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The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2016, books-for-the-kids, calibre, classics, family, favorite-series, historical-fiction, history, kobo, read-again, reviewed, young-adult, 2018, 2012, 2019, survival
Read 4 times. Last read March 2, 2019.

If you know me at all, you know how much I hate being cold. Winter is the worst! This book is my worst nightmare. Snow. Way below zero temps. Freezing winds. No food. I like to think I am a hearty pioneer gal, but in my heart I know I love food and sunshine way too much. But, much like Laura, I would survive, because I'm strong like a bull.

A comically stereotypical Indian, straight from central casting, walks into the store in town and warns the white people that a big heap long winter is coming. He's basically ignored by everyone but Pa and the Wilder Boys, because they are smarter than everyone else. Plus handsome and talented and funny. But I digress. The winter comes, the trains stop, and the whole town is on the brink of death. Literally. Luckily for the entire town of DeSmet, Almanzo and Cap have more bravery than sense, and they go on a foolhardy mission to save the town.

I love this one. 4 stars.
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Reading Progress

December 8, 2012 – Started Reading (Paperback Edition)
December 8, 2012 – Shelved (Paperback Edition)
December 8, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012 (Paperback Edition)
December 11, 2012 – Shelved as: books-for-the-kids (Paperback Edition)
December 11, 2012 – Shelved as: favorite-series (Paperback Edition)
December 11, 2012 – Finished Reading (Paperback Edition)
December 18, 2016 – Started Reading
December 19, 2016 – Finished Reading
December 23, 2016 – Shelved
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: books-for-the-kids
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: calibre
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: classics
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: family
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: favorite-series
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: history
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: kobo
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: read-again
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: reviewed
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: young-adult
March 1, 2018 – Started Reading
March 1, 2018 – Finished Reading
March 2, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018
March 2, 2018 – Shelved as: 2012
March 2, 2019 – Started Reading
March 2, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
March 2, 2019 – Shelved as: survival
March 2, 2019 – Finished Reading

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