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After Indians predicted a severe winter, Laura's family moved into town where blizzards soon isolated them and supplies ran outPublishers Description
The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as Pa, Ma, Laura, Mary, Carrie, and little Grace bravely face the hard winter of 1880-81 in their little house in the Dakota Territory. Blizzards cover the little town with snow, cutting off all supplies from the outside. Soon there is almost no food left, so young Almanzo Wilder and a friend make a dangerous trip across the prairie to find some wheat. Finally a joyous Christmas is celebrated in a very unusual way in this most exciting of all the Little House books.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.31" Width: 5.72" Height: 1.16"
Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 14, 1953
Availability 37 units.
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|'The Long Winter' manages to keep readers toasty warm! Mar 4, 2008|
|In the short thirteen-years of her life, Laura Ingalls has seen a lot of tragedy and hardship. But now that her family has finally settled into De Smet, Laura believes things are looking up. They have a wonderful claim, where they reside in a claim shanty; they're close to town; and soon Laura and Carrie will be able to attend school. Laura can think of nothing to complain about except for the fact that Mary has lost her vision completely, and that, as a young lady, Laura is not longer permitted to indulge in such childish games as playing ball and roughhousing. Then the unthinkable happens, and everything changes.|
Ma has never been happier. Finally she has convinced Pa to settle down in De Smet once and for all, where the children can attend school, and Laura can begin her training as a schoolteacher. No more lonely nights on the prairie, or treks all over the country. Finally they have a home. Laura is thrilled, as well. While she is unhappy with the mature changes she has had to make in her life, she can't help but feel thrilled to finally have a place to call home. Sure it's a flimsy claim shanty, but soon it will be a sprawling property just perfect to stay warm in during the winter. Besides, now that she will be able to further her education, she can think about sending Mary to college. While Laura isn't interested in becoming a schoolteacher, she can't help but think of how the money will help her family send Mary to college, so she buckles down to learn everything she possibly can. But just as school is starting up, a series of howling blizzards descend upon De Smet, and Laura's family is thrust into a serious new challenge that could test their faith. But the blizzards are just the start of it. When the supply trains stop running, the residents of De Smet find themselves starving, and running low on the items they need to make it through the harsh winter. It is only when Almanzo Wilder takes matters into his own hands, and sets out on a journey that will assist all the townspeople, that folks start to think positively. In the meantime, however, Laura will have to suck up all of her courage to help her family forge through the harsh new challenge at hand, and survive the harshest winter ever.
I thought BY THE SHORES OF SILVER LAKE was the most thrilling book in the LITTLE HOUSE series; but after reading THE LONG WINTER, I believe that I've changed my mind. Once more, Laura Ingalls Wilder has penned a magnificent addition to the series about her life. Laura seems so grown up within the pages of THE LONG WINTER. Her maturity level has simply soared, and the compassion she shows towards Mary, and helping her fulfill her dream of going to college is absolutely heartwarming. The newfound bond between her and the aging Carrie is also quite refreshing, showcasing the special love found only between siblings. I found the chapters about Almanzo and Royal Wilder to be a nice treat, as well. It was fun to get a glimpse into the world of these two life-loving brothers, and spy on their quarrels and humorous relationship. THE LONG WINTER manages to keep readers toasty warm!
|From the perspective of a 5yr old girl-'My First Book Review'. Feb 1, 2008|
|I liked "The Long Winter" because I liked the things Laura, Mary, Carrie and Grace did. |
I didn't laugh as much as I did when reading the "Little House in the Big Woods". This book taught me about fall, spring and winter, but mostly about winter. There was maybe about 20 pages about spring.
In the winter they saw antelopes west of town, after they lived in the dugout, but only Mr. Foster got one.
This is a good book to read to learn about the whole country.
K age 5
|The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder Jun 17, 2007|
|This was given as a present to the Mumbulla School for Stiner Education. All the girls and one boy who have read it so far have told me that they loved the book. They are also asking to hire the other books in the searies that they havent read yet.|
Wonderfull for ages 8-12yrs.
|Simply Engaging Dec 2, 2006|
|Of all the Little House books, this one seems to evoke the strongest emotions. Whether it's cold, hunger or just admiration for the family. This book is an experience and one that you'll remember long after you're done.|
More than all of that, this is a book to listen to. From the beginning of the whir of the mowing machine to the singing on the last page, you hear this book. The blizzards howl and screech, threads sing together like music, voices of strangers in the street, the coffee mill grinds on endlessly. Pa loses his "voice" when his hands are too roughened by twisting hay to play the violin. Throughout all is the music made by singing, speaking and the routine of life, against the voices in the blizzard. Many times the family sang or recited in order to hear themselves and fight against the howling winds.
When I first read this book as a girl, I remembered the cold and how Laura had to twist that hay just to survive and stay warm. Now as an adult, I admire the family dynamics. Caroline and Charles always stayed positive and strong. They didn't argue, they only figured out a way to get them by. When the weather got any of the family down, someone else gave them courage. Laura really developed in this story as well. It was the first time that I could recall her using Ma's words, "alls well that ends well" after the slough incident. She showed more responsibility and discipline than she had to this point.
The story is simply told, not with big words but with a big view on life. The pacing keeps you turning pages, even without our modern day cliffhangers. The best part is this book is clean and portrays good values while not being preachy. I would recommend this to anyone of any age. Just make sure you snuggle before reading because when you're done, you'll feel as if you had gone through it as well.
|You should try this book!!!!!!!! Dec 1, 2006|
|if you like reading books about animals and people who work hard to get what they want,then you will like this book. I like this story,personally, because it tells a story about a family caught in a blizzard with little food and no places to go to get food because there are no trains and there is hardly anything for them to do but wait. You should try this book because you will love the story about a family who is fighting to save their lives. I guarantee you will enjoy reading "The Long Winter".|
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