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The First Four Years

Little House, Book 9
Narrated by: Cherry Jones
Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (210 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Laura Ingalls Wilder is beginning life with her new husband, Almanzo, in their own little house. Laura is a young pioneer wife now and must work hard with Almanzo, farming the land around their home on the South Dakota prairie. Soon their baby daughter, Rose, is born, and the young family must face the hardships and triumphs encountered by so many American pioneers.

And so Laura Ingalls Wilder's adventure as a little pioneer girl ends, and her new life as a pioneer wife and mother begins. 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.

©1971, 1999 Little House Heritage Trust (P)2006, 2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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This was a first draft that Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote, it is not fleshed out like her other books. It was published long after her death and is not in the same vain as her other books. I wish they had never published and left it at book eight.
The other eight books are very enjoyable and worthwhile. The narration was great and enjoyable.

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Always good

This book is a bit darker than the other books in the series but life isn't always rainbows. This is my favorite of the series. It seems to reflect the gritty reality of Laura and Manly's tribulations.

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I like it

Guy's don 't be mean it is great I loveeeeeeeeeeee it a lot!it's great!!!!!!!!!!!!👍😀

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not my favorite

a little too bleak n depressing.. my kids have listened to all the others.. but they do not like this one 😕

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Love this book i have the whole series, it's addictive

I listen to this every night 🌙😴😍 it is so cool
And so addictive 😍

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not my favorite of her books

In my opinion this book feels forced like her heart wasn't in it at all. The other books are so alive and a joy to read. NOT this one... although it is a still interesting read. compared to her other works though it was a disappointment.

