FREE PDF ¾ BOOK Little House on the Prairie

BOOK Little House on the Prairie

FREE PDF ¾ BOOK Little House on the Prairie ¼ Although the Little House stories are traditionally seen as girl books boys might be happily surprised if they take another peek at their sisters' shelves Little House in the Big Woods the first book of the series and Laura Ingalls Wilder's first children's book is full of the thrills chills Xcitement Readers will receive a perfectly painless history lesson and in fact will clamor for Beloved illustrator Garth Williams spent years researching young Laura's pioneering family His soft line illustrations bring to life the full simple days and nights in the family's log cabin No one can read just one Little House book Ages 9 to 12 Emilie Coulter Special Edition Large Print Format to read alo Fried Apples and a Lesson in RacismI loved this series when I read them around ten years ago My favorite was The Long Winter A few years ago I went to visit her home in Missouri with my sister and niece She had two houses but I must say I loved the Sears and Roebuck one best The other one had a wonderful antiue mint green stove in it that I would have loved to have owned except I think that it would not be easy to bake in and maybe it used wood for fuel My ex mother in law had a wood burning one once when she was renting a house in the country It heated the entire house She didn’t bake much so she didn’t have to worry about getting the fire just right I read this book again because I had heard that it contained racist remarks I must not have noticed it before So Laura Ingalls and her family take off in a covered wagon for parts unknown Laura asked for a papoose like another child would ask for a puppy Her mother exclaims “I don’t like Indians No you cannot have a papoose” Why would Laura even think of owning a papoose? I suppose it was just a childish whim And then her father talks about how the government is going to push back or kill the Indians so they don’t have to worrySo now what was once an adorable story about pioneers that all children love; to an adult can become a political issue as it was in the book Killers of the Flower Moon that came out after I read this book This conversation was mentioned in it in detailThe fact of racism in this book doesn’t ruin it for me and I am American Indian but I had a German father I had a friend who was Indian but she didn’t like pioneer stories which was understandable Me I love them I have another friend who loves them too and she is married to a Native American and may be part Indian So I asked members of our book group if they liked pioneer stories some of us are Indian or part Indian One wanted nothing to do with them because the white man had murdered the Indians Three of us liked them because they were survival books and fun reading; They were history We felt that other countries had to deal with these things as well Then some of us who were Indian had family who came to America in the early days Now as to the racist comment I like what one of the group members said “They were being honest with their feelings and they were afraid of the Indians” and I might add “They should have been Not all Indians were friendly” And Indians had sometimes warred with each other taking food from another tribe when there was a drought kidnapping children etc This doesn’t make it right what the Europeans did by coming to here just as it isn’t right for any nation to colonize or destroy other nations I just hope that kids who read these books will get a lesson from their parents on racism as it would be a good way to teach them Here is an interesting recipe that could have been used by the Ingalls on the trailFried ApplesFry 4 slices of bacon Remove bacon Slice apples and add to hot bacon grease Brown on each side ServeNow whenever I fry apples I used real butter but if I used bacon grease I would eat the bacon along with the apples

