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Little House on the Prairie Meet Laura Ingalls The Little Girl Who Would Grow Up To Write The Little House Books Pa Ingalls Decides To Sell The Little Log House, And The Family Sets Out For Indian Country They Travel From Wisconsin To Kansas And There, Finally, Pa Builds Their Little House On The Prairie Sometimes Farm Life Is Difficult, Even Dangerous, But Laura And The Family Are Kept Busy And Are Happy With The Promise Of Their New Life On The Prairie.Laura And Her Family Journey West By Covered Wagon, Only To Find They Are In Indian Territory And Must Move On.335 Pages Grade 3


10 thoughts on “Little House on the Prairie

  1. says:

    There s no great loss without some small gain If only we lived and loved in Laura s timeI get hugely nostalgic for every time I read the Little House books One of my favorite aspects about this series is that Wilder writes these novels in such a way that I feel like I lived through them In the West the land was level, and there were no trees The grass grew thick and high There the wild animals wandered and fed as though they were in a pasture that stretched much farther than a man could see, and there were no settlers Laura and her family left behind their little cabin in Wisconsin and set off for new lands and new adventures The Ingalls struggle to carve out a life for themselves while still celebrating the small accomplishments and triumphs of prairie life They settle in Indian Country and we get a not quite politically correct six year old s point of view Some of Laura s realizations and desires seem so out of wack for a children s book For example, she becomes obsessed with seeing a little papoose an Indian baby and when she finally sees one she quickly realizes that seeing one was not enough Pa, get me that little Indian baby Oh, I want it I want i...


  2. says:

    Okay, it s a great American classic, I realize that I read it for the first time in third grade because the pioneer go forth and push westward philosophy is a central feature in the proud American mindset and heritage But it s for that very reason that the value of the book needs to be questioned.While much of the story focuses on a family s self reliance on the Kansas prairie, the book preceding it Little House in the Big Woods does the same with the exception that the Ingalls family was integrated into a functioning Wisconsin community of relatives and neighbors That book, however, is NOT the famous one after which a television series was made WHY the Ingalls family felt the need to abandon their community and settle in what was in fact disputed Indian Territory other than out of a lust for adventure is insufficiently explained Unlike immigrants of the time, American pioneers like the Ingallses were not driven to the new land by persecution or famine at home They drove themselves there and expected the local Indians to like it or stay out of the way The Indians are portrayed as mysterious savages who are ultimately given what actually belonged to the hard working white family I m not at ...


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    I recently read this to my young son, and he couldn t get enough He s a kid who loves nothing than to spend all day in the woods building forts, so perhaps it s not surprising that he took to this book It s a marvelous adventure story that left me in awe of the sheer indefatigable competence of this family The relationship of the family to the natural world the great prairie that they move to is fascinating, as is their relationship to the Indians Then again, fascinating did, on a rare occasion, turn into something overtly racist in the case of the Indians I struggled with what to do about those passages They were mostly the characters speaking, so one approach wou...


  4. says:

    I have mixed feelings about this book My mother read the Laura Ingalls books with me when I was a little girl, and I m rereading them for the first time in 30 years Little House on the Prairie is the story of the Ingalls family Pa and Ma, Laura, her sister Mary and her baby sister Carrie taking a covered wagon all the way from Wisconsin to Kansas at about 1870 The author is vague on the timing, such as exactly what year it was or how old she was, but it seems to be written from the perspective of a 6 year old I read in a biography that she played a little loose with the timeline Once they reach Kansas, which was still Indian Territory back then, the family finds a nice bit of prairie and builds a log cabin and starts growing crops But after a year there, Pa gets upset at news that Washington has decided to move the white settlers out of Indian Territory, and the family abruptly packs up the wagon and leaves the cabin behind, heading back to Wisconsin.I ll start with what I liked about the book, which is the story of ...


