The Long Winter : Little House

  • by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Narrated by Cherry Jones
  • Series: Little House
  • 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as Pa, Ma, Laura, Mary, Carrie, and little Grace bravely face the hard winter of 1880-81 in their little house in the Dakota Territory. Blizzards cover the little town with snow, cutting off all supplies from the outside. Soon there is almost no food left, so young Almanzo Wilder and a friend make a dangerous trip across the prairie to find some wheat. Finally a joyous Christmas is celebrated in a very unusual way in this most exciting of all the Little House books.
Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts.

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Beautifully Done!

I first read The Long Winter as a child, about 45 years ago, and it became my favorite of all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. I still read my Little House books (OK, go ahead and laugh) as an escape from the stress and crazy goings-on in our modern world. I am so glad I decided to try this audio version. Ms. Cherry Jones gives a marvelous performance, and any fans of the Little House series will be sure to enjoy listening. Truly wonderful!
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- C. M. H.

"Be Grateful For What You Have"

"Be Grateful... For what you have", my 7 yr. old daughter summed up after listening to The Long Winter.

The resourcefulness of the families, the town, and the selfless risk Almanzo and Cap took to find, then bring wheat to the starving town was astounding. Even after so much adversity through the long winter, Laura's family and the town were determined to beat the winter and starvation- and they survived. To God be praised!

As a family, we are renewed to choose to be grateful and humbled by the provision and bounty of food, clean water, and many things we have in abundance in our country. We thank God for His faithfulness throughout all generations and seasons of life, weather, and more.

We are grateful for the life lessons this author has taught us throughout the Little House Series. Blessings to all!
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- Italia-Americana Mama

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-07-2017
  • Publisher: HarperAudio