Farmer Boy

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.45 hours)
Product Number: Z100117698
Released: Feb 07, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780060754938
Narrator/s: Cherry Jones
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Description

The second book in the treasured Little House series, Farmer Boy 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. The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories. The Little House series has captivated millions of readers with its depiction of life on the American frontier. While Laura Ingalls grows up on the 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. Almanzo wishes for just one thing-his very own horse-and he must prove that he is ready for such a big responsibility.

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Series: Little House Series No: 3
Original Publish Date: Feb 07, 2017

All formats/editions

CD
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Narrator(s): Cherry Jones
Series:
Genre: Classics
Product Number DD4084
Released: Mar 16, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Harper Audio
ISBN: #9780060565008
eBook
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Product Number EB00662088
Released: Mar 24, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: #9780062484055

Professional reviews

"The New York childhood of the young man who becomes her husband is the stuff of Laura Ingalls Wilder's FARMER BOY. With her signature insight into the daily life of a nineteenth-century farm, Wilder champions the earnest hard work and family joy of Almanzo Wilder. Details abound --the techniques for training a team of young oxen, the agony of a Saturday night bath, the myriad of delicious foods at the county fair, the unrest the "big boys" cause at school, the wisdom and guidance of parents. Wilder is a keen observer, and Cherry Jones has an eager voice. Her narration is quick paced and enthusiastic as she recounts each story with an immediacy that brings the listener into each season's happenings. Fiddle music complements the recording. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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