By the Shores of Silver Lake (Little House Series: Classic Stories #5)

By the Shores of Silver Lake (Little House Series: Classic Stories #5)

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by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams
     
 

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Meet Laura Ingalls...the little girl who would grow up to write the Little House books. Pa heads west to the unsettled wilderness of the Dakota Territory. When Ma, Mary, Laura, Carrie, and Grace join him, they become the first settlers in the town of De Smet. And Pa begins work on the first building in what will soon be a brand-new town on the shores of Silver Lake.

Overview

Meet Laura Ingalls...the little girl who would grow up to write the Little House books. Pa heads west to the unsettled wilderness of the Dakota Territory. When Ma, Mary, Laura, Carrie, and Grace join him, they become the first settlers in the town of De Smet. And Pa begins work on the first building in what will soon be a brand-new town on the shores of Silver Lake.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060581848
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/11/2004
Series:
Little House Series, #5
Edition description:
Full Color Collector's Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
85,757
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867–1957) was born in a log cabin in the Wisconsin woods. With her family, she pioneered throughout America’s heartland during the 1870s and 1880s, finally settling in Dakota Territory. She married Almanzo Wilder in 1885; their only daughter, Rose, was born the following year. The Wilders moved to Rocky Ridge Farm at Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894, where they established a permanent home. After years of farming, Laura wrote the first of her beloved Little House books in 1932. The nine Little House books are international classics. Her writings live on into the twenty-first century as America’s quintessential pioneer story.

Garth Williams's classic illustrations for the Little House books caused Laura to remark that she "and her folks live again in these pictures." Garth Williams also illustrated Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and almost one hundred other books.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 7, 1867
Date of Death:
February 10, 1957
Place of Birth:
Pepin, Wisconsin
Place of Death:
Mansfield, Missouri
Website:
http://www.littlehousebooks.com

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By the Shores of Silver Lake 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
The wonderful story of young Laura Ingalls continues to unfold in this book. There are cousins to have horse adventures with, there are trains to ride on, and a whole town to build. The Ingalls are the very first settlers in the new town of De Smet. What a fun and joyous time in this family's life. "Little House" books are always a heartwarming read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this is the book when Laura really grows up and lets go. It was really sad when Jack died and when Mary is sick. Laura is about my age here and i dont know if i would have been able to let go of the past like she did.
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wendNJ More than 1 year ago
I read all the Little House books out loud each night to my 8 year old daughter and my husband. We all love them! My daughter loves Laura and her family and my husband and I are continually astounded at how self-reliant Pa and Ma are. I never thought my husband would enjoy these books, but it really has turned into a family event each night.
Zin More than 1 year ago
In 2010 we live in a world that revolves around technology. Children know all about the electronic devices available from tv, cell phones, to games. Yet, many have no clue that electronic games once did not exist and life was wonderful. Laura Ingalls Wilder captures the simple pleasures of life and all that nature offered to children in her book, By the Shores of Silver Lake. There was no danger running across a frozen lake, but when you come across a wolves' den, your chances of getting away rely on quick instinct. I totally recommend this book.
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ALL of Laura Ingalls Wilder's stories are excellent, I would highly recommend to anyone!! And the color versions of the book are better quality books as far as the paper, doesn't tear as easily...And the color really enhances the stories for children.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
another great book by laura ingalls wilder continuing the tradtion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a pretty good book. my favorite part was when Laura and her family went on their very first train ride. I thought it was very sad how Laura's dog-Jack died.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a really good book! It shows thge change of little girl Laura to grown up Laura. It shows family bonds... and a surprise place they get to stay during the winter, but I'm not going to tell you. You'll have to read the book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes, I highly recommend this book! It is so great, you'll love it if you read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the Shores of Silver Lake Laura sees a lot of railroad men. She learns how the men level the land so railroad tracks can be laid down. In the middle of this book people come and settle the land. Since people had no homes built yet they stayed in Laura's house and then moved on to going further west or settling around that area. I reccomend this book to people who want to learn about the wild west.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very Good book!!! Talkes about Pa working on the railroad and mary being Blind.