Little House on the Prairie - A classic American book for young people

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Little House on the Prairie - A classic American book for young people

Post  Chris Ferrara on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:33 pm

I believe that many of the books given to students to read are too difficult. Reading should be fun and interesting, but if the book is too difficult, reading will be boring, because you're just translating word after word after word rather than experiencing the story. When you read a book for young people, you can concentrate on the language rather than simply reading each word one-by-one. It can teach you how to use words (and how not to use words). So if you're interested in what life was like in America about 160 years ago, this book can teach you about it, and it's a nice and interesting story too. Every American has probably read this book, and it also became a popular TV show too!

So I'm giving this book for students to download and take a look at. It's called "Little House on the Prairie". Prairie is an American word for grassland, a wide open space with no trees, just flat and grassy in every direction. The author was a woman named Laura Ingalls Wilder, and the book is basically how she remembers her own life. She grew up in a time when America was expanding west into land owned by Native Americans, and much of this land seemed very empty.


Here's a picture of the author and her family from the 1800s.

The book is about how her family moved to a place called Kansas, and how they come to build a new home there, and their relationships with their neighbors.


This is a photo of the original cover of the book.


And this is what the house that her family built would have looked like. We call it a log cabin, logs are round pieces of wood that are really just cut-down trees, and a cabin is a small house. It was made entirely of wood but it would have been very warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and was a very common kind of house in America at the time.

If you'd like to read the book, just click this link below and you can download it to your computer and try reading it. If you do, tell me what you think here! I'd be interested to know.
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