On the Banks of Plum Creek

Little House, Book 4
Narrated by: Cherry Jones
Series: Little House, Book 4
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
5 out of 5 stars (824 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they leave their little house on the prairie and travel in their covered wagon to Minnesota. Here they settle in a little house made of sod beside the banks of beautiful Plum Creek. Soon Pa builds a wonderful new little house with real glass windows and a hinged door. Laura and her sister Mary go to school, help with the chores, and fish in the creek. At night everyone listens to the merry music of Pa's fiddle. Misfortunes come in the form of a grasshopper plague and a terrible blizzard, but the pioneer family works hard together to overcome these troubles.

And so continues Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family. The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers and listeners as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier past and a heartwarming, unforgettable story.

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

©1937, 1965 Little House Heritage Trust (P)2003, 2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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Oh, How 'Naughty' Laura Can Be! :)

Driven from Indian Territory, Laura and her family settle in Minnesota for "On the Banks of Plum Creek." Here Laura's independent spirit and restless nature really start to shine through. How naughty she is (or what passed for naughty way back when)! She'll dip herself into a raging creek (only because her skin, her very skin, NEEDS to feel the water), and she'll get back at that mean ol' Nellie Olsen, especially when nature provides such things as crabs! And leeches! And she'll save her beloved Charlotte, no matter who thinks it's wrong (But Ma is a kind woman, and she knows that Laura's heart is good and that it was the right thing to do).
A big girl, going on eight, Laura faces school for the first time, church, and is introduced to Sunday School where Teacher doesn't know just how well little Laura knows the Bible.
And always is the background of a life on the land, of living and buying, banking on the wheat crop. Of living through blizzards, of living through glistening clouds that drop grasshoppers like rain.
Cherry Jones does a stellar job, as usual, really bringing the family to life, the angst, the joy.
What wonderful books!

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Each Book Gets Better

I love how the story gets better as Laura gets older, and her understanding expands. It’s easy to get sucked in, and I find myself feeling all the emotions with them. As an adult you can get both the children and parents perspective. I also love seeing how her parents discipline their children fairly. They show Christ to their children through lovingly teaching them how to be respectful, safe, hardworking people; while they also allow them to be children while they are young. In a time where many were harsh and cold towards children, they are tender, loving, and fair. I wish these principles were more prevalent to people today.
As usual Cherry Jones tells the story wonderfully, but use a little more diversity in the voices at times.
On to the next book!!!

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prairie life

absolutely love this book. It is a timeless gem. Laura Ingles Wilder does an amazing job of describing life on the prairie.

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Loooooove this book 😍😍😍😍

Laura Ingalls Wilder was the BEST Author in the WORLD!!!! I ❤️ her 📚 this one could be better for people who aren’t sensitive to revenge. Buttttt I still really recommend it to anyone who loves Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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Amazing

Very beautiful story
Very well performed
Over all amazing!
It touched my heart.
Very Amazing!

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Very amusing story.

it is full of moments where your thinking will the family survive the endless amounts of wonder.

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Great story!

The little house movies are good too but not always totally based on the books. Great series!

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Great book!

Love the narration! Book is great although, I wish there was more adventure too Laura. She is little, only 8 and she has always been the wild one. Otherwise, AWESOME STORY 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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enjoyable!

My 9 year old daughter and I listened to it together! Great story, easy to follow and imagine and helps her understand how life was so many years ago!

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An incredible book!

Perfect for kids and parents I loved it and make sure to check out the other books they are so incredibly good sometimes they have bad times but it always terns out good in the end and I always want to keep on listening to what happens next

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  • Mrs. R. Mulholland
  • 12-20-18

Another great one

Loved it. great for adults and kids. Our 4, 6 and 8 year old really enjoyed the story and asked me to turn it on. Off the listen to the next one

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  • Gerowyn
  • 09-19-18

This series is great to relisten to

we have enjoyed this entire series so much that this is our 4th time through...