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These Happy Golden Years

Author : Laura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN : 9780062484109
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The eighth book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series, and the recipient of a Newbery Honor—now available as an ebook! This digital version features Garth Williams's classic illustrations, which appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Fifteen-year-old Laura lives apart from her family for the first time, teaching school in a claim shanty twelve miles from home. She is very homesick, but she knows that her earnings can help pay for her sister Mary's tuition at the college for the blind. Only one thing gets her through the lonely weeks—every weekend, Almanzo Wilder arrives at the school to take Laura home for a visit. Friendship soon turns to love for Laura and Almanzo. The nine Little House books are inspired by Laura's own childhood and have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Little House Long Shadow

Author : Anita Clair Fellman
ISBN : 0826266339
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Beyond their status as classic children’s stories, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books play a significant role in American culture that most people cannot begin to appreciate. Millions of children have sampled the books in school; played out the roles of Laura and Mary; or visited Wilder homesites with their parents, who may be fans themselves. Yet, as Anita Clair Fellman shows, there is even more to this magical series with its clear emotional appeal: a covert political message that made many readers comfortable with the resurgence of conservatism in the Reagan years and beyond. In Little House, Long Shadow, a leading Wilder scholar offers a fresh interpretation of the Little House books that examines how this beloved body of children’s literature found its way into many facets of our culture and consciousness—even influencing the responsiveness of Americans to particular political views. Because both Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, opposed the New Deal programs being implemented during the period in which they wrote, their books reflect their use of family history as an argument against the state’s protection of individuals from economic uncertainty. Their writing emphasized the isolation of the Ingalls family and the family’s resilience in the face of crises and consistently equated self-sufficiency with family acceptance, security, and warmth. Fellman argues that the popularity of these books—abetted by Lane’s overtly libertarian views—helped lay the groundwork for a negative response to big government and a positive view of political individualism, contributing to the acceptance of contemporary conservatism while perpetuating a mythic West. Beyond tracing the emergence of this influence in the relationship between Wilder and her daughter, Fellman explores the continuing presence of the books—and their message—in modern cultural institutions from classrooms to tourism, newspaper editorials to Internet message boards. Little House, Long Shadow shows how ostensibly apolitical artifacts of popular culture can help explain shifts in political assumptions. It is a pioneering look at the dissemination of books in our culture that expands the discussion of recent political transformations—and suggests that sources other than political rhetoric have contributed to Americans’ renewed appreciation of individualist ideals.
Category: Literary Criticism

Little House In The Big Woods

Author : Laura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN : 1405272163
Genre : Autobiographical fiction
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Inside the little house in the Big Woods lives the Ingalls family: Ma, Pa, Mary, Laura and baby Carrie. Outside the little house are the wild animals: the bears, the deer and the wolves. This is the classic tale of how they live together, mostly in harmony, but sometimes in fear . . .
Category: Autobiographical fiction

Laura S Little House

Author : Laura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN : 0694007684
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Children are invited to lift the flaps to find out how Laura spends her day
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Author : Laura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN : 1566190517
Genre : Fiction
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This collection of articles written by Wilder for the Missouri Ruralist between 1911 and 1918 can be seen as her prelude to the characters and events she so luminously depicted in the Little House books. Allowing us a glimpse into the craft of an American master, these articles are divided into four thematic sections: Life on the Farm and in the Country; Making a Home; The Ways of the World; and A Woman's Role. Wilder deals with a wide variety of topics, including World War I, the San Francisco Exposition of 1915, and the movement for women's rights. A unique perspective on American life.
Category: Fiction

Hello Laura

Author : Laura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN : PSU:000031441131
Genre : Board books
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Shows how Laura spends her days at the little house on the prairie
Category: Board books

The Little House Books Little House In The Big Woods

Author : Laura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN : 1598531603
Genre : Fiction
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Presents the first four "Little House" books in addition to the transcripts of two speeches delivered by the author on the art of writing historical fiction.
Category: Fiction

Little House Parties

Author : Heather Henson
ISBN : 0060279516
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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From the maple syrup party at her grandpa's house in the Big Woods in Wisconsin to parties with her school friends in Plum Creek and her first co-ed party in De Smet, Dakota Territory, Laura enjoys all kinds of gatherings.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Laura Ingalls Wilder S Fairy Poems

Author : Laura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN : 0385325339
Genre : American poetry
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A treasury of fairy poems, written in 1915 by the author of the Little House series, is collected for the first time and is accompanied by lush illustrations, as well as an excerpt from the author's essay, "Fairies Still Appear to Those with Seeing Eyes."
Category: American poetry

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Country Cookbook

Author : Laura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN : 0064461963
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 80.19 MB
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An original collection of recipes by Laura Ingalls Wilder is adapted from her personal records at Rocky Ridge Farm and includes such farmhouse fare as chicken and dumplings, corn pudding, and strawberry pie
Category: Cooking

Dear Laura

Author : Laura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN : 0060262753
Genre : Authors, American
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Gathering Laura Ingalls Wilder's favorite fan letters from children, an endearing collection consisting of family descriptions, poems, birthday cards, and personal drawings reveals the writer's impact on several young lives.
Category: Authors, American

Little House In The Ozarks

Author : Laura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN : 0883659689
Genre : Frontier and pioneer life
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Newspaper articles written between 1911 and 1925 describe the author's life in the years following those covered in her children's books.
Category: Frontier and pioneer life

The Little House Books The Library Of America Collection

Author : Laura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN : 159853162X
Genre : Fiction
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Follows the adventures of the Ingalls family from the time they find a livable homestead in De Smet, Dakota Territory, through the courtship and marriage of Laura and Almanzo.
Category: Fiction

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Author : Pamela Smith Hill
ISBN : 9780977795567
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"[E]xamines Wilder's tumultuous, but ultimately successful, professional and personal relationship with her daughter-the hidden editor-Rose Wilder Lane.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Farmer Boy Birthday

Author : Laura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN : 006027476X
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Almanzo Wilder celebrates his birthday by breaking in a pair of calves and sledding on his new sled.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The First Four Years

Author : Laura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN : 0140310282
Genre : Children's stories
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An account of Laura's marriage and three years of her life on a homestead and free claim on the South Dakota prairie.
Category: Children's stories

My Little House Sticker Book

Author : Laura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN : 0694007498
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Includes two fully laminated spreads showing the Little House in the Big Woods, another laminated spread showing the yard outside, thirty reusable stickers of the Little House characters, and a brief story about Laura and Mary.
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