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The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for Kansas. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their little house on the prairie. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows. Sometimes pioneer life is hard, but Laura and her folks are always busy and happy in their new little house.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts.

©1935 Little House Heritage Trust (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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WHEN MOM SPOKE LIKE THAT,

THEY DID AS THEY WERE TOLD
This is a great wonderful book. I loved every single minute of it. It is heart warming, entertaining and instructional. Things get too crowed in Wisconsin, since almost once a day the Ingalls see a wagon going down the road close to their house. We follow the family as they travel to Kansas over frozen lakes, through woods and over the prairies. We meet wolves, panthers and Indians.

KNEE DEEP, KNEE DEEP
I am partial to heart warming books that show love between the parents and the kids. Several times I teared up in joy. I admit that I am a little more sensitive then some others on this subject, but no matter how hard you are, this will have you feeling good.

Cherry Jones
This narrator is one of the best in the business.

THERE IS NO GREAT LOSS, WITH OUT SOME SMALL GAIN
To Sacramento and Austin, if you read this far. I know what you are doing and how you are doing it. I have the same power in spades, so how about you don't use that negative power on me and I won't use mine on you.

83 of 95 people found this review helpful

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Another winner in an outstanding series...

Cherry Jones is perfect! The book is classic. The story is engaging. The characters are men and women of courage and great heart.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Narrator can't sing

She has a dreadful singing voice and she kept singing the songs out of tune.

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  • Gillian
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • 02-09-17

The Wildness Of Pure Heart

The Big Woods have gotten too settled for Pa and the Ingalls family, so it's off to Indian Territory. There a Little House is built, one that becomes home, complete with glass windows.
This wonderful book is really enlivened by the writing: a thousand dickey birds, singing the family to sleep with a thousand songs; stars so close they sing little Laura to sleep as well (but not before exciting her imagination!); the waking nightmare of an Indian War Cry.
There is love of family here, and of neighbors (the introduction of the stalwart Mr. Edwards); there is the excitement of being in a land that is an endless sea of grass; there are wildfires, gusty winters, Santa Claus, and Indian Jamborees that may turn deadly.
As always, Cherry Jones narrates with heart and energy, and she sings the family's tunes with gusto.
A great addition to the series!

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interesting book with excellent characters. enjoyed reading the book and listening to it. highly recommended for all ages.

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Deeply problematic portrayals of Native Americans

Where does Little House on the Prairie rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The performer who narrates this series is fantastic! Just stay away from this particular title, which teaches racism against Native Americans.

If you’ve listened to books by Laura Ingalls Wilder before, how does this one compare?

We started with the first book in the series, Little House in the Big Woods, set in Wisconsin, which was fantastic. So much insight into how Americans lived long ago.This second book in the Little House series is set in Kansas, and I enjoyed it a lot less, because of the disturbing portrayals of Native Americans. None of the Native Americans are depicted in a humanized way. I lost count of all the problematic stereotypes invoked. The adjective "savage" was used to describe Native Americans at least thirty times. The predominant idea is that Indians are terrifying.There are one or two "good Indian"s who save them from being murdered, and tens of thousands who steal their things, frighten them, and want to kill them. The last several chapters are all about how the family narrowly avoids being murdered by Indians.It's not like these are subtle things that little kids won't pick up on. It's a very salient feature of the book.I tried to fix it by talking to my daughter about how Ma is prejudiced, and why that's wrong. But the outcome of the story really vindicates and justifies Ma's prejudices. Pa is the voice of tolerance, but given the story ends, his generous view of the Indians appears to have been too naive, almost at the expense of his family's lives.While the rest of the story was enjoyable, the racism dimension was extensive and troubling. I wish we had purchased a different book.We will be looking more carefully at the reviews of future books in the Little House series to more carefully choose which ones we listen to.

Have you listened to any of Cherry Jones’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

She's fantastic. It's a great performance.

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I'm moving to the Prairie.

great story of the settling of Kansas in the 1800's. very descriptive of the struggles and adventure of homesteading in the 1880s. pray dustbowl struggles. Laura Ingalls brings the Prairie to life in a way that nobody else can. Cherry Jones is perfect as the narrator of this series of books. I plan to listen to all of them before the end of the year. so sit back gather the kids and relive a different time of Americana.

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Beautiful!

Our family of six thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book on the road trip to the grandparents house this Christmas. From parents to the two year old, the story held our attention. There’s lovely music and dramatic retelling. Highly recommend for families, especially with kiddos ten and under.

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  • mjs
  • USA
  • 11-13-17

Love these books

I listen to and read along with my 7 year old boy. We love this time together and is a great way to spend an hour or two. Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry

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Narrator is getting better!

We love these stories! The narrator seems to do a bit better with her reading in this book then she did in the first. The music is something we've enjoyed in both!

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  • Maymomma
  • 02-23-17

Thoroughly enjoyable classic story for all

Loved it all. A true classic not just for children, at 38 I waa totally captured by it. great voice for narration too.

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  • 02-12-17

Just Lovely

If you could sum up Little House on the Prairie in three words, what would they be?

Time gone by.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Little House on the Prairie?

The fiddle playing is just gorgeous and really adds to the audio book.

Which character – as performed by Cherry Jones – was your favourite?

I don't have a favourite - she has a beautiful voice which is lovely to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely.

Any additional comments?

We are so happy these audio books have finally come to Audible as the cds were difficult to get hold of and could be quite pricey. They are such lovely versions of these stories which we have all enjoyed listening to. Can't recommend highly enough :D