I'm am 8 years old and I plan on reading the howls series!
This is a great book. It takes you back to a time of simplicity, love, making the most out of nothing and morals. Lessens taught and life experiences shared through the eyes of a young girl in a new and unexplored world. Makes you wish that you were Laura Ingalls, experiencing the daily things she called life.
It was very humbling to see the house she lived in and realize how hard she and her family worked to make a living. A GREAT book and a great series.
this is an awsome book
This one of those books I'm looking forward to sharing with a daughter. My mother and I read all the Little House books together. She'd buy them for me at the start of a family vacation and we'd read them together in the car or at night in the motel.
I remember reading this book when I was somewhere between 9-11. At the time, I was looking for exciting plots filled with action (and, hey, it would have been nice if more of the kid protagonists in the the child books I read growing up were adventure-loving Girls!). I was unprepared for a book that was basically memoirs, at least in my opinion. So, I was bored with the whole thing and didn't finished reading the book.
I definately enjoyed the long-running TV series, "Little House on the Prairie" much better basically because it had the action and the stories.
However, as an adult, I think the Wilder books may be worth another look. I think I would appreciate them a lot more for what they are.
I agree. I enjoyed these much more as an adult, especially after I visited her house in Missouri. These books are all about history, the changes that took place in her life time with the railroad, farming innovations, etc.
I also love the TV series and often watch the reruns.
i have to read this book first
this book is one of my fave books
My fave book from the series
Great start for young readers. I enjoyed at 7 and 8 and reread the whole series when I was a tween. Lived in Missouri later and was excited to see the little house where Rose was born when I was older. Enjoyed reading about her as I grew up and although the TV show wasn't my favorite did enjoy her later works. Controversy abounds about whether Rose edited or ghost wrote her books but really it is her memories that I enjoy so I don't care who "really" wrote them. As a sci fi, classic literature, and mystery fan, these are great starter books for any girl and many boys.
I loved the books when I was younger! I still do but not as much, still they are really good books. Sometimes I day dream about being Laura and sewing. Going to the store buying licorice when I save up enough, while I help my mom pick out calico for dresses. My goal is to reread the first three books, then finish the series.