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Laura Ingalls Wilder


Original Series
Little House Recordings
Books about Laura's Family
Other Little House Items
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Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. She and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. Later, Laura and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There, believing in the importance of knowing where you began in order to appreciate how far you've come, Laura wrote about her childhood growing up on the American frontier. For millions of readers Laura lives on forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.


A special note regarding changes made to the Little House series:

The publisher of the Little House on the Prairie series decided to repackage the paperback editions in order to keep them "relevant to a new generation."  The revamped books replaced the beloved covers by Garth Williams with photographic covers, and removed the inside art. His art remained in the colorized paperback edition. The boxed set we offer contains the unabridged editions with black and white illustrations by Garth Williams. (The boxed set is currently out of stock).

Unfortunately, the other Little House books that tell the stories of Laura's family (Martha, Charlotte, Caroline and Rose) were also changed. They were abridged and, in some cases, more than 100 pages were cut from the original edition. The covers for the abridged version have photographic covers. The unabridged editions, which are the ones we carry, have painted covers as you can see below. They will be allowed to go out of print by the publisher. Many already are.

Apparently, the changes are to counter the notion that the Little House books are old-fashioned historical books and today's young readers will view the new editions as adventure books. Personally, we like the books just the way they are and find plenty of adventure in history!

Please note that the price we charge may be different than the original price marked on the book. Many of the books are no longer available from our usual sources and are hard to find. We have had to pay higher prices and have to pass the cost along.
 

Books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder:
 

The Little House Boxed Set by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illustrated by Garth Williams. Follow Laura & her family as she grows up during the 1870's and 1880's. These are the colorized paperbacks that contain the wonderful illustrations by Garth Williams throughout. Contained in a sturdy slipcase are 9 books: Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, Farmer Boy, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years and The First Four Years

Click here for a description of each book.

Ages 8-12.

#0409 $62.91 Currently out of stock.




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West from Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915
by Laura Ingalls Wilder - In 1915, Laura Ingalls Wilder traveled by train from her home in Missouri to San Francisco. Laura's westward journey to visit her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, coincided with a spectacular event taking place in that city - the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. It was a great world's fair celebrating the completion of the Panama Canal, and Laura was amazed by the attractions that had been gathered there from all over the world.

Her husband, Almanzo, was unable to leave the farm, and it was Laura's daily letters that gave him the chance to see what she saw on her magnificent visit to California. These letters allow the reader to experience Laura's adventures and her intimate thoughts as she shared with her husband the events of her exciting sojourn. It's a fascinating insight into the heart and mind of the author who would later go on to write the classic Little House books.

#0817 $5.99


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Old Town in the Green Groves: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Lost Little House Years
by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Jim LaMarche - Based on Laura Ingalls Wilder's unpublished memoirs, Newbery Award-winning author Rylant has imagined what the two missing years from the Little House series were like.

Paper, 176 pages. Ages 9-12.

#9902 $11.99  (Not currently available). Some copies have a black mark on the top or the bottom of the book pages (only noticeable if you look at the top or bottom). The above price is different than the original marked on the book. Because this book is out of print and difficult to find, we had to pay more to get copies.



Books about Laura's Family:

The Little House books have captivated millions of readers with their story of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Now you can read the stories of Laura's ancestors. The stories are based on the research of diaries, letters and other historical papers.


The Martha Years (1782-1862)
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Stories about Laura's great-grandmother, Martha Morse, written by Melissa Wiley, illustrated by Renee Graef.

Martha Morse was the little girl who would grow up to leave Scotland and start a new life in America and who would become Laura Ingalls Wilder's great-grandmother.

Note: we have had to increase the price on some of the following titles because they are out of print, and we've had to buy them from sources that charge us a higher price. They may also have a black mark on the spine.
These are all new, unabridged copies of the original editions.
 

 

Little House in the Highlands
(The Martha Years) by Melissa Wiley. Six-year-old Martha wants to be as good as her big sister, Grisie, who is quiet and ladylike and well behaved. But it's so hard for Martha to sit still for a spinning lesson when her brothers are playing Picts and Scots on the rolling Scottish hills. And it's just impossible for her to hold her tongue at the dinner table when the grownups are telling stories about green-haired fairies and other Wee Folk. Will Martha ever stop getting herself into scrapes?

Discover the childhood adventures of the spirited little Scottish girl who became Laura Ingalls Wilders great-grandmother. The Little House saga continues in this first book of The Martha Years series.

Paper, 288 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 5/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#7120 $19.99 Currently out of stock

The above price is different than the original marked on the book. Because this book is out of print and difficult to find, we had to pay more to get copies. Book may have some edgewear.


The Far Side of the Loch
(The Martha Years) by Melissa Wiley. Seven-year-old Martha is lonely and restless. The Stone House was filled with people during the holidays, but now the cousins have gone home, Martha's father is traveling, her brothers are at school, and her older sister, Grisie, is too busy brooding over her embroidery to pay any attention to Martha. Her new pet hedgehog makes things a bit more fun, and then Father comes home with some thrilling news and suddenly Martha's house is bustling with excitement!

The Far Side of Loch is the second book in The Martha Years, an ongoing series about another spirited girl from the Little House saga.

Paper, 256 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 5/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#7137 $19.99


Down to the Bonny Glen
(The Martha Years) by Melissa Wiley. Martha is frustrated because Mum has said she's too old to be playing on the moors now, and she must have a governess. First there's Miss Norrie. All she must to do is teach Martha sewing and etiquette. But Martha's high spirits are too much for her, and she leaves in a hurry. Martha thinks that's the end of that, but then another governess shows up. Her name is Miss Crow, and Martha is sure she's going to be even worse!.

Down To The Bonny Glen is the third book in The Martha Years, an ongoing series about another spirited girl from the Little House saga

Paper, 336 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 5/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#7144 $19.99 Currently out of stock.

The above price is different than the original marked on the book. Because this book is out of print and difficult to find, we had to pay more to get copies. Book may have some edgewear.



Beyond the Heather Hills
(The Martha Years) by Melissa Wiley. Ten-year-old Martha journeys to the bustling city of Perth to visit her newly married sister Grisie. This is Marthaís first time beyond the familiar heather hills and this city on the River Tay is more exciting than she could have ever imagined!

This is the fourth book in The Martha Years series.

Paper, 200 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 5/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#7151 $29.99

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The Charlotte Years (1809-1884):

Charlotte Tucker, who grew up to be Laura's grandmother, was born in the little town of Roxbury, Massachusetts. Charlotte was the first girl in her family to travel west, living in Ohio and Indiana before settling in the frontier town of Brookfield, Wisconsin. Stories written by Melissa Wiley, illustrated by Dan Andreasen.

Note: we have had to increase the price on some of the following titles because they are out of print, and we've had to buy them from sources that charge us a higher price. These are all new, unabridged copies.


 

Little House by Boston Bay
(The Charlotte Years) by Melissa Wiley. It's 1814 and five-year-old Charlotte Tucker lives with her family in the town of Roxbury, near the bustling city of Boston. Life in the Tucker's little house has always been pleasant and merry, but Charlotte's family worries more and more about the war that's been going on since 1812. Now the British have gone and blockaded Boston harbor, and that means no molasses for supper. Charlotte is just beginning to realize that events happening far away can change things at her very own dinner table. What will the rest of the year bring for Charlotte and the Tucker family? The Little House saga continues!

This is the first book in The Charlotte Years series.

Paper, 208 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 5/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#7373X $19.99  Currently out of stock.

The above price is different than the original marked on the book. Because this book is out of print and difficult to find, we had to pay more to get copies. We only have  a few copies left, and they have some corner creases.


On Tide Mill Lane
(The Charlotte Years) by Melissa Wiley. Meet Charlotte Tucker, the little girl who would grow up to be Laura Ingalls Wilder's grandmother.

Winter is coming, and Charlotte's days are filled with cornhusking and candle dipping and helping Mama mind baby Mary. But the war is still going on, and Charlotte worries about Will, Papa's striker, who is marching north with the militia. Then one day Charlotte hears bells ringing from Boston, and that night every building in the town common is lit up with candles. Could it be that peace has finally come?

On Tide Mill Lane is the second book in The Charlotte Years, an ongoing series about another spirited girl from America's most beloved pioneer family.

Paper, 272 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 5/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#7380 $19.99 Currently out of stock.

The above price is different than the original marked on the book. Because this book is out of print and difficult to find, we had to pay more to get copies. Book may have some edgewear and/or a black remainder mark on the top or bottom edge of the book.


The Road from Roxbury
(The Charlotte Years) by Melissa Wiley. Meet Charlotte Tucker, the little girl who would grow up to be Laura Ingalls Wilder's grandmother.

The war of 1812 is over, and Charlotte thinks life in Roxbury is back to normal. Will and Lucy have moved in with her family, and Charlotte adores looking after Lucy's baby. Before long, however, Charlotte feels like her world has been turned upside down. Baby William seems to have taken over her house. To make matters worse, Charlotte has a new teacher at school -- will her life ever be the same again?

The Road from Roxbury is the third book in The Charlotte Years,, an ongoing series about another spirited girl from the Little House saga.

Paper, 240 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 5/8". Original, unabridged edition.
Hardcover, 232 pages. 5 3/4" x 8 1/4". Original, unabridged edition.

We have a limited quantity of both paper and hardcover copies. Some of the paper copies have a black mark on the top or the bottom of the book pages (only noticeable if you look at the top or bottom).
The paper copies may also have some edgewear - we only have a few of the paper version left.

The prices below are different than the original marked on the books. Because this title is out of print and difficult to find, we had to pay more to get copies.


We have a few copies left of the hardcover, but they will only be available in a special gift set that we are working on putting together.



Across the Puddingstone Dam
(The Charlotte Years) by Melissa Wiley - Meet Charlotte Tucker, the little girl who would grow up to be Laura Ingalls Wilder's grandmother.

Eleven-year-old Charlotte can't imagine living anywhere but Tide Mill Lane. She is delighted when a school for young ladies opens nearby. The prospect of a new baby brother and the reappearance of a long-lost relative combine to complete Charlotte's world. But a new dam connecting Roxbury and Boston turns Tide Mill Lane into a noisy, messy construction site, and Charlotte's parents worry about what this will mean for their family.

Across the Puddingstone Dam is the fourth book in The Charlotte Years.

Paper, 224 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 5/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#7403 $29.99   (Limited quantities). Some copies have a black mark on the top or the bottom of the book pages (only noticeable if you look at the top or bottom).


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The Caroline Years

Meet Caroline Quiner, the little girl who would grow up to be Laura Ingall Wilder's mother.

Note: we have had to increase the price on some of the following titles because they are out of print, and we've had to buy them from sources that charge us a higher price. These are all new, unabridged copies.

 


Little House in Brookfield
(The Caroline Years) by Maria D Wilkes, illustrated by Dan Andreasen. Travel back in time to the 1840ís to the bustling pioneer town of Brookfield, Wisconsin. Caroline, who is just five, lives in a comfortable frame house with her mother, her grandmother, and her five brothers and sisters. Her father was lost at sea the year before, and the family is learning to adjust to life on their own. Caroline knows she must do everything she can to help the little family through this trying time.

Little House in Brookfield is the first book in The Caroline Years, an ongoing series about another spirited girl from the Little House saga.

Paper, 320 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 5/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#6109 $6.99


Little Town at the Crossroads
(The Caroline Years) by Maria D. Wilkes, illustrated by Dan Andreasen - Caroline watches eagerly as buildings spring up overnight and more and more families move into the growing town of Brookfield, Wisconsin. There are all sorts of exciting, new things for Caroline to do! She gets to march in her first Independence Day parade, a circus comes to town, and there are new faces in school almost every week. But Mother keeps saying that she wants to move to a larger farm. Will Caroline have to say good-bye to the little town of Brookfield?

Little Town at the Crossroads is the second book in The Caroline Years, an ongoing series about another spirited girl from the Little House saga.

Paper, 368 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 5/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#6512 $19.99 Currently out of stock.


Little Clearing in the Woods
(The Caroline Years) by Maria D. Wilkes, illustrated by Dan Andreasen - Caroline and her family say goodbye to their comfortable little home in Brookfield and set off through the forest toward their new house - a tiny log cabin in a clearing among the big trees of Concord, Wisconsin.

Little Clearing in the Woods is the third book in The Caroline Years, an ongoing series about another spirited girl from the Little House saga.

Paper, 336 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 5/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#6529 $19.99 (Currently out of stock)

. Some copies have a black mark on the top or the bottom of the book pages (only noticeable if you look at the top or bottom). May have some edgewear. The above price is different than the original marked on the book. Because this book is out of print and difficult to find, we had to pay more to get copies.


On Top of Concord Hill
(The Caroline Years) by Maria D. Wilkes, illustrated by Dan Andreasen. Caroline is nine years old, and she feels settled in her new little house. She's beginning to explore Concord, and is looking forward to going to school, when disaster strikes. It's a cholera epidemic, and it's sweeping the state. It's up to Caroline to help keep her family together and pull them through this terrible time.

