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The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide

by Annette Whipple


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Eager young readers can now discover and experience Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books like never before. Author Annette Whipple encourages children to engage in pioneer activities while thinking deeper about the Ingalls and Wilder families as portrayed in the nine Little House books. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion provides brief introductions to each Little House book, chapter-by-chapter story guides, and “Fact or Fiction” sidebars, plus 75 activities, crafts, and recipes that encourage kids to “Live Like Laura” using easy-to-find supplies. Thoughtful questions help the reader develop appreciation and understanding of Wilder’s stories. Every aspiring adventurer will enjoy this walk alongside Laura from the big woods to the golden years.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641601665
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/04/2020
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,101,608
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Annette Whipple uses nonfiction to inspire a sense of wonder and curiosity in young readers. For more than 20 years, she has taught children in classrooms, nature centers, 4-H clubs, churches, and camps. Annette Whipple is the creator of www.WilderCompanion.com, a resource for fans of the Little House books.

Table of Contents

A Note for the Reader ix

Part I Little Laura

1 Little House in the Big Woods (Pepin, Wisconsin) 1

2 Farmer Boy (Burke, New York) 17

3 Little House on the Prairie (Independence, Kansas) 41

4 On the Banks of Plum Creek (Walnut Grove, Minnesota) 63

5 By the Shores of Silver Lake (De Smet, Dakota Territory) 77

6 The Long Winter (De Smet, Dakota Territory) 95

7 Little Town on the Prairie (De Smet, Dakota Territory) 109

8 These Happy Golden Years (De Smet, Dakota Territory) 121

Part II Life Beyond Little House

9 The First Four Years (De Smet, Dakota Territory) 135

10 What Happened Next (Leaving de Smet) 147

Glossary of Pioneer Terms 153

Resources to Explore 167

Places to Visit 167

Books, Websites, and Videos 170

Activities List 171

Acknowledgments 173

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