  5. says:

    This is not really a review of the general contents and themes of Little House on the Prairie, but my personal attitudes towards the fact that this book has been and like so many others repeatedly challenged and even at times banned censored mostly due to the way Native Americans are depicted and the attitudes shown towards them.There are definite issues with Little House on the Prairie, and especially the attitudes towards Native Americans are problematic to say the least However, attitudes towards Native Americans in the 19th century were often very much akin to those shown in the book, and the claim that the only good Indian is a dead Indian was unfortunately common amongst many settlers like the Scotts, who I think, uttered these words Those who would challenge these books and attempt to have them banned are thus not only being censorious, but even worse, are attempting to erase the unfortunate truth that Native Americans were often seen in this way Little House on the Prairie would, in my opinion, be a good starting point for discussions, although I do realise the book could also be used and likely has been used by those against Native Americans to bolster and justify their own prejudices however, this can be and has been the case with many, if not most controversial books, and will likely remain th...


  6. says:

    I bought the CD of this story for my 4 year old daughter and have spent many days listening to it in the car with her.This book should clearly be renamed Pa s follies as the entire story is about him bumbling from one misadventure to the next.1 Pa leads the family across a frozen lake Peppin The very next morning the family hears the ice on the lake start to crack and break up By the luck of one day the Ingalls family is spared a frozen death.2 Pa nearly drowns the entire family crossing a creek into the Indian country.3 Pa nearly shoots good dog Jack thinking he is wolf after Jack manages to survive Pa s ineptness at crossing the creek.4 Pa drops a log on Ma while building their house nearly breaking her leg.6 While scouting out the new homesite, Pa bumbles into a pack of 50 wolves without his gun.7 The chimney pa builds soon catches on fire.8 Mr Scott nearly dies while helping to build the Ingalls well when Pa doesn t check for gas.9 It turns out the new home is built near a malarial swamp which soon leads to the whole family getting fever and ague.10 The Indians, who Pa ...


  7. says:

    I am a fan of the Laura Ingall s Wilder books, and I am enjoying them even as an adult, sharing them with my daughter This one moved a bit slowly than Little House in the Big Woods, but I was still fascinated I can hardly imagine a life so primitive Some say Pa was crazy for moving his family away from the Big Woods where they had a solid footing, but the settler s spirit is responsible for the growth and development of our country and is still the heart of the American way Who doesn t look to better the situation of their family even when it means stepping into the unknown Mrs Wilder s detailed descriptions of the hard work and difficulties fill me with awe and respect It was such a different world in so many ways, but still I can relate to the deep family love and commitment that shines through on every page.A word about some reviews knocking her for her politically incorrect treatment of Native Americans We can and should be disturbed by history It can at times seem unfair, ugly, and even wrong however, ignoring it or rewriting it to suit our current ...


  8. says:

    Fried Apples and a Lesson in RacismI loved this series when I read them around ten years ago My favorite was The Long Winter A few years ago I went to visit her home in Missouri with my sister and niece She had two houses, but I must say I loved the Sears and Roebuck one best The other one had a wonderful antique mint green stove in it that I would have loved to have owned, except I think that it would not be easy to bake in, and maybe it used wood for fuel My ex mother in law had a wood burning one once when she was renting a house in the country It heated the entire house She didn t bake much, so she didn t have to worry about getting the fire just right I read this book again because I had heard that it contained racist remarks I must not have noticed it before So, Laura Ingalls and her family take off in a covered wagon for parts unknown Laura asked for a papoose, like another child would ask for a puppy Her mother exclaims, I don t like Indians No, you cannot have a papoose Why would Laura even think of owning a papoose I suppose it was just a childish whim And then her father talks about how the government is going to push back or kill the Indians, so they don t have to worry.So now, what was once an adorable story about pioneers that all children love to an adult, can become a political issue, as it was in the book, Killers of the Flower Moon that came out after I read this book This co...


  9. says:

    Little House on the Prairie is the second novel in the series, the first being Little House in the Big Woods But they are stand alone stories so they don t have to be read together Written by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the Little House books are semi autobiographical and are told from young Laura s point of view Yes, they are children s books, and they are written in a very simplistic style, maybe overly so for the adult reader, but perfectly suited for children I don t think there is any doubt that the popular television series has really helped the book s perception It has it s faults, like the insensitive treatment of the American Indian, for example But it s earned it s spot in the annals of classic children s literature For me, simi...


  10. says:

    So entertaining and so racist.Is this the book where we start to learn how flawed Ma and Pa really are Pa is certainly a happy go lucky guy with no foresight taking his wife and daughters away from their family into the middle of nowhere which by the way belongs to Indians , almost getting them drowned, burned and sick of malaria And Ma, only concerned with propriety and never saying no...


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