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The Resource The first four years, by Laura Ingalls Wilder ; with an epilogue by Rose Wilder Lane from 'On the way home'

The first four years, by Laura Ingalls Wilder ; with an epilogue by Rose Wilder Lane from 'On the way home'

Label
The first four years
Title
The first four years
Statement of responsibility
by Laura Ingalls Wilder ; with an epilogue by Rose Wilder Lane from 'On the way home'
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of "Little House on the Prairie", this book tells of the first four years of Laura's marriage to Almanzo, the birth of their daughter Rose, and their struggle on the land on the South Dakota prairie. It also tells that their last pioneering journey brought them over that horizon to a lifelong and happy home.
Cataloging source
Uk
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1867-1957
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Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Dewey number
  • 823.91
  • 823.91
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's stories
  • Nonfiction 9+
  • Children's and Teenage: History and Warfare
  • Interest age: from c 9 years
  • Children's / Teenage general interest: History & the past
Summary expansion
Laura grew up in the real Western days, when the American frontier was being slowly pushed westward and the pioneer families were breaking in the untilled land and raising the first towns. She was fourteen when first she walked home from church with Almanzo Wilder; a year later, when she was teaching school, he came driving twelve miles across the prairie each Friday to take her home for the weekend; and when she was eighteen, they were married. 'The First Four Years' begins with their first years together on a homestead and tree claim on the South Dakota prairie. Those were years of companionship and happiness, hard work and struggle, as Laura and Manly worked the land they hoped one day to town. The making of a home, the birth of their daughter Rose, brought them great joy; but they met with sadness too, and hardship, and disaster. Yet Manly still kept the incurable optimism of the farmer; and Laura, seeing his determination and love of the land, felt that optimism blend with the pioneer creed she had inherited: 'It is better farther on' - 'Only instead of farther on in space, it was farther on in time, over the horizon of the years ahead instead of the far horizon of the west'. An epilogue written by Laura's daughter tells how after struggles and griefs of the first years, their last pioneering journey brought them over that horizon to a lifelong and happy home
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The first four years, by Laura Ingalls Wilder ; with an epilogue by Rose Wilder Lane from 'On the way home'
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Harper and Row, 1971
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction Prologue Chapter 1. The First Year Chapter 2. The second Year Chapter 3. The Third Year Chapter 4. A Year of Grace Interlude. 1889-1894 Epilogue
Control code
BDZ0000221344
Dimensions
21cm.
Extent
138p.,[5] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780718819767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., 1map, 2ports.
Label
The first four years, by Laura Ingalls Wilder ; with an epilogue by Rose Wilder Lane from 'On the way home'
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Harper and Row, 1971
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction Prologue Chapter 1. The First Year Chapter 2. The second Year Chapter 3. The Third Year Chapter 4. A Year of Grace Interlude. 1889-1894 Epilogue
Control code
BDZ0000221344
Dimensions
21cm.
Extent
138p.,[5] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780718819767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., 1map, 2ports.

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