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On the Banks of Plum Creek
Contributor(s): Wilder, Laura Ingalls (Author), Williams, Garth (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0060581832     ISBN-13: 9780060581831
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2004
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Annotation: Williams's full-color illustrations enhance the Newbery Honor Book, in which Wilder details her family's harsh journey to Minnesota--a journey that makes them wonder if pioneer life is right for them.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Classics
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - United States - 19th Century
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Multigenerational
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2004274318
Age Level: 8-11
Grade Level: 3-6
Lexile Measure: 720(Not Available)
Series: Little House (HarperTrophy)
Physical Information: 0.92" H x 5.3" W x 7.62" (1.15 lbs) 339 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - 1851-1899
- Cultural Region - Western U.S.
- Geographic Orientation - Minnesota
- Topical - Family
- Catalog Heading - Classics
- Curriculum Strand - Language Arts
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 67
Reading Level: 4.6   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 8.0
 
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Publisher Description:

Immerse yourself in Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House series, now featuring Garth Williams' classic art in vibrant full-color Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, On the Banks of Plum Creek is the Newbery Honor-winning fourth book in the Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers.

The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they leave their little house on the prairie and travel in their covered wagon to Minnesota. They settle into a house made of sod on the banks of beautiful Plum Creek. Soon Pa builds them a sturdier house, with real glass windows and a hinged door. Laura and Mary go to school, help with the chores around the house, and fish in the creek. Pa's fiddle lulls them all to sleep at the end of the day. But then disaster strikes--on top of a terrible blizzard, a grasshopper infestation devours their wheat crop. Now the family must work harder than ever to overcome these challenges.

The nine books in the timeless Little House series tell the story of Laura's real childhood as an American pioneer, and are cherished by readers of all generations. They offer a unique glimpse into life on the American frontier, and tell the heartwarming, unforgettable story of a loving family sticking together through thick and thin.


Contributor Bio(s): Williams, Garth: -

Garth Williams is the renowned illustrator of almost one hundred books for children, including the beloved Stuart Little by E. B. White, Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban, and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

He was born in 1912 in New York City but raised in England. He founded an art school near London and served with the British Red Cross Civilian Defense during World War II. Williams worked as a portrait sculptor, art director, and magazine artist before doing his first book Stuart Little, thus beginning a long and lustrous career illustrating some of the best known children's books.

In addition to illustrating works by White and Wilder, he also illustrated George Selden's The Cricket in Times Square and its sequels (Farrar Straus Giroux). He created the character and pictures for the first book in the Frances series by Russell Hoban (HarperCollins) and the first books in the Miss Bianca series by Margery Sharp (Little, Brown). He collaborated with Margaret Wise Brown on her Little Golden Books titles Home for a Bunny and Little Fur Family, among others, and with Jack Prelutsky on two poetry collections published by Greenwillow: Ride a Purple Pelican and Beneath a Blue Umbrella. He also wrote and illustrated seven books on his own, including Baby Farm Animals (Little Golden Books) and The Rabbits' Wedding (HarperCollins).

Wilder, Laura Ingalls: -

Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) was born in a log cabin in the Wisconsin woods. With her family, she pioneered throughout America's heartland during the 1870s and 1880s, finally settling in Dakota Territory. She married Almanzo Wilder in 1885; their only daughter, Rose, was born the following year. The Wilders moved to Rocky Ridge Farm at Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894, where they established a permanent home. After years of farming, Laura wrote the first of her beloved Little House books in 1932. The nine Little House books are international classics. Her writings live on into the twenty-first century as America's quintessential pioneer story.


 
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