Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Publisher: HarperTrophy; Paperback
Period: Nineteenth century-New York, Frontier Life and farming; Fiction
Book 3 in the Little House Books
A Learning Language Arts Through Literature book; Purple Book (fifth grade)
While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Here Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Time for fun comes when the jolly tin peddler visits, or best of all, when the fair comes to town. This is Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of how her husband Almanzo grew up as a farmer boy far from the little house where Laura lived.