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Long Winter, The

Long Winter, The

Series: Little House (Book #7)
by Laura Ingalls Wilder Illustrated by Garth Williams

The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as Pa, Ma, Laura, Mary, Carrie and Little Grace bravely face the hard winter of 1880-1881 in their little house in the Dakota territory. Blizzards cover the little town in snow, cutting off all supplies. Soon they are almost out of food, so young Almanzo Wilder and a friend make a dangerous trip across the prairie to find some wheat. Finally a joyous Christmas is celebrated in a very unusual way with the most exciting of all the Little House books.

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
4.4
Lexile Measure
790L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
Q
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Number of Pages
334
Genre
Classics, Historical Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Laura Ingalls Wilder Laura Elizabeth Ingalls was born in a "little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin." When she was five, her family began moving throughout the Midwest, searching for a good place to establish a farm.
Garth Williams Garth Williams

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