Farmer Boy

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Harper Collins, May 11, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 384 pages
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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 beautifully redesigned covers.

While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Here Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Time for fun comes when the jolly tin peddler visits, or best of all, when the fair comes to town.

This is Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of how her husband Almanzo grew up as a farmer boy far from the little house where Laura lived.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Probably my favorite - I loved all the descriptions of food, and of chores. Reread to my teen son. I wouldn't try to inflict Laura's stories on him, but this one is basically a stand-alone. And my son ... Read full review

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User Review  - CherieDooryard - LibraryThing

The kids enjoyed Little House in the Big Woods so much that we moved on to reading this one and...snooze. All of Wilder's books are full of exhaustive detail--it's part of their charm--but this was ... Read full review

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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.

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