A Farmer Boy Birthday by Laura Ingalls WilderA Farmer Boy Birthday by Laura Ingalls Wilder

A Farmer Boy Birthday

byLaura Ingalls WilderIllustratorJody Wheeler

Reinforced Library Binding | September 12, 1998

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Long, long ago, a little boy named Almanzo Wilder lived on a farm in the New York countryside with his father, his mother, his big brother, Royal, and his big sisters, Eliza Jane and Alice. One special day is Almanzo's birthday. He gets to stay home from school, and even better, Father gives him a yoke for his calves, Star and Bright, and a beautiful hand-sled. Almanzo spends the morning learning how to break the calves, and then he spends the afternoon flying down the hill in his brand-new sled.

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers. Now for the first time, the youngest readers can share Almanzo's adventures on the farm in these very special picture books adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved storybooks. Jody Wheeler's warm paintings, inspired by Garth Williams' classic Little House illustrations, bring Almanzo and his family lovingly to life.

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. She and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. Later, Laura and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There, believing in the importance of know...
Title:A Farmer Boy BirthdayFormat:Reinforced Library BindingDimensions:40 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.33 inPublished:September 12, 1998Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060274778

ISBN - 13:9780060274771

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 8


Rated 5 out of 5 by from retelling of classic tale This book introduces Almanzo, Laura Ingalls Wilder's husband, to a younger audience. Here he is as a young boy, growing up in northern New York state. Colourful illustrations bring the 1800s-era story to life. Gentle story - enjoyable for the entire family.
Date published: 2017-02-28

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Almanzo Wilder celebrates his birthday by breaking in a pair of calves and sledding on his new sled.