County Fair (My First Little House Books Series)

County Fair (My First Little House Books Series)

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by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Jody Wheeler
     
 

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It's an exciting day for Almanzo as the Wilder family visits the county fair in this second My First Little House Book adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic Farmer Boy. There are contests, races, and good things to eat, and Almanzo can't wait to see what the judges think of his special pumpkin. Jody Wheeler's luminous illustrations bring Laura's beloved farmer

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It's an exciting day for Almanzo as the Wilder family visits the county fair in this second My First Little House Book adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic Farmer Boy. There are contests, races, and good things to eat, and Almanzo can't wait to see what the judges think of his special pumpkin. Jody Wheeler's luminous illustrations bring Laura's beloved farmer boy to life.

Author Biography: Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. As her classic Little House books tell us, she and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. She and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There Laura wrote her story in the Little House books, and lived until she was ninety years old. For millions of readers, however, she lives forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Michelle Martin
One title in the "My First Little House Books" series, this brief picture book tells the story of Almanzo's winning a blue ribbon at the county fair for displaying the biggest, best-tasting pumpkin at the fair. Useful for giving students a more realistic understanding of the customs, foods, dress and entertainment integral to the late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century prairie life, this adaptation of Wilder's Little House stories offers young readers colorful illustrations, stylistically inspired by Garth Williams, that may aid their understanding when they later encounter Wilder's novels. Simple but well-written text conveys an interesting and informative narrative that young readers will enjoy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756917272
Publisher:
Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
My First Little House Picture Books
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 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.

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

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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County Fair (My First Little House Books Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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A wonderful addition to any family library.