Little House (9-Book Boxed Set)

Little House (9-Book Boxed Set)

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Little House (9-Book Boxed Set) by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams

This nine-book paperback box set of the classic series features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.

The nine books in the timeless Little House series tell the story of Laura’s real childhood as an American pioneer, and are cherished by readers of all generations. They offer a unique glimpse into life on the American frontier, and tell the heartwarming, unforgettable story of a loving family.

Little House in the Big Woods

Meet the Ingalls family—Laura, Ma, Pa, Mary, and baby Carrie, who all live in a cozy log cabin in the big woods of Wisconsin in the 1870s. Though many of their neighbors are wolves and panthers and bears, the woods feel like home, thanks to Ma’s homemade cheese and butter and the joyful sounds of Pa’s fiddle.

Farmer Boy

As Laura Ingalls is growing up in a little house in Kansas, Almanzo Wilder lives on a big farm in New York. He and his brothers and sisters work hard from dawn to supper to help keep their family farm running. Almanzo wishes for just one thing—his very own horse—but he must prove that he is ready for such a big responsibility.

Little House on the Prairie

When Pa decides to sell the log house in the woods, the family packs up and moves from Wisconsin to Kansas, where Pa builds them their little house on the prairie!  Living on the farm is different from living in the woods, but Laura and her family are kept busy and are happy with the promise of their new life on the prairie.

On the Banks of Plum Creek

The Ingalls family lives in a sod house beside Plum Creek in Minnesota until Pa builds them a new house made of sawed lumber. The money for the lumber will come from their first wheat crop. But then, just before the wheat is ready to harvest, a strange glittering cloud fills the sky, blocking out the sun. Millions of grasshoppers cover the field and everything on the farm, and by the end of a week, there is no wheat crop left.

By the Shores of Silver Lake

Pa Ingalls heads west to the unsettled wilderness of the Dakota Territory. When Ma, Mary, Laura, Carrie, and baby Grace join him, they become the first settlers in the town of De Smet. Pa starts work on the first building of the brand new town, located on the shores of Silver Lake. 

The Long Winter

The first terrible storm comes to the barren prairie in October. Then it snows almost without stopping until April. With snow piled as high as the rooftops, it’s impossible for trains to deliver supplies, and the townspeople, including Laura and her family, are starving. Young Almanzo Wilder, who has settled in the town, risks his life to save the town.

Little Town on the Prairie

De Smet is rejuvenated with the beginning of spring. But in addition to the parties, socials, and “literaries,” work must continue. Laura spends many hours sewing shirts to help Ma and Pa get enough money to send Mary to a college for the blind. But in the evenings, Laura makes time for a new caller, Almanzo Wilder.

These Happy Golden Years

Laura must continue to earn money to keep Mary in her college for the blind, so she gets a job as a teacher. It’s not easy, and for the first time she’s living away from home. But it gets a little better every Friday, when Almanzo picks Laura up to take her back home for the weekend. Though Laura is still young, she and Almanzo are officially courting, and she knows that this is a time for new beginnings.

The First Four Years

Laura Ingalls and Almanzo Wilder have just been married! They move to a small prairie homestead to start their lives together. But each year brings new challenges—storms, sickness, fire, and unpaid debts. These first four years call for courage, strength, and a great deal of determination. And through it all, Laura and Almanzo still have their love, which only grows when baby Rose arrives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064400404
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/1989
Series: Little House Series
Sales rank: 15,719
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 6.70(h) x 5.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About 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.

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1867

Date of Death:

February 10, 1957

Place of Birth:

Pepin, Wisconsin

Place of Death:

Mansfield, Missouri

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mickderb More than 1 year ago
I read these books as a little girl living in DeSmet, SD, "the Little Town on the Prairie". I truly thought they were exclusive to 'our library' because each day we looked out over Silver Lake and passed the big slough when headed home to the north of town. As a youngster, when visiting the library, if our behavior was good, the librarian would bring out Mary's braille Bible and let us 'feel the words', of course it is now kept under secure glass.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this set of books from my parents when I was a child, and now my daughter enjoys reading them. In fact, they've been read so much over the years that we need another set because we've worn the covers off of some of them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I always loved the story of Laura Ingalls Wilder. I was able to share these books with my daugters and now my granddaughter. It was a time of love and laughter. These stories will always be a cherished part of my life and now a part of my granddaughters life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books!I am 13 and in the seventh grade.Laura's books have good lessons in them that should never be forgotten.
Jaynez More than 1 year ago
This was the first set of books I bought when I was 7 years old. I loved them then and I continue to love them now. My old set was worn beyond use because of all the times I've read the books. I have to buy a new set so that I can share it with my younger cousins and in the future with my own children. I recommend this series to everyone. It is an excellent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Little House series is a connection between generations as well as a great set of stories. I read them, my daughter read them and now my granddaughter is reading them. We can discuss the stories, history and pure enjoyment together.
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Tara1 More than 1 year ago
Great set! Print is easy to read. A great book to read aloud to your family!
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I just saw a repeat of the TV-series on dutch TV, we are on season 7 episode 4. I am a grandfather of almost 68, and I enjoy the series so much that I hope to see the original books come available as NOOK Books to get them across the atlantic.
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ShopperMomAT More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THESE BOOKS! I am an adult and have read through the entire series with my 4-year-old daughter. I did not read them as a child so it was my first experience with Little house. We both loved every single one. The stories are sometimes silly, fun, and heart-wrenching at the same time. I loved Laura and her family. They had hardships but were happy to have each other and are a wonderful example of a loving family. I would recommend these for children of all ages. And adults of all ages, too!
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SandyAllen More than 1 year ago
These books were in my parents' house when my sisters and I were growing up. We all read them many times. I am glad they are still a staple of homes. I truly believe they helped us become the readers we all are today.
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