Little House on the Prairie

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Little House in the Big Woods

The popular Little House on the Prairie series of books was written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. In a fictionalized telling, she recounts what it was like growing up as a pioneer in the late 1800s. The books have been made into a popular television program, books on CD and even plays.

The first book in the series, Little House in the Big Woods, introduces Laura, her sisters Mary and Baby Carrie and Ma and Pa Ingalls during the time they live in Wisconsin.

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Little House on the Prairie

The second book in the series, Little House on the Prairie, follows the Ingalls family as they travel by covered wagon to Kansas. There, they find themselves living amongst new settlers and Native Americans alike.

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Farmer Boy

The third book in the Little House on the Prairie series takes a break from the Ingalls family and highlights what life was like for Almanzo Wilder, who eventually became Laura's husband. Farmer Boy is set in the state of New York.

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On the Banks of Plum Creek

On the Banks of Plum Creek returns the storyline to the Ingalls family, with them living in a sod house near a small creek in Minnesota. The girls grow older and attend school, and the family weathers difficult times together.

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By the Shores of Silver Lake

The Ingalls family moves to the Dakota Territory in By the Shores of Silver Lake. Here, Pa Ingalls helps build a new town near Silver Lake.

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The Long Winter

The Long Winter finds the Ingalls family still living in the Dakota Territory. The terrible blizzards and snowstorms of the winter help Laura Ingalls meet Almanzo Wilder in this novel.

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Little Town on the Prairie

In Little Town on the Prairie, Laura moves to town to take a job to help fund her sister Mary's education at a school for the blind. During this time, Laura is also studying in order to earn a teaching certificate. Almanzo Wilder begins courting Laura during this time in her life.

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These Happy Golden Years

These Happy Golden Years follow Laura into adulthood. During this novel, she experiences the ups and downs of her first teaching assignment and grows even closer to Almanzo Wilder, who eventually proposes.

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The First Four Years

The final book in the Little House on the Prairie series, The First Four Years, is a novel about newlyweds Laura and Almanzo. Follow along as they navigate marriage together and welcome their daughter Rose into their lives.

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie book collection is often considered one of the best children's book series. They are an excellent addition to any young girl or boy's reading list.

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