Celebrate Little House, available once again with the classic Garth Williams artwork gracing the covers and black–and–white interiors.
The fourth book in the much loved "Little House" series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Plum Creek finds the Ingalls family moving to Minnesota in the early years of United States history. The heroine is a feisty 8 year old named Laura. The reader follows her and her family through their adventures in their new home. Impish Laura and her wholesome pioneering family meet each challenge that arises with grit and loving kindness. From living in an earthen dugout, to a plague of locusts eating their dear crops, meeting their spoiled rotten neighbor Nellie Olsen, a prairie fire and a blizzard, it seems that the Ingalls can handle anything that comes their way. Notable is Laura's maturation process. She begins as a strong-willed, unreliable child and ends as a quick thinking, dependable young lady. Especially good is the section describing the locust storm. Also worthwhile is the look at frontier life and country economics. This is an excellent book for both read aloud to young children and independent reading for older kids. 2003 (orig 1937), Avon Books/ HarperCollins Publishers,