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Old Town in the Green Groves: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Lost Little House Years (Little House Series)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2005

    awesome!

    This book has so much in it that reminds me of Laura's writing! The writer has the same enchantment that Laura had so I suggest that every1 should read this! It's the captivating story that fills in the rest of the Laura Ingalls tales. I had always wondered until now what had happened to Laura. Wonderful! Absolutly wonderful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2005

    So Stupid

    Why would anyone want to write about Laura's lost years...mabye she didnt write about them for a reason. Thats just mean to write about someone else's life. I love all the litlle house series especially the caroline books. It was much better when Laura wrote the stories...it sounded natural she knew how to write it all but this author....TERRIBLE!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2003

    Stick to the original

    I read the Laura Ingalls Wilder 'Little House on the Prairie' series when I was 8 years old, and for 4 years after that I was virtually obsessed with her books and her life. Laura Ingalls Wilder inspired me to become a writer. I think everyone should simply stick to the originals, noone can tell it better than those who experience it. Laura is the best and the only writer that has the touch to bring the past to life when it comes to her life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2002

    a wonderful written peice of lost history

    Like useual the Ingalls family is going threw hard times and like always they pull through just fine. This story is wonderful I recamend it to any one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2002

    Old Town in the Green Groves: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Lost Little House Years

    I'm Lydia's pal. And I agree 100% with her fight anainst Ms. Cairo. That's all I have to say about this matter, being that Lydia has covered all I wanted to say.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2002

    Old Town in the Green Groves: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Lost Little House Years

    Excuse me! I got some things to say to Paula Cairo-- 1)It is clear why Mrs. Rylant wrote this 'lost' book: she, like many other fans, wondered what happened during those years. (If you know how to 'read between the lines' as I know how to, thanks to my teachers, you would beable to relize this). 2) Duh! The writting's creditable. And it is sweet, as 'Little House' books tend to be, but it's not so sweet that it's cloying! also, its NOT imitative!!!!! 3) I don't find this book annoying. 4) This is the next real book to going bake in time to the 1870s. 5) This book isn't syupy! 6) It doesn't go over the edge in death scenes, we all knew that Baby Freddy was goning to die, right?, (this book isn't for tots). Whats so scary about a cemtary in broad daylight anyway? It's not like Laura & Alice saw some fellow being killed like in 'Tom Sawyer'. Plus, we all knew that Ma will live. Thats all I gotta say. If ms. Cairo wants to fight back all she has to write a review that dides me! PS- Ms. Rylant didn't write 'Sarah, Plain and Tall'. Patricia McLaughlin wrote it. Mrs. Rylant wrote 'Missing May', The 'Henry & Mudge' series, and 'Mr. Putter and Tabby' series. PSS- There is no such thing as a 'real book'. PSSS- I've brought up the adverage rating to a 4 star 'Recommended'. HA!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2002

    Too sweet for me!

    It's unclear to me why Cynthia Rylant would accept the task of writing in the style of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The writing of course is creditable, yet the story is so sweet that it is cloying, and above all, imitative in a way that would have to be annoying to real lovers of the Wilder Little House books. I'd rather spend time with real, not purely decorative books. Syrupy with good cheer, this book goes over the edge even in the sickness and death scenes and in the cemetery.

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