The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls WilderThe Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Long Winter

byLaura Ingalls WilderIllustratorGarth Williams

Paperback | April 8, 2008

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The sixth book in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s treasured Little House series, and the recipient of a Newbery Honor. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.

The fledgling town of De Smet in the Dakota Territory is hit hard by the brutal winter of 1880-1881. Laura, Pa, Ma, Mary, Carrie, and little Grace face the winter as best they can, but soon, blizzards have covered the town in snow that piles up to the rooftops, cutting the town off from supplies and trade. Food stores begin to run dangerously low. To save the town from starvation, young Almanzo Wilder and a friend brave the conditions, set off across the prairie in search of wheat, and return victorious. The town is saved, and the townspeople share in an unusual, but joyful, Christmas celebration.

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.

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:The Long WinterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.75 inPublished:April 8, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064400069

ISBN - 13:9780064400060

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great addition to the Little House On The Prairie series My daughter and I are such fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder, we love all her books.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Long Winter It was interesting to read about people surviving winters in pioneer times.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great book wilder writes great books!
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from recommend great series for boys and girls alike
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wow such a good book from my childhood. a classic
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing Loved this book! Still remember specific details even though it's been almost a decade since I last read it. Very vivid.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a favourite read This is one of my favourite books in the Little House series. It's about a time of hardship and family togetherness. My only issue with the book is Pa: why is he eating pancakes with Royal instead of bringing them home to his poor family?
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved I find this book very, very interesting, probably my favourite of the whole lot. I'd never heard of this horrible winter before, but it prompted me to do some research after reading this book to my children. The suffering that most families would have to endure during this winter is hard to imagine, but I think it's an important read.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing The best in the series #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book was the best so far in the Little House books
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Love her writing, very enjoyable read. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A childhood favourite I really enjoyed it, but like the family, I found the winter to be a tad tiresome. When I did find it tiresome, I went to the internet to find out how much of the story is true and actually is very faithful to the events of the winter of 1880-81 in the De Smet, S.D. area. What I found fascinating was that nobody in the area died, although if it had lasted longer there probably would have been some deaths.
Date published: 2011-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from AN ADVENTURES BOOK!!!! This book made me really sad when it was very cold and Laura and her sisters didnt have anything to eat. This story is also based on the historical facts.Tis book is really good and i think that alot of people should read it!!!! I am looking forward to reading all the books in the series!!!! Nicely Written LAURA INGALLS WILDER!!!
Date published: 2005-07-06