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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.On the Banks of Plum Creek (Little House, #4) by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams
Series: Little House #4
Published by HarperTrophy Genres: children's, classic
Source: the library
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Laura and her family find a new home in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, where the nearby creek and swimming hole lure Laura with dangerous, yet thrilling adventures. Too soon, their life is threatened when prairie fires and other strange events jeopardize their crops.
The whole time I was reading this book, I kept feeling like I had read it before. I mean, I have read it before, but years and years ago, as a kid and as a teen. I kept reading, and I kept telling myself what was going to happen next, and it finally dawned on me, I had recently re-read the book – I just didn’t update goodreads with the info, or bother to write a review!
So this book, so far, is my favorite in the series. I love the imagery that Ingalls uses throughout the book to describe the scenes, and I love how Pa does everything he can to take care of the family, even leave them for months. Ma struggling through the snow to take care of the animals, her fear for her husband (while making sure her kids aren’t scared), is amazing.
(and as a side note, this book qualifies for four challenges! And the Children’s Classic Literature Event! Score!)
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: