Little House on the Prairie

A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire.

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 242

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A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire.

Little House Long Shadow

An Indianayouth librarian commented in the mid-1990s, “'The Little House books need to be replaced frequently because they're used so much and we can't keep them in good condition,'” whereas another, ...

Author: Anita Clair Fellman

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826266330

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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Beyond their status as classic children’s stories, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books play a significant role in American culture that most people cannot begin to appreciate. Millions of children have sampled the books in school; played out the roles of Laura and Mary; or visited Wilder homesites with their parents, who may be fans themselves. Yet, as Anita Clair Fellman shows, there is even more to this magical series with its clear emotional appeal: a covert political message that made many readers comfortable with the resurgence of conservatism in the Reagan years and beyond. In Little House, Long Shadow, a leading Wilder scholar offers a fresh interpretation of the Little House books that examines how this beloved body of children’s literature found its way into many facets of our culture and consciousness—even influencing the responsiveness of Americans to particular political views. Because both Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, opposed the New Deal programs being implemented during the period in which they wrote, their books reflect their use of family history as an argument against the state’s protection of individuals from economic uncertainty. Their writing emphasized the isolation of the Ingalls family and the family’s resilience in the face of crises and consistently equated self-sufficiency with family acceptance, security, and warmth. Fellman argues that the popularity of these books—abetted by Lane’s overtly libertarian views—helped lay the groundwork for a negative response to big government and a positive view of political individualism, contributing to the acceptance of contemporary conservatism while perpetuating a mythic West. Beyond tracing the emergence of this influence in the relationship between Wilder and her daughter, Fellman explores the continuing presence of the books—and their message—in modern cultural institutions from classrooms to tourism, newspaper editorials to Internet message boards. Little House, Long Shadow shows how ostensibly apolitical artifacts of popular culture can help explain shifts in political assumptions. It is a pioneering look at the dissemination of books in our culture that expands the discussion of recent political transformations—and suggests that sources other than political rhetoric have contributed to Americans’ renewed appreciation of individualist ideals.

Big House Little House Back House Barn

After 1850 , when local builders constructed both big house and little house simultaneously , the entire complex continued to look and function as if it were made from two different structures , following the older incremental tradition ...

Author: Thomas C. Hubka

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584653721

Category: Architecture

Page: 225

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The twentieth anniversary edition of the classic architectural study of the connected farm buildings of New England.

A Little House

13 HOUSES TOO CATCH THE WHOOPING-COUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 DRAWINGS FROM THE YEAR 1945 . ... 79 Afterword LIVES OF AN ILLUSTRIOUS LITTLE HOUSE Guillemette Morel Journel CONTENT.

Author: Fondation Le Corbusier

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035620695

Category: Architecture

Page: 84

View: 149

Villa le Lac, which was designated a World Heritage in 2016, was designed and built by Le Corbusier as Geneva lakeside home for his parents in 1925. Because of its spare arrangement of spaces, he referred to it as a “dwelling machine.” Even today it remains the modern prototype of the “small house” that fulfills all of the functions of a residence with a minimum of floor area and seamless transitions between spaces. For the first time, this book is appearing in three separate language editions, following the original edition in which Le Corbusier documented the history of the building: with photographs, sketches and a poetic text. Access to the original photographs allowed the quality of the illustrations in this edition to be improved significantly.

Living Large in Our Little House

The series focuses on contractors who help people build their new tiny homes and get rid of their stuff to downsize to tiny house life. It also provides photo examples of other small and tiny houses. HGTV recently launched three new ...

Author: Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621452522

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 900

"Living Large in Our Little House is a practical and inspirational memoir about the joy and freedom of tiny house living"--

Little House Living

They aren't pleasant and give my tiny mudroom a very unpleasant odor, which I'd rather not share with company when they are walking through the door. For these occasions, I developed this ... Little House Living 81 Shoe and Foot Spray.

Author: Merissa A. Alink

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 198217899X

Category: House & Home

Page: 320

View: 684

The immensely popular blogger behind Little House Living provides a timeless and “heartwarming guide to modern homesteading” (BookPage) that will inspire you to live your life simply and frugally—perfect for fans of The Pioneer Woman and The Hands-On Home. Shortly after getting married, Merissa Alink and her husband found themselves with nothing in their pantry but a package of spaghetti and some breadcrumbs. Their life had seemingly hit rock bottom, and it was only after a touching act of charity that they were able to get back on their feet again. Inspired by this gesture of kindness as well as the beloved Little House on the Prairie books, Merissa was determined to live an entirely made-from-scratch life, and as a result, she rescued her household budget—saving thousands of dollars a year. Now, she reveals the powerful and moving lessons she’s learned after years of homesteading, homemaking, and cooking from scratch. Filled with charm, practical advice, and gorgeous full-color photographs, Merissa shares everything from tips on budgeting to natural, easy-to-make recipes for taco seasoning mix, sunscreen, lemon poppy hand scrub, furniture polish, and much more. Inviting and charming, Little House Living is the epitome of heartland warmth and prairie inspiration.

Behind the Little House

Behind the Little House he married and moved his bride onto a truck farm in Illinois. When his first child was born he joined the shoe manufacturing company he served for over thirty years. At retirement he moved to a farm that his ...

Author: William Penniman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595173640

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

View: 763

William L. Penniman was born in 1901 and died in 1994. He left two children and many poems and short stories as evidence that he lived. These are his poems.

A Crooked Little House

It was a small twobedroom frame house, painted gray with white trim and red shutters. Two large pecan trees graced the front yard and old, ... It was a very pleasant little house. I walked up the steps and rang the doorbell.

Author: Susan Rogers Cooper

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 1645400123

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 779

"The Most vivid portrait of a real family anywhere in mystery fiction." —Mary Willis Walker A HOUSE OF CARDS-A PACK OF LIES Her husband, Willis, calls her a "danger junkie." But suburban Texas mom and romance writer E. J. Pugh believes that the truth is something that must always be pursued no matter how perilous the path that leads to it. When her black sheep sister-in-law is arrested for the murder of a young homeless woman, E. J. is unwilling to simply accept the swift judgment of her husband's family that Juney is a lost cause, good for nothing but trouble. The Pughs have never forgiven Juney for the tragic death of Willis's brother, yet E. J. feels certain she's innocent of this crime. But the plucky sometime-sleuth's investigation could topple a very fragile house of cards with shocking revelations of sex, drugs and depravity...and bring E.J.'s own happy homelife crashing down as well. "A GIFTED AND PERCEPTIVE WRITER WHOSE CHARACTERS ARE SECOND TO NONE." —Sharyn McCrumb "EVEN A BRIGHT, SUNNY DAY FEELS MENACING IN THE HANDS OF THIS PRO." —Margaret Maron

Little House of Oxymorons

LITTLE HOUSE OF OXYMORONS WITH COMMENTARIES Steven Carter Hamilton Books A member of The Rowman & Littleficld Publishing Group Lanham - Boulder - New York - Toronto ~ Plymouth, UK Copyright © 2010 by Hamilton Books 4501 Forbes Boulevard ...

Author: Steven Carter

Publisher: Hamilton Books

ISBN: 0761851046

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 92

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This volume features well over 200 fresh and original oxymorons with commentaries-all with a satirical twist. As a satire, Little House of Oxymorons complements Steven Carter's The New Devil's Dictionary, a two-volume 'sequel' to Ambrose Bierce's notorious The Devil's Dictionary of a century ago.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Literature Activities Little House in the Big Woods

The character of Laura Ingalls is four to five years old here; therefore, the book is primarily an account of the time the family spent in the little house after having moved temporarily to Kansas. The Kansas period is told in the next ...

Author: Dona Herweck Rice

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480783102


Page: 13

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Engaging discussion questions and activities help students appreciate the enduring novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Cross-curricular before-, during-, and after-reading activities provide a comprehensive study of Little House in the Big Woods.

Little House in the Suburbs

About the Authors Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskin write the popular blog Little House in the Suburbs, The blog had been featured on,, and

Author: Deanna Caswell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440323836

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

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A beginner's guide to self-sustainability in the suburbs Gardens, goats and chickens in the suburbs? Absolutely! The easy-to-follow advice in this book will show you everything you need to know to enjoy an abundant, independent life on food and products grown in your own back yard. You may feel like you have superpowers the first time you prepare a meal using only ingredients you grew in your garden. And is there anything you can't do after you lather up with a bar of soap that you made in your own home? This book is full of recipes and tips that will help you discover the joy of self-sufficiency. Don't worry; suburban gardening doesn't mean you have to rip up your yard, or risk being ostracized by neighbors or your municipality or homeowners association. Inside you'll find: • Gardening instructions for any-size yard and any skill level • A complete overview of keeping chickens, mini-goats and bees in the suburbs • More than 40 food recipes featuring ingredients from your garden or animals • Canning techniques • Recipes for natural deodorant, toothpaste, lip balm and other beauty products • Step-by-step soapmaking instructions and soap recipes • Natural cleaning recipes for kitchens, bathrooms, surfaces and laundry • Gift basket ideas • Community-building ideas including babysitting co-ops, meal swaps, and barter systems • Advice on how to keep the peace with family, neighbors, and officials if your self-sufficient plans meet resistance

The Little House in Highbury

When we left Pat's little house we walked on towards my flat, as we had intended to do at the beginning before being waylaid. It was Saturday and already all the spaces outside houses were being filled with cars, mostly black, ...

