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Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie is the third book in the award-winning Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.

Laura Ingalls and her family are heading to Kansas! Leaving behind their home in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, they travel by covered wagon until they find the perfect spot to build a little house on the prairie. Laura and her sister Mary love exploring the rolling hills around their new home, but the family must soon get to work, farming and hunting and gathering food for themselves and for their livestock. Just when the Ingalls family starts to settle into their new home, they find themselves caught in the middle of a conflict. Will they have to move again?

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.

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on October 14, 1953 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0060264454
ISBN-13: 9780060264451
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  • willow123goma
    willow123gomaSaturday, May 30, 2020 at 1:56 pm55 stars
    This book is the first book of the Little house series, and tells the life of the Ingalls family: Laura, Mary, Cassy, Ma, and Pa that move to a large prairie from Wisconsin in the late 1800's. They don't have much money, important connections, or family there, but they pave out their pioneer lives on their own and are successful. This is an amazing book. Make sure to read the ones before it in this series so It makes sense.
    • fantasyreader65
      fantasyreader65Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 9:41 am55 stars
      This book was awesome. You guys should definitely read it. There little house seems cozy. Laura describes her life very well. i like how they used to live.
      • laura Monday, September 23, 2019 at 3:28 pm
        great book for anyone and has a purpose not even boring . love her
        • hiMonday, March 4, 2019 at 3:45 pm
          Super good, but it was kinda boring and to descriptive
          • FunKIdWednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7:11 am
            good.
            • wiccanbat666
              wiccanbat666Monday, July 2, 2018 at 2:23 pm55 stars
              It just isn't possible for me to be objective about the Little House books. They were THE go to books for me as a child, and the comfort books as a teenager. This one is certainly written at a younger level, but I still loved reading about all of the work it took to run a farm
              • akjhvkwljnvTuesday, January 2, 2018 at 4:46 pm
                Hated it. To long, to specific. Though pretty long book. Im sort of impressed. Just being truthful here.
                • luna34454
                  luna34454Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 2:28 pm55 stars
                  I love this book me and my family read it.😀😀
                  • flag1234
                    flag1234Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8:21 am
                    I am reading this book for homework
                    • firell
                      firellSunday, February 14, 2016 at 7:33 am
                      (WARNING:SPOILER!)I am halfway thru, and so far it's good. It's a about Laura Ingalls Wilder moving west in the westward expansion. They have good times, bad times, almost ate times and in between times. And they almost lost jack😭😭😭! It may be a long book but it's good!