The Long Winter

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.07 hours)
Product Number: Z100117809
Released: Feb 07, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062657015
Narrator/s: Cherry Jones
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Description

The sixth book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series, and the recipient of a Newbery Honor. The town of De Smet in the Dakota Territory is hit with terrible blizzards in the hard winter of 1880-81, and the Ingalls family must ration their food and coal. When the supply train doesn't arrive, all supplies are cut off from the outside. Soon there is almost no food left, so young Almanzo Wilder and a friend must make a dangerous trip in search of provisions. The nine Little House books are inspired by Laura's own childhood and have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories.

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Series: Little House Series No: 6
Original Publish Date: Feb 07, 2017

All formats/editions

CD
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Narrator(s): Cherry Jones
Series:
Product Number DD1444
Released: Feb 15, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780060565022
eBook
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Series:
Product Number EB00662091
Released: Mar 24, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: #9780062484086

Professional reviews

"Patience and hard work overcome the darkest winter in the beloved Little House series. For endless months, the Ingalls family's only fuel is created by twisting sticks of wild hay, and their only food is made from wheat they tediously grind by hand. Almanzo Wilder, the young man who will become Laura's husband in future stories, braves the winter searching for food on the desolate prairie. Cherry Jones's narration is straightforward, though subtle differences are touching, such as Pa's hearty voice and Ma's gentle one. The occasional frontier songs are sung in a plain voice and accompanied by a simple fiddle, much as Pa must have done during that long winter. N.M.C. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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