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

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

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Overview

The sixth book in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s treasured Little House series, and the recipient of a Newbery Honor. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.

The fledgling town of De Smet in the Dakota Territory is hit hard by the brutal winter of 1880-1881. Laura, Pa, Ma, Mary, Carrie, and little Grace face the winter as best they can, but soon, blizzards have covered the town in snow that piles up to the rooftops, cutting the town off from supplies and trade. Food stores begin to run dangerously low. To save the town from starvation, young Almanzo Wilder and a friend brave the conditions, set off across the prairie in search of wheat, and return victorious. The town is saved, and the townspeople share in an unusual, but joyful, Christmas celebration.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060264604
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/14/1953
Series: Little House , #6
Edition description: REV
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 154,798
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.13(d)
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
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 is the renowned illustrator of almost one hundred books for children, including the beloved Stuart Little by E. B. White, Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban, and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

He was born in 1912 in New York City but raised in England. He founded an art school near London and served with the British Red Cross Civilian Defense during World War II. Williams worked as a portrait sculptor, art director, and magazine artist before doing his first book Stuart Little, thus beginning a long and lustrous career illustrating some of the best known children's books.

In addition to illustrating works by White and Wilder, he also illustrated George Selden’s The Cricket in Times Square and its sequels (Farrar Straus Giroux). He created the character and pictures for the first book in the Frances series by Russell Hoban (HarperCollins) and the first books in the Miss Bianca series by Margery Sharp (Little, Brown). He collaborated with Margaret Wise Brown on her Little Golden Books titles Home for a Bunny and Little Fur Family, among others, and with Jack Prelutsky on two poetry collections published by Greenwillow: Ride a Purple Pelican and Beneath a Blue Umbrella. He also wrote and illustrated seven books on his own, including Baby Farm Animals (Little Golden Books) and The Rabbits’ Wedding (HarperCollins).

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1867

Date of Death:

February 10, 1957

Place of Birth:

Pepin, Wisconsin

Place of Death:

Mansfield, Missouri

Table of Contents

Make Hay While the Sun Shines
1(14)
An Errand to Town
15(12)
Fall of the Year
27(10)
October Blizzard
37(8)
After the Storm
45(9)
Indian Summer
54(5)
Indian Warning
59(7)
Settled in Town
66(9)
Cap Garland
75(21)
Three Days' Blizzard
96(9)
Pa Goes to Volga
105(11)
Alone
116(8)
We'll Weather the Blast
124(7)
One Bright Day
131(8)
No Trains
139(10)
Fair Weather
149(12)
Seed Wheat
161(7)
Merry Christmas
168(20)
Where There's A Will
188(11)
Antelope!
199(13)
The Hard Winter
212(13)
Gold and Dark
225(17)
The Wheat in the Wall
242(10)
Not Really Hungry
252(3)
Free and Independent
255(5)
Breathing Spell
260(4)
For Daily Bread
264(21)
Four Days' Blizzard
285(9)
The Last Mile
294(14)
It Can't Beat Us
308(5)
Waiting for the Train
313(9)
The Christmas Barrel
322(4)
Christmas in May
326

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