Little Town on the Prairie

Little Town on the Prairie

Book - 1953
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Pa's homestead thrives, Laura gets her first job in town, blackbirds eat the corn and oats crops, Mary goes to college, and Laura gets into trouble at school, but becomes a certified school teacher.
Publisher: New York, Harper, 1953.
Edition: Newly illustrated, uniform ed.
ISBN: 9780060264505
Branch Call Number: JF Wild
Characteristics: 304 p. illus. 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Williams, Garth


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Nov 25, 2018

After long winter

Dec 27, 2013

Laura begins to become a young lady in this book but I love how we can see her thoughts and know that deep down she still has the little girl that we all love inside of her.

7Liberty7 May 22, 2013

I think this book had a lot of activity on the part of the Ingalls, with socials, parties, Mary's going away, and lots of school trouble! Definitely one of my top three favorites.

Megi2001 Oct 22, 2012

It was nice, but a little boring!

Roxannajayc Jul 21, 2012

Great story! I love Laura Ingalls. Makes me feel like a pioneer girl, too.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

i soooooooo luv this book!!!!!!!!!!!!

horses213 Apr 07, 2011

I love little town on the prairie I read it over and over again

May 17, 2010

A fuller story for a fuller setting.


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Nov 21, 2019

Swanhilda06 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Jan 24, 2017

blue_bird_6403 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99

Megi2001 Oct 22, 2012

Megi2001 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

Roxannajayc Jul 21, 2012

Roxannajayc thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

Jul 09, 2011

Brown_Dog_70 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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Roxannajayc Jul 21, 2012

Laura continues her education in order to become a school teacher to put her blind sister, Mary, through college in Iowa. However, studying is difficult when there is so much to do in the new town. Will Laura be able to get her licence?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

One day at supper, Pa asks Laura whether she will accept a job in town helping to sew shirts, as the local bachelors do not have wives to do their sewing. Laura does not want to take the job, but decides to accept because the money will help send her sister Mary to a college for the blind in Iowa. She hates the work but never complains, and earns $1.50 per week for a total of $9.00 before the spring rush ends. The family that she works for runs a dry goods store, but they fight a lot, which makes Laura uncomfortable. Laura works through the month of June and is let go at the end of the spring rush.


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May 17, 2010

Pa, too, had said that nobody knows what electricity is. Benjamin Franklin had discovered that it is lightning, but nobody knows what lightning is. Now it worked the electric telegraph, and still nobody knew what it was.


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