Written by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Illustrated by Garth Williams
Age Range: 8 and up | Series: Book #6 in the Little House series
The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as Pa, Ma, Laura, Mary, Carrie, and little Grace bravely face the hard winter of 1880-81 in their little house in the Dakota Territory. Blizzards cover the little town with snow, cutting off all supplies from the outside. Soon there is almost no food left, so young Almanzo Wilder and a friend make a dangerous trip across the prairie to find some wheat. Finally a joyous Christmas is celebrated in a very unusual way in this most exciting of all the Little House books.
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!