Young Pioneers

Paperback | September 5, 1998

byRose Wilder Lane

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A story of frontier love and courage...

Newlyweds Molly and David are only sixteen and eighteen years old when they pack up their wagon and head west across the plains in search of a new homestead. At first their new life is full of promise: The wheat is high, the dugout is warm and cozy, and a new baby is born to share in their happiness. Then disaster strikes, and David must go east for the winter to find work. Molly is left alone with the baby -- with nothing but her own courage to face the dangers of the harsh prairie winter.

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Newlyweds David and Molly are only 18 and 16 years old when they pack up their wagon and head west across the plains in search of a new home. Luck is on their side, at first. The wheat is high, they find a cozy dugout to live in and soon they have a baby share their happiness. Then disaster strikes, and Molly is left alone with the bab...

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A story of frontier love and courage...Newlyweds Molly and David are only sixteen and eighteen years old when they pack up their wagon and head west across the plains in search of a new homestead. At first their new life is full of promise: The wheat is high, the dugout is warm and cozy, and a new baby is born to share in their happine...

Rose Wilder Lane was the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the beloved Little House books. She was born in 1886 on a homestead claim in the Dakota Territory, similar to the one she describes in this novel.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.38 inPublished:September 5, 1998Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064406989

ISBN - 13:9780064406987

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Classic There is not a lot of dialogue in this novel but that does not bring it down. The closeness you fell to the character of Molly is strengthened when she doesn't talk because she is all alone in the winter with her one year old baby. she struggles to survive blizzard after blizzard. This is a novel that shows great power to women and to the spirit of the pioneers of the western frontier.
Date published: 2008-12-04

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Newlyweds David and Molly are only 18 and 16 years old when they pack up their wagon and head west across the plains in search of a new home. Luck is on their side, at first. The wheat is high, they find a cozy dugout to live in and soon they have a baby share their happiness. Then disaster strikes, and Molly is left alone with the baby and her own courage to face the dangers of a harsh prairie winter. Rose Wilder Lane is the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder.