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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by Laura Ingalls Wilder
by Louisa May Alcott
by Kristi Ann Hunter
"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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