On the Banks of Plum Creek

Front Cover
Harper Collins, May 11, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
39 Reviews

For the first time in the history of the Little House books, this new edition features Garth Williams’ interior art in vibrant, full color, as well as a beautifully redesigned cover.

The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they leave their little house on the prairie and travel in their covered wagon to Minnesota. Here they settle in a little house made of sod beside the banks of beautiful Plum Creek. Soon Pa builds a wonderful new little house with real glass windows and a hinged door. Laura and her sister Mary go to school, help with the chores, and fish in the creek. At night everyone listens to the merry music of Pa's fiddle. Misfortunes come in the form of a grasshopper plague and a terrible blizzard, but the pioneer family works hard together to overcome these troubles.

And so continues Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family. The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier past and a heartwarming, unforgettable story.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
20
4 stars
16
3 stars
2
2 stars
1
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Book on CD performed by Cherry Jones Book four in the “Little House” series finds the Ingalls family in Minnesota after their failed attempt to homestead in Indian Territory. They trade their horses ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - librisissimo - LibraryThing

The Ingalls family moves from Kansas to Minnesota, into a sod hut cut into the side of a hill. Pa builds a clean new house with the help of a bachelor neighbor, going into debt for the materials, but ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2004)

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. She and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. Later, Laura and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There, believing in the importance of knowing where you began in order to appreciate how far you've come, Laura wrote about her childhood growing up on the American frontier. For millions of readers Laura lives on forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.

Bibliographic information