On the Banks of Plum Creek

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Harper Collins, Jan 7, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages

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.

 

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ON THE BANKS OF PLUM CREEK

User Review  - Kirkus

If anything, it is better than her enchanting Little House in the Big Woods. Factual — the material is drawn from her own pioneer childhood — but told as story. The Ingalls' family moves on to a ... Read full review

User Review  - Hannah - Christianbook.com

This is such a nice book. I completed it last summer when I was sick. When I read it I didn't even realize I was sick. Very, very nice. it is one of the best ones of the series that I've read so far ... Read full review

Contents

The Door in the Ground
1
The House in the Ground
8
Rushes and Flags
18
Strange Animal
28
Wreath of Roses
37
Ox on the Roof
45
StrawStack
52
Grasshopper Weather
61
The Old Crab and the Bloodsuckers
125
The FishTrap
133
School
140
Nellie Oleson
153
Country Party
169
The Glittering Cloud
192
Grasshopper Eggs
206
The Letter
224

Cattle in the Hay
67
Runaway
73
The Christmas Horses
80
A Merry Christmas
89
Spring Freshet
97
The Wonderful House
107
Moving In
118
Going to Town
240
Grasshoppers Walking
259
Marks on the Slate
276
Prairie Winter
293
The Day of Games
313
Christmas Eve
335
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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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