Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls WilderFarmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Farmer Boy

byLaura Ingalls WilderIllustratorGarth Williams

Paperback | April 8, 2008

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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. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.

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.

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:Farmer BoyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.79 inPublished:April 8, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064400034

ISBN - 13:9780064400039

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Farmer Boy It was great to find out about Laura's future husband.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! My daughter loved reading about the adventures of the day-to-day life of Almanzo and his family. We had some great discussions about what life would have been like. My daughter felt like she was there witnessing it all!
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almanzo This is the only book in the series which is not about Laura, but it is written in the same simple style and is impossible to put down. My son loved it, and he also said that Almanzo is very much like Charles (Laura's father). We started reading it when he was exactly Almanzo's age, and his grandparents live in Upstate New York, so he identified with many things in the stories. It is an amazing and historically accurate account of the everyday life in those days. It is also the funniest book in the series (the story when the four kids stayed alone for a week is hilarious), but also plain scary sometimes, like the story of the teacher being threatened by older students.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! This is probably my favorite book by Laura Ingalls Wilder, I've read it multiple times. My favorite part of the book is reading about the food that the Wilder family ate.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great i love this series so much as a kid
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wow i love this series as a boy. its really interesting
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insight Into the Formative Years of Laura Ingalls One True Love Delightful book about the formative years of Almanzo Wilder who would be the man to one day capture the heart of Laura Ingalls.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not my favourite I love this series, but this particular book is far from my favourite out of the entire series.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favourite book I didn't read this book in the Laura series until years after I had finished all the Laura books. The title and cover didn't appeal to me when I was younger. However, once I picked it up, it's on my re-read list. Very well written and Almanzo's life on a successful farm is a bit of a refreshing change from Laura's rougher frontier life.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Almanzo's Story Yes, it's different than the rest of the Little House books, as it doesn't follow Laura but instead follows her future husband. I still think it is a worthy read :)
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay I enjoyed following Laura's story and her pioneer life but this story was okay.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good book Great book, love her writing. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A favourite! Even though this book didn't really "go" with the series, it was still one of my favourites in the series. We get a different insight into another child, Almanzo, who lives on a farm in New York. A great perspective change and a nice break from the prairies we see with Laura.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How can you not love it? I have read the Little House series over and over since I was in grade 6. I had received the box set and couldn't stop reading. Farmer Boy is one of the best books in the series because it deals with Manly, Laura's future husband, when he is just a boy. He is a true country boy through and through.
Date published: 2008-02-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Blah This book was realy blah.It did not fit in with the series at all.
Date published: 1999-11-12