Written by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Illustrated by Garth Williams
Age Range: 8 and up | Series: Book #5 in the Little House series
The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they move from their little house on the banks of Plum Creek to the wilderness of the unsettled Dakota Territory. Here Pa works on the new railroad until he finds a homestead claim that is perfect for their new little house. Laura takes her first train ride as she, her sisters, and their mother come out to live with Pa on the shores of Silver Lake.
After a lonely winter in the surveyors’ house, Pa puts up the first building in what will soon be a brand-new town on the beautiful shores of Silver Lake. The Ingalls’ covered-wagon travels are finally over.
These books offer a unique first-person account of the everyday lives of American pioneers in the late 1800’s. The details of life so beautifully described help us understand just what life was like for our pioneer ancestors who were living in similar conditions around the same time. Excellent reading for LDS children!