On Top of Concord Hill is the fourth book in The Caroline Years, an ongoing series about another spirited girl from the Little House saga.

Paper, 288 pages. Original, unabridged edition.

#5487 (Out of print, currently unavailable).

Across the Rolling River
(The Caroline Years) by Celia Wilkins, illustrated by Dan Andreasen - The little town of Concord, Wisconsin, is bustling with new settlers from the East. Caroline is now eleven years old, and she can't wait to go to the town's new school. Her days are full with classes, chores, and harvest time. Wisconsin has its very first state fair, and Caroline becomes friends with a fiddle-playing boy from across the river, a boy named Charles Ingalls.

Across the Rolling River is the fifth book in The Caroline Years, an ongoing series about another spirited girl from the Little House saga.

Paper, 272 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 5/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#7342 $11.99 (Currently not available).


Little City by the Lake
(The Caroline Years) by Celia Wilkins, illustrated by Dan Andreasen - Fifteen-year-old Caroline is leaving her Concord home for the first time to live with her aunt and uncle in Milwaukee, where she will attend Milwaukee Female College. At first, Caroline is frightened by the big, bustling city, and she finds school more challenging than she expected. But she soon begins to enjoy all the excitement Milwaukee has to offer. As the school year comes to a close, Caroline wonders if living in the city is the life for her.

Little City by the Lake is the sixth book in The Caroline Years, an ongoing series about another spirited girl from the Little House saga.

Paper, 320 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 5/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#7359X $29.99


A Little House of Their Own
(The Caroline Years) by Celia Wilkins, illustrated by Dan Andreasen - After earning her teaching certificate in Milwaukee, seventeen-year-old Caroline returns to Concord, Wisconsin, to live with her family and teach. She is delighted to repay Mother and Pa for sending her to college, and she enjoys the lively challenge of helping her students learn.

Then Caroline runs into her fiddle-playing neighbor Charles Ingalls. He's full of plans to head west as soon as possible. As their friendship turns to courtship, Caroline realizes that she has a difficult decision ahead of her -- and a choice that may mean leaving behind her family and everything else she's ever known.

A Little House of Their Own is the seventh and final book in The Caroline Years.

Paper, 320 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 5/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#7366 $19.99 (Not currently available).

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The Rose Years

Rose Wilder, the daughter of Laura and Almanzo Wilder, was named after the wild rose of the Dakota prairie. Learn about her life in the following series of books. These books were written by a close friend of Rose Wilder.

Note: we have had to increase the price on some of the following titles because they are out of print, and we've had to buy them from sources that charge us a higher price. These are all new, unabridged copies.


 

Little House on Rocky Ridge
(The Rose Years) by Roger Lea MacBride, illustrated by David Gilleece - Rose and her parents, Laura and Almanzo, say good-bye to Ma and Pa Ingalls and Laura's sisters. In a covered wagon containing all their possessions, they make their way across the drought-stricken Midwest to the lush green valleys of southern Missouri. The journey is long and not always easy, but at the end is the promise of a new home and a new life for the Wilders.

Little House on Rocky Ridge is the first book in The Rose Years, an ongoing series about another spirited girl in the Little House saga.

Paper, 368 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 3/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#4785 $7.99


Little Farm in the Ozarks
(The Rose Years) by Roger Lea MacBride, illustrated by David Gilleece - Going fishing for the first time, starting in a new school, saving the farmhouse from a fire - these are the elements of young Rose Wilder's first year at Rocky Ridge Farm. She has moved there with her parents, Laura and Almanzo, to begin a new life in the Missouri Ozarks. Rose feels out of place as the new girl in her class but gradually gains confidence, and Rocky Ridge truly becomes her home.

Little Farm in the Ozarks is the second book in The Rose Years, an ongoing series about another spirited girl in the Little House saga.

Paper, 304 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 3/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#5102 $6.99


In the Land of the Big Red Apple
(The Rose Years) by Roger Lea MacBride, illustrated by David Gilleece. Eight going on nine, Rose Wilder is beginning to settle into her new life in Missouri, the Land of the Big Red Apple. Her father is building their farmhouse and she dreams of the day they'll have their own bright crop to harvest. But before that can happen, she has a fierce ice storm to contend with and her first real Christmas in the Ozarks to enjoy.