EBOOK Î Little House on the Prairie ¶ Laura Ingalls Wilder

The woods will find ample information in these pages to manage a Wisconsin snowstorm a panther attack or a wild sled ride with a pig as an uninvited guest Every chapter divulges fascinatingly intricate yet easy to read details about pioneer life in the Midwest in the late 1800s from bear meat curing to maple tree sapping to homemade bullet making Wilder's autobiographical tales ring with truth and e This is not really a review of the general contents and themes of Little House on the Prairie but my personal attitudes towards the fact that this book has been and like so many others repeatedly challenged and even at times bannedcensored mostly due to the way Native Americans are depicted and the attitudes shown towards themAnd yes there are indeed issues with Little House on the Prairie and especially the attitudes towards Native Americans are certainly problematic to say the least However the actual attitudes towards Native Americans were in the 19th century often very much akin to those shown in the book and the claim that the only good Indian is a dead Indian was unfortunately common amongst many settlers like the Scotts who I think uttered these words And well those who would challenge the Little House on the Prairie novels and attempt to have them banned are thus not only being censorious but even worse they are in fact attempting to erase the unfortunate truth that Native Americans were often seen in this way And indeed and in my opinion Little House on the Prairie would in my opinion be a good starting point for discussions although I do realise the novel could I guess also be used and likely has been used by those against Native Americans to bolster and justify their own prejudices however this can be and has been the case with many if not most controversial books and will likely remain thusAnd frankly while I have than a bit of trouble with the way Native Americans are depicted and the attitudes shown towards them in Little House on the Prairie I especially find the often totally glowing descriptions of Ma of Caroline Ingalls than a bit hard to stomach as she is really uite the stereotyper much so than Charles Ingalls although also not yet on the same level as the Scotts I do very much appreciate the fact that Laura Ingalls Wilder has not tried pretend that attitudes towards Native Americans were different and positive since if she had for example written stories about the Ingalls family becoming close to and good friends with their Native American neighbours although this might feel acceptable to our modern sensibilities it also would be for the most part woefully and perhaps even dangerously anachronistic And finally one must realise that while Little House on the Prairie is considered historical fiction it was also written at a time when negative impressions of or at the very least patronising and Euro centric attitudes towards Native Americans were still very much not only acceptable but common The novel describes the past but is also of its time and should be read appreciated and approached as suchAnd I also wonder whether those individuals who believe that Little House on the Prairie should be banned andor censored consider themselves to be educated to be socially active to be fighting against bigotry and the like and the answer would probably be a resounding yes for most However if one strives to ban or censor books one is behahving and no matter for what reason one attempts to ban or censor a book the same or at least in a similar manner as that against which one is fighting Education understanding solidarity will never be reached nor will the battle against bigotry ever be won by using similarly problematic and draconian means but through thoughtful discussion and debate in my opinion banning books no matter for what purpose is and always will be an act of bigotry an act of dictatorial over reaching an act that destroys freedom and only creates strife

Laura Ingalls Wilder ¶ Little House on the Prairie BOOK

Little House on the PrairieAlthough the Little House stories are traditionally seen as girl books boys might be happily surprised if they take another peek at their sisters' shelves Little House in the Big Woods the first book of the series and Laura Ingalls Wilder's first children's book is full of the thrills chills and spills typically associated with boy books Any boy or girl who has fantasized about running off to live in “There's no great loss without some small gain” If only we lived and loved in Laura's timeI get hugely nostalgic for every time I read the Little House books One of my favorite aspects about this series is that Wilder writes these novels in such a way that I feel like I lived through them In the West the land was level and there were no trees The grass grew thick and high There the wild animals wandered and fed as though they were in a pasture that stretched much farther than a man could see and there were no settlers Laura and her family left behind their little cabin in Wisconsin and set off for new lands and new adventures The Ingalls struggle to carve out a life for themselves while still celebrating the small accomplishments and triumphs of prairie life They settle in Indian Country and we get a not uite politically correct six year old's point of view Some of Laura's realizations and desires seem so out of wack for a children's book For example she becomes obsessed with seeing a little papoose an Indian baby and when she finally sees one she uickly realizes that seeing one was not enough “Pa get me that little Indian baby Oh I want it I want it Please Pa please” This is a smallish part of the book but it definitely gave me a start One hand there is the blatant racism purported by her parents and herselfbut on the other hand Wilder didn't sugar coat the views and opinions she grew up with Despite the racism of the times Laura's elegant yet simple words bring such a profound sense of wonder and adventure to life in a one room cabin Rereading it now I still get the same joy as I did from the first time There's just something so timeless and beautiful about Laura's booksAudiobook CommentsRead by Cherry Jones and accompanied by Paul Woodiel on the fiddle Such an amazing audio to listen to highly recommendedYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading