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A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives or neighbors.
The Ingalls family packs up their covered wagon and travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home in Kansas Territory, where wide open land stretches as far as the eye can see. On the prairie, they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire.
During their first four years of marriage, Laura and Almanzo Wilder have a child and fight a losing battle in their attempts to succeed at farming on the South Dakota prairie.
Laura is growing up and in addition to working hard to earn money to help send Mary to a school for the blind, her social life is becoming more interesting and includes a blossoming friendship with Almanzo Wilder.
A cold snap late in winter allows a pioneer girl and her family to enjoy the rich sugar candy made from maple tree sap.
A young pioneer girl and her family celebrate Christmas in their cabin in the Wisconsin woods.
A family travels to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house and meet a friendly neighbor.
"Laura Ingalls and her dog, Jack, have been together for as long as she can remember--and he's no ordinary dog. He travels with Laura and her pioneer family all the way from the Big Woods of Wisconsin to the West. He protects them from wolves, cattle that go astray, and sometimes even a friendly neighbor. And he can always help Laura find her way home"--Back cover.
Laura Ingalls and her family celebrate several joyous Christmases on the western frontier.
After a long and somber Sunday, a little pioneer girl celebrates her fifth birthday in the Big Woods of Wisconsin.