A Farmer Boy Birthday (My First Little House Books Series)

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Long, long ago, a little boy named Almanzo Wilder lived on a farm in the New York countryside with his father, his mother, his big brother, Royal, and his big sisters, Eliza Jane and Alice. One special day is Almanzo's birthday. He gets to stay home from school, and even better, Father gives him a yoke for his calves, Star and Bright, and a beautiful hand-sled. Almanzo spends the morning learning how to break the calves, and then he spends the afternoon flying down the hill in ...

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Overview

Long, long ago, a little boy named Almanzo Wilder lived on a farm in the New York countryside with his father, his mother, his big brother, Royal, and his big sisters, Eliza Jane and Alice. One special day is Almanzo's birthday. He gets to stay home from school, and even better, Father gives him a yoke for his calves, Star and Bright, and a beautiful hand-sled. Almanzo spends the morning learning how to break the calves, and then he spends the afternoon flying down the hill in his brand-new sled.

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers. Now for the first time, the youngest readers can share Almanzo's adventures on the farm in these very special picture books adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved storybooks. Jody Wheeler's warm paintings, inspired by Garth Williams' classic Little House illustrations, bring Almanzo and his family lovingly to life.

Almanzo Wilder celebrates his birthday by breaking in a pair of calves and sledding on his new sled.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060274771
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/11/1998
  • Series: Little House Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 700,490
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. She and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. Later, Laura and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There, believing in the importance of knowing where you began in order to appreciate how far you've come, Laura wrote about her childhood growing up on the American frontier. For millions of readers Laura lives on forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.

Jody Wheeler is the illustrator of over forty books for children, including three picture books about Almanzo Wilder. She lives in New York City.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mrs. A.J. Wilder
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 7, 1867
    2. Place of Birth:
      Pepin, Wisconsin
    1. Date of Death:
      February 10, 1957
    2. Place of Death:
      Mansfield, Missouri

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  • Posted June 8, 2012

    Great books for kids

    I have the whole series of the Little House chapter books. I bought them originally for my children and just bought a set for my granddaughter. Each book is one story. The illustrations are wonderful. Each book gives a picture of pioneer life from a child's perspective. Farmer Boy is the most difficult one to find. You won't be disappointed by any of the books in this series

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