These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls WilderThese Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder

These Happy Golden Years

byLaura Ingalls WilderIllustratorGarth Williams

Paperback | April 8, 2008

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Fifteen-year-old Laura lives apart from her family for the first time, teaching school in a claim shanty twelve miles from home. She is very homesick, but keeps at it so that she can help pay for her sister Mary's tuition at the college for the blind. During school vacations Laura has fun with her singing lessons, going on sleigh rides, and best of all, helping Almanzo Wilder drive his new buggy. Friendship soon turns to love for Laura and Almanzo in the romantic conclusion of this Little House book.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

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:These Happy Golden YearsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.63 inPublished:April 8, 2008Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064400085

ISBN - 13:9780064400084

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 3 out of 5 by from less interesting than the first books in the series I think it is less interesting than the first three books in the series. We read it only because it was part of the set. It is still informative historically, but is nowhere near in richness and depth to the Little House on the Prairie.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cool these books were the best as a kid, boys and girls like them
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fun a little bit of romance here.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Courtship of Laura and Almanzo Touching courtship of the woman behind the Little House on the Prairie series.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Second last of the Little House Books... ... or last, depending on how you look at it - this book was published during Laura Ingalls Wilder's lifetime, while "The First Four Years" were published after she died. This one has some difficult, tense moments - mostly any interactions between Laura and the Brewster family hint at a difficult family life. Mrs. Brewster appears to be mentally ill, at least to the adult reader - at the very least, she is dreadfully unhappy. Perhaps preview those parts before sharing with younger children? A good deal of the book is about Almanzo and Laura's quiet courtship, which is the uplifting part of the book.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing .Laura Ingalls Wilder is an amazing author and this story just sucked me in
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Great romantic story. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book is what made me start to love romance novels. Even though it may not be alot it started it. I love the way she is with Almonzo, how she discribes the horses. All in all this is an amazing book I totally love.
Date published: 2009-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good This book is so good i read it over 3 times!
Date published: 2002-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thoroughly modern old-fashioned romance One of the nice things about the 'Little House' series is that the reading level rises as Laura grows it's no surprise that this chronicle of her teenage years reads rather like a frontier version of a modern 'Sweet Dreams' romance. (Please note especially the chapter on maneuvring a rival out of your boyfriend's buggy!) Familiar teen concerns take on a new interest from a 19th-century point of view, especially one as spunky and subtly funny as Wilder's (she refuses to vow to 'obey' her husband during the wedding ceremony). Recommended especially for thoughtful 11-13-year-old romantics.
Date published: 2000-11-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as charming as the others This book is not as charming as the others in the series, perhaps because Laura is a young lady, and no longer a girl. There is far too much description of the clothing, especially dresses; I would have preferred a picture, as the descriptions are long, and complex.
Date published: 2000-07-21