The Long Winter (Little House Series: Classic Stories #6)

The Long Winter (Little House Series: Classic Stories #6)

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by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams, McDonald, Swift
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064400060
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Series:
Little House Series, #6
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
500,567
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 10.82(h) x 0.78(d)
Lexile:
790L (what's this?)
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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Long Winter 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I love Laura!! I wish I lived like her! I just LOVE this book!!!
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
Another great story from the "Little House" books! Winter is coming and Pa knows it's going to be a tough one. Even though the Ingalls family doesn't like it, they have to leave their country homestead and move into town for winter. It's only for the best, because there is food, supplies, and reliable neighbors in town. As soon as spring comes the family will move back to their homestead, but it seems as though spring will never arrive. Instead, the hard, frigid blizzards just keep coming. Sometimes they'll stop for a few hours, but then pick right back up. Laura helps as much as she can, but the house is cold and her fingers are often numb. As winter drags on, everyone in town is low on supplies. The trains are out struck in the blizzard's ice and snow. No one knows if they have enough food to last until the trains get through. The only thing that the town can think about is the constant howling of the wind, drumming noises on the roof, and the frost-covered window pane. My personal thoughts: Truly enjoyable book. It's filled with good morals of family and friends working together, and creating happiness in a world of darkness. Especially great to read on a dark wintry night.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kinda thight it was boring and long. I don't really want to read it again. But the other books are great...
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andreatodd More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this book on a hot summer day when I was 10, shivering in the 80-degree heat. What an evocative, finely crafted novel this is!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book, The Long Winter, is a considerably good book with a historical background. It is written by Laura Ingalls Wilder, a popular author. The book is from the well known book series, Little House on the Prairie. The Long Winter, starts of with a lovely fall day. The main character (and author) and her family don’t know what’s coming. A long, hard winter is hiding it the shadows. The family must move into the little town of De Smet, along with their animals because of freezing temperatures. Storm after storm, the Ingalls’ fight winter with twisted hay logs and blankets. Each night, with numb fingers and cold feet all the Ingalls’ trudge up the steps of their temporary house to the rescue of their warm beds, longing for spring to come. The Long Winter, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, is a great book for those who enjoy a classic to read on a Sunday afternoon. Although a bit slow at the end, this book provides an exciting story along with a look into the past. This book is great for children who want to learn more about this mid-1800’s time period or those who just want to read a good book! I would not recommend this book to those under the age of 8-9, because there is a swear used in quote as well as the fact that this book is a true story about a family barely surviving winter. I am not a huge fan of the illustration style, but that’s a matter of opinion. As a whole I would give this book four well deserved stars.
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I liked that the book seemed to take me back in time to the winter of 1880-1881. Reading about twenty foot snowdrifts and about temperatures being minus forty degrees made me feel cold while reading the book. People who live in warmer climates (such as Texas) will be fascinated by the blizzards and amount of snow that covers the ground in the winter. This is one of the best historical fiction books I have read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The collectors edition is very nice and the color pictures an d glossy pages make this very good book even better. This is my favorite story in the Little House series about the famous winter of 1868-69 when Laura nd her family where living in the little town of De Smet. I wonder if the blizzards really did last until late April, or was that added for drama? I knew the winter was bad, but not that bad!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. You would love it too if you read it. You should read Laura Ingalls Wilder's other books too. They're great, too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fabulous book, and I hope that you enjoy it too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this story woz amazing and i thoght it waas truly delightful 2 c how th family coped through tuff tyms it sendz out a good message which we mustn't ignore
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Long Winter is the best book i ever read! now if you likes books check this one out you will like it to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its a great and interesting book that is written by Laura. It shows how the family works together during such a long, rough, and hard winter. EXELLENT BOOK!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest books yet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Probably my favorite of all of the Little House books. Tells the story of true courage in the face of adversity. Almanzo and Cap are real heroes! Read all the books when I was a child and have read them to my own children, who also enjoy them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I've ever read! If you can read at all get this book!