In the Land of the Big Red Apple is the third book in The Rose Years, an ongoing series about the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Paper, 352 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 3/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#5744 $7.99


On the Other Side of the Hill
(The Rose Years) by Roger Lea MacBride, illustrated by David Gilleece. First a tremendous cyclone shakes Rocky Ridge farmhouse. Then a long drought and a terrible fire invade the little farm in the Ozarks. These are hard times for young Rose Wilder and her parents, Laura and Almanzo. Can the little farm in this promising land of the Big Red Apple ever recover from this series of disasters?

On the Other Side of the Hill is the fourth book in The Rose Years, an ongoing series about the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Paper, 352 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 7/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#5751 $7.99


Little Town in the Ozarks
(The Rose Years) by Roger Lea MacBride, illustrated by David Gilleece. Hard times on the farm force Rose and her family to move to the town of Mansfield. Life in town is so different from living on Rocky Ridge Farm that Rose wonders if she will ever learn to like the hustle and bustle of town life.

Little Town in the Ozarks is the fifth book in The Rose Years, an ongoing series about the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Paper, 352 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 3/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#5805 $11.99




New Dawn on Rocky Ridge
(The Rose Years) by Roger Lea MacBride, illustrated by Dan Andreasen. Itís a big year for thirteen-year-old Rose and her family as they witness the turn of the century and, after years of hard work, experience their first apple harvest out on Rocky Ridge farm. There are even signs of romance for Rose.

New Dawn on Rocky Ridge is the sixth book in The Rose Years, an ongoing series about the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Paper, 384 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 3/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#5812 $11.99


On the Banks of the Bayou
(The Rose Years) by Roger Lea MacBride, illustrated by Dan Andreasen. A whole new world opens up for Rose when she leaves Rocky Ridge Farm and moves to Louisiana to live with her aunt Eliza Jane and finish high school. Rose is sixteen now, and she thrives in a city brimming with excitement and adventure. Rose finds herself becoming an independent young woman with her own ideas, ambitions, and dreams.

On the Banks of the Bayou is the seventh book in The Rose Years, an ongoing series about the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Paper, 240 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 3/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#5829 $24.99


Bachelor Girl
(The Rose Years) by Roger Lea MacBride, illustrated by Dan Andreassen. In this last book of the series, Rose has become an independent young woman. She leaves Rocky Ridge Farm, first for Kansas City to learn how to be a telegrapher, then for San Francisco. Her dream is to work for a year or two, save a little money, and then marry Paul Cooley, her childhood sweetheart. But the big city has all sorts of surprises in store for Rose, and she finds that she's destined to travel a road she never even imagined.

Bachelor Girl is the eighth, and last, book in The Rose Years, an ongoing series about Laura Ingalls Wilder's daughter.

Paper, 256 pages. 5 1/8" x 7 5/8". Original, unabridged edition.

#6918 $11.99



Other Little House Items:
 


The Little House Cookbook
by Barbara Walker. Laura Ingalls Wilder grew up on the prairie, where food was something one worked for, cooking was a big part of daily life, and mealtime was a chance to gather with family and give thanks. By watching Pa hunt and farm and by helping Ma prepare the food, Laura learned the pleasures that come from a family working together. Laura also experienced the joy that comes from sharing food, made with love and care, with family and friends.

Here are over 100 unique recipes celebrating the foods and cooking techniques of Laura's pioneer childhood. Taken from dishes described in the beloved Little House books, these recipes were carefully researched by Barbara M. Walker and tested in her own kitchen. From pancake men and pumpkin pie to vanity cakes and ice cream, these recipes give adults and children alike the chance to experience a taste of Laura's childhood, reminding us of the connection between the food on the table and the work involved in getting it there.

Notable Childrenís Books of 1979 (ALA)
Best Books of 1979 (SLJ)
Notable 1979 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
Children's Books of 1979 (Library of Congress)
1980 Western Heritage Award

Paper, 240 pages.

#0908 $9.99


Laura Ingalls Wilder & Rose Wilder Lane Historical Timetable
by Jane A. Williams.

This four-page time reference lists important dates from Laura's life, her books, and the life of her daughter Rose, along with other important events in American history. Column format.

8 1/2"x11" folded to fit into a #10 envelope.

#LIW $2.95




My Book of Little House Paper Dolls: The Big Woods Collection
This collection of paper dolls includes Ma, Pa, Laura, Mary, Baby Carrie, and their bulldog, Jack.

Along with dolls and clothes, you receive two pull-out scenes (one of the room inside the Little House, the other of the garden outside).

#6386 $11.99

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Little House Life - Vol 2

 

 

 

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