Little House 5-book Full-color Box Set: Books 1 To 5 by Laura Ingalls WilderLittle House 5-book Full-color Box Set: Books 1 To 5 by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House 5-book Full-color Box Set: Books 1 To 5

byLaura Ingalls Wilder

Paperback | October 12, 2004

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This nine-book paperback box set of the classic series features Garth Williams' illustrations in gorgeous full color.

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.

Little House in the Big Woods

Meet the Ingalls family—Laura, Ma, Pa, Mary, and baby Carrie, who all live in a cozy log cabin in the big woods of Wisconsin in the 1870s. Though many of their neighbors are wolves and panthers and bears, the woods feel like home, thanks to Ma’s homemade cheese and butter and the joyful sounds of Pa’s fiddle.

Farmer Boy

As Laura Ingalls is growing up in a little house in Kansas, Almanzo Wilder lives on a big farm in New York. He and his brothers and sisters work hard from dawn to supper to help keep their family farm running. Almanzo wishes for just one thing—his very own horse—but he must prove that he is ready for such a big responsibility.

Little House on the Prairie

When Pa decides to sell the log house in the woods, the family packs up and moves from Wisconsin to Kansas, where Pa builds them their little house on the prairie!  Living on the farm is different from living in the woods, but Laura and her family are kept busy and are happy with the promise of their new life on the prairie.

On the Banks of Plum Creek

The Ingalls family lives in a sod house beside Plum Creek in Minnesota until Pa builds them a new house made of sawed lumber. The money for the lumber will come from their first wheat crop. But then, just before the wheat is ready to harvest, a strange glittering cloud fills the sky, blocking out the sun. Millions of grasshoppers cover the field and everything on the farm, and by the end of a week, there is no wheat crop left.

By the Shores of Silver Lake

Pa Ingalls heads west to the unsettled wilderness of the Dakota Territory. When Ma, Mary, Laura, Carrie, and baby Grace join him, they become the first settlers in the town of De Smet. Pa starts work on the first building of the brand new town, located on the shores of Silver Lake. 

The Long Winter

The first terrible storm comes to the barren prairie in October. Then it snows almost without stopping until April. With snow piled as high as the rooftops, it’s impossible for trains to deliver supplies, and the townspeople, including Laura and her family, are starving. Young Almanzo Wilder, who has settled in the town, risks his life to save the town.

Little Town on the Prairie

De Smet is rejuvenated with the beginning of spring. But in addition to the parties, socials, and “literaries,” work must continue. Laura spends many hours sewing shirts to help Ma and Pa get enough money to send Mary to a college for the blind. But in the evenings, Laura makes time for a new caller, Almanzo Wilder.

These Happy Golden Years

Laura must continue to earn money to keep Mary in her college for the blind, so she gets a job as a teacher. It’s not easy, and for the first time she’s living away from home. But it gets a little better every Friday, when Almanzo picks Laura up to take her back home for the weekend. Though Laura is still young, she and Almanzo are officially courting, and she knows that this is a time for new beginnings.

The First Four Years

Laura Ingalls and Almanzo Wilder have just been married! They move to a small prairie homestead to start their lives together. But each year brings new challenges—storms, sickness, fire, and unpaid debts. These first four years call for courage, strength, and a great deal of determination. And through it all, Laura and Almanzo still have their love, which only grows when baby Rose arrives.

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described inLittle 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 knowi...
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Title:Little House 5-book Full-color Box Set: Books 1 To 5Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 1.73 inPublished:October 12, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060754281

ISBN - 13:9780060754280

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Childhood favourite I feel in love with these books after my 3rd grade teacher read the first book in the series outloud to the class. After that, I was gifted with the entire boxset for my birthday. The series of books are entertaining and at the same time, teach kids about the struggles of pioneer life. A great family read.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the series! Loved the series and loved the boxset!
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Endearing My mom had this set when I was growing up, and I can't remember how many times I read these. I loved them! Seeing the world through Laura's eyes meant for many entertaining and endearing moments.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Absolute Must Have We often see that phrase in catalogues, magazines, on signs in various department stores, but in this case, it's true. Laura Ingalls Wilder's account of her life starting with her childhood in the 1870's, and finishing with the first four years of her marriage in the 1890's is nothing short of wonderful. The historical content of this series is worth the purchase price alone, but it is Wilder's incredible talent as a storyteller that will have you reading and re-reading this titles again and again. Exhilarating for young people, sobering and inspiring for adults, this box set is priceless ... an absolute must have.
Date published: 2008-10-15