Author: Derek Ansell


ISBN: 1446153088


Page: 442

View: 769

Set in 1955, North London, this is a romance between 3 separate couples and their friendship over a two year period. But a strange neighbour who moves into a house next door to the central couple begins to disrupt their lives and cause problems that come to a head changing their lives.

Little House On the Highway A Story of a Homeless Family School Bullying

Meanwhile, Brad and Ellen had decided to just sit on the front step of their little house which was the back of the truck while their father pumped gas. Maggie had entered back into the truck to put a leash on Cotton and bring him out ...

Author: Janet Miller

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 110509717X

Category: Juvenile Fiction


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The message of this story is that bullying can occur because your situation has changed--not because of who you are. Maggie, a happy and popular junior high student, was challenged to hold onto her personal self worth when her father lost his job, their family farm was forced into foreclosure,and they became homeless. The family decided to live in a homemade camper on the back of their pickup truck and drive to Florida to find a better life. Stuck in homelessness, with their homemade camper as their only home, and their personal lives deteriorating, Maggie's mother insisted Maggie go back to school. Based on her poor and unstylish appearance, Maggie was singled out and bullied by an upscale classmate and her entourage who found Maggie's appearance intolerable. But once her father found a job, the situation changed so that Maggie's real value was finally allowed to be seen, and the bullying finally ended.

The Little House in the Sky

don't they all know they already share that small house in the sky, they share the waters that flow into the sea and the air that they breathe and the light that shines on all of them from above? Surely, they know that's the only home ...

Author: Nelson Lynch


ISBN: 1365850676

Category: Fiction

Page: 38

View: 592

Young Kayan travels by starship to the little house in the sky with his mother and is saddened at what he sees. A house on fire, wars, starvation amidst plenty and massive destruction of the house itself. Let's observe if the people in the little house in the sky can wake up in time and share their world's resources with one another or will it be too late?

Laura Ingalls Wilder Literature Activities Little House on the Prairie

Furnishing the Little House Color, cut, fold, and glue these furnishings as shown. Place them inside a cardboard box, replicating the interior of the Ingalls family cabin. (Paint wooden spools for the tree stump chairs.

Author: Dona Herweck Rice

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480783129


Page: 13

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Engaging discussion questions and activities help students appreciate the enduring novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Cross-curricular before-, during-, and after-reading activities provide a comprehensive study of Little House on the Prairie.

Little House in the Cow Paddock

“Well, we are through the worst “said Dad, as we drove past the houseboats in the mangroves and headed out of town. He spoke too soon. As we breasted the Onerahi hill, 35 Little House in the Cow Paddock.

Author: Wendy Hamilton

Publisher: ZealAus Publishing

ISBN: 1925888592

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 147

View: 628

In this sequel to Little House in the Bush, thirteen-year-old Wendy and her two sisters are excited about moving out to Mount Tiger permanently. But their joy at getting a new house quickly sours when they realize building is hard work. Now quarrying rocks and digging foundations are added to their weekends of pioneer living. Despite thinking their parents are slave drivers, there is plenty of time between chores for fun and games. Readers of the little house on the Prairie series will adore the hilarious antics of this twentieth-century New Zealand family. Based on Wendy’s childhood, these adventures are sure to become a well-loved classic in every family bookshelf.

The Big House and the Little House

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Author: Yoshi Ueno

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1646141059

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Little Mouse and Big Bear live on opposite ends of the same road, and they both would like a friend. But every morning, Little Mouse and Big Bear pass by each other, unnoticed. Until one day, their eyes meet! It's a little awkward at firs—as most new friendships can be—but soon enough they're sipping warm tea together in Big Bear's cozy home, and making plans to meet again the following Sunday. When a nasty storm blows into town will it wreck everything they've built? This tale of friendship and bravery will warm your heart like a cookie and a warm drink shared with a friend.

A study guide for Laura Ingalls Wilder s Little House on the Prairie

No matter what happens in Little House on the Prairie, the Ingalls family finds joy in everyday life around them. To achieve the American dream is to endure sometimes trying, if not boring, circumstances. Though they are isolated on the ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410320456

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A study guide for Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House on the Prairie", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary themes for Students: the American Dream series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary themes for Students: the American Dream for all of your research needs.