The First Four Years

The First Four Years

Downloadable Audiobook - 2017
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Laura Ingalls Wilder is beginning life with her new husband, Almanzo, in their own little house. Laura is a young pioneer wife now, and must work hard with Almanzo, farming the land around their home on the South Dakota prairie. Soon their baby daughter, Rose, is born, and the young family must face the hardships and triumphs encountered by so many American pioneers.And so Laura Ingalls Wilder's adventure as a little pioneer girl ends, and her new life as a pioneer wife and mother begins. The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier past and a heartwarming, unforgettable story.Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts
Publisher: [New York] : HarperCollins, 2017
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062657046
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (02 hr., 29 min., 05 sec.)) : digital
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Additional Contributors: Jones, Cherry
Call Number: eAudio

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Feb 19, 2018

After "These Happy Golden Years", this book seems like a standalone. The story is told well, but here are my reasons for not including it in the Little House set. It begins with a narrative of Almanzo and Laura's proposal and wedding that differs in some details from the account in the book before. Laura calls Almanzo "Manly" in this book, but not in any others. In addition, there were some very not golden years when they were first married and I really missed having Ma and Pa in the story. It seems like they would have been close enough to visit more often.

Jun 13, 2014

The order:
Little House in the Big Woods
Farmer Boy
Little House on the Prairie
On the Banks of Plum Creek
By the Shores of Silver Lake
The Long Winter
Little Town on the Prairie
These Happy Golden Years
The First Four Years

Dec 18, 2009

A wonderful collection of children's stories. Great for a long car ride.


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