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

Paperback, 304 pages
Published on April 8, 2008 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0064400085
ISBN-13: 9780064400084
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  • pugpresley11223
    pugpresley11223Friday, December 29, 2017 at 10:18 am55 stars
    These happy golden years it's so good tube out Laura she goes to town for2 months for teacher and he has to stay at her uncle's house and she doesn't like her uncle's wife she's crazy and mean like really mean once in the middle of night she said that she kicked he kicked her and she took the knife and said did you kick me and you said no and she almost got killed and on the weekends on Fridays when she gets back from work mushy gets to go home and that's 24 miles cuz they live in the Prairie and it's really good book can't wait to finish it
    • armcginn
      armcginnMonday, June 19, 2017 at 9:18 am55 stars
      This book made me cry! It was too good. Very emotional and happy. I told my mom she had to read it, too. This book is a really good book!!!
      • Nature324Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 4:25 pm
        I love this book. I loved the part where Laura realizes she was a young lady. Also, I like the part where Ma declares it rains but it always pours. That relates to the city I live in. It drizzles but never rains.
        • nevi
          neviWednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1:16 pm55 stars
          I love it
          • ikyra_marie
            ikyra_marieThursday, February 20, 2014 at 5:07 pm
            I really liked this book because it gets better and Laura is growing up

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