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The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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The First Four Years

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House #9

Lutterworth Press, 1971, ISBN 0718819764, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions; clipped dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping and chipping (see photographs)

“Laura grew up in the real Western days, when the American frontier was being slowly pushed westward and the pioneer families were breaking in the untilled land and raising the first cabins, the first settlements, the first towns.  She was fourteen when first she walked home from church with Almanzo Wilder; a year later, when she was teaching school, he came driving twelve miles across the prairie each Friday to take her home for the week-end; and when she was eighteen, they were married.
The First Four Years begins with their marriage, and tells of their first years together on a homestead and tree claim on the South Dakota prairie.  Those were years of companionship and happiness, hard work and struggle, as Laura and Manly worked the land they hoped one day to own.  The making of a home, the birth of their daughter Rose, brought them great joy; but they met with sadness too, and hardship, and disaster…”

 

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