[young adult contemporary Books] Kindle ePUB Farmer Boy ☆ Laura Ingalls Wilder



10 thoughts on “Farmer Boy

  1. says:

    Are you hungry yet?Much of Laura's childhood was spent in near starvation While they always had something to ea

  2. says:

    I enjoyed listening to this engagingly narrated and enchanting story I won’t recap my thoughts on the story; you can read my review of the print version here Listening to the audio version after reading the book reinforced the story for me and many scenes definitely stood out Additionally language differences also stood out when heard instead of read One instance is the family’s use of be as in “Be you sick Almanzo?” inste

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    My annual re read this time with Heidi My favorite of the Little House books from start to finish but especially the chapter where Ma and Pa go away for a week and the house falls into disarray as the children eat cake slice watermelon blacken the parlor wall and most importantly use up all the sugar making ice cream Still no other

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    As a child this was my least favorite Little House book as it wasn't about Laura But now as an adult I have grown to like and appreciate it as another perspective on pioneer living Laura Ingalls Wilder honors and respects her husband by telling his story too The story of Almanzo Wilder’s childhood days shows another farm family’s lifestyle in America's earlier days The juxtaposition between the life of a homesteading

  5. says:

    I loved all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books in particular Little House in the Big Woods Little Town on the Prairie

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    SO MUCH WORK And they all seem to enjoy it even create MORE work for themselves instead of looking for opportunities to have some leisure time or a nap at least I would have never made it in those olden days I am just too

  7. says:

    Listened to ¾ of this in January and now two months later finished it today also in the car And pretty much loved it This is not about Laura's family though it’s technically listed #3 IN the Little House on the Prairie series It functions as a kind of contrast in that it is a wealthier farm life experience in

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    Much wailing and gnashing of teeth this morning as we finished Farmer Boy My student could not believe it was over Going to be hard to top this one in the coming months Not sure how many times I have read this but I am thinking five I believe after Little House in the Big Woods it is the best book in the Little House series Goodbye

  9. says:

    Upon finishing Little House on the Prairie the kids and I were dying to know where the Ingalls' adventures would take them next but discovered that the next in the series focuses on Almanzo Wilder Laura's future husband We were immediately take

  10. says:

    Before I hand the reviewing reigns over to Eleanor I wanted to say a couple things I took out of this book Hopefully she doesn't get too impatientThere's a lot in the Laura Ingalls Wilder books written for adults as well as kids The theme of self reliance comes through loud and clear The difference in child rearing wow Hold onMe E

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Some day Laura Ingalls will marry Almanzo Wilder in the town of DeSmet South Dakota But for now Almanzo is miles away growing up with his b. I enjoyed listening to this engagingly narrated and enchanting story I won t recap my thoughts on the story you can read my review of the print version here Listening to the audio version after reading the book reinforced the story for me and many scenes definitely stood out Additionally language differences also stood out when heard instead of read One instance is the family s use of be as in Be you sick Almanzo instead of the conjugations of to be that we use today Another was the pronunciation of giddap this was the first time I had heard it pronounced that way I had read it as the common and familiar giddyup so of course it sounded funny when I heard it Both of these examples led me to believe that the Wilders were formal than their counterparts The Ingalls It s another small but noteworthy point of comparison when learning about Almanzo s childhood versus Laura s I have a hard time with audio books I find myself tuning out and daydreaming when I should be listening but I will try the others in the Little House series Cherry Jones is easy and enjoyable to listen to you can t help but want to listen to her read of the story

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Farmer Boy

Ut in spite of the hard work Almanzo has fun too And was there ever a boy who loved horses Was there ever a boy so happy with a farmer's li. Listened to of this in January and now two months later finished it today also in the car And pretty much loved it This is not about Laura s family though it s technically listed 3 IN the Little House on the Prairie series It functions as a kind of contrast in that it is a wealthier farm life experience in New England vs the Midwestern farm life Laura lived seemingly near starvation This book is about her future husband Almanzo Wilder s family As with Laura s family she describes with practically ethnographic detail what nineteenth century American farm life was like Gathering potatoes cutting up ice making and selling butter Kids work on these farms they learn how to do things they develop humane relationships with animals and each other And when they are done working they then have seemingly breathless fun together They make sleds they make harnesses they hook them up to a team of horses and they learn how to trot these horses safely When they are CHILDRENCan anyone imagine a holiday joyful than Laura Ingalls Wilder describes each and every Christmas But Laura one year gets a PENNY for Christmas Almanzo gets in addition to a lot of other things a KNIFEThe food they grow and eat is also a contrast to Laura s farm life with sumptuous and meticulously described meals like a certain ham dinner And there s another contrasting story at one point Almanzo s mother and father leave for a few days Some work gets done by the kids but they use up all the sugar making ice cream they eat cake and ice cream and watermelon to the point of making themselves sick they do some property damage and so on AmusingIn the end Almanzo is given the opportunity to sell bales of hay in town He is TEN years old And when he is given the opportunity to apprentice as a wheelwright look it up and in a DICTIONARY kids that was good enough for me it ll be good enough for you you don t need google well you know from the title what he chooses to do Great to listen to especially with the incomparable Cherry Jones reading

Read & download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB á Laura Ingalls Wilder

Rother and sisters on his father's farm in New YorkAlmanzo's chores get him up at dawn and keep him working till dinner summer and winter B. I loved all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books in particular Little House in the Big Woods Little Town on the Prairie and These Happy Golden Years They are books I can read and savor over and over again But I just need to give a shout out to my absolute favorite Laura Ingalls Wilder book and that is Farmer Boy to me Farmer Boy is the under appreciated middle child of the Laura Ingalls collection People forget about it just because it doesn t start with Little or end with Prairie It is about Almanzo who Laura eventually marries There are several reasons why I love this book than the others1 Almanzo and his family are loaded Well compared to Laura they are They run a much bigger farm than she does and the father is something of a gentleman farmer not like the wild Charles who is all over the place and doesn t know what he s doing let s be honest a lot of the books are based around the fact that Charles is a moron first they leave the big woods where the rest of their family is Then they re stuck somewhere on the friggin prairie and have to ford the friggin river and almost lose Jack Then they re living in some kind of underground burrow Then they re starving through the winter because Charles is an idiot who can t provide for his family This never happens to Almanzo s dad2 They take you through the whole farming season from trashing the hay to cutting up the ice to gathering potatoes in great great detail It s really a pleasure to read It s also a big farm like I mentioned so they re commercial than the Ingalls farm You get to see the process of how for example they sell their butter which is pretty cool3 THE FOOD I ve never come across another book that is as lushly descriptive as this one in terms of food I thought Harry Potter might do it at some point but it proved to disappoint in that respect Being loaded working from 5 AM in the fields before the days the dangers of saturated fats or Atkins were known glorious food descriptions I can t even begin to recount them but I urge that you check this book out for yourself I d also make sure to check it out with the original illustrations