On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls WilderOn the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder

On the Banks of Plum Creek

byLaura Ingalls WilderIllustratorGarth Williams

Paperback | April 8, 2008

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Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, On the Banks of Plum Creek is the Newbery Honor-winning fourth book in the Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.

The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they leave their little house on the prairie and travel in their covered wagon to Minnesota. They settle into a house made of sod on the banks of beautiful Plum Creek. Soon Pa builds them a sturdier house, with real glass windows and a hinged door. Laura and Mary go to school, help with the chores around the house, and fish in the creek. Pa’s fiddle lulls them all to sleep at the end of the day. But then disaster strikes—on top of a terrible blizzard, a grasshopper infestation devours their wheat crop. Now the family must work harder than ever to overcome these challenges.

The nine books in the timeless Little House series tell the story of Laura’s real childhood as an American pioneer, and are cherished by readers of all generations. They offer a unique glimpse into life on the American frontier, and tell the heartwarming, unforgettable story of a loving family sticking together through thick and thin.

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:On the Banks of Plum CreekFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.72 inPublished:April 8, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064400042

ISBN - 13:9780064400046

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved! Really enjoyed reading about Laura's adventures running wild on Plum Creek. In some ways, an enviable childhood.
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wow read these as a kid and have fond memories
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great this whole series is magical. wonderful
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good followup this book is one of the best in the series dont miss it
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable! One of my favourites from the series
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from frontier life Historical fiction based on Laura's real-life adventures with her family. Here you find Laura and her family living in a dug-out. There's laughter, hard work, and moments of danger. Another exciting read from Wilder.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Interesting autobiographical book, along with the other Laura books. In this one, we meet Nellie Oleson, Laura's nemesis.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great I love following Laura's story and her pioneer life
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Love her books. Great depiction of pioneer life. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Laura Ingalls Wilder This is such a good book i've read all little house books and still On The Banks Of Plum Creek is great but i'd have to say Little House On The Prairie is my all time favourite....
Date published: 2004-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from plum creek i love this book it was so so so good!
Date published: 2002-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plum Creek On The Shores Of Plum Creek what could you say it was a loving and caring book. Telling you about Laura, Mary, Charles, Caraline and baby Carry's life they had thier sad moments and thier happy moments everything that they went threw was in that book I think that if you like the old fashion kind of books then you would definatly enjoy this marvalous book. It was about how the Ingall's moved from the big woods into the prairie they left there little log cabbin and all of there loved ones. They left everything behind except there dog Jack. Jack was laura's best friend and companion they made lots of new friends and thier crops were destroyed by grass hopper's but it seemed like every chalenge they had, they concored. they lived in a little dirt house that was pretty much under ground and at the beggining they had an ox fall threw there roof. They enjoyed going swimming in the creek that was in thier back yard and Laura was always getting in to trouble because she liked playing near the creek. Laura and her sister's loved lisining to her pa when he played the fiddle that is what they liked the most. Read these books when you get a chance they are great.
Date published: 2000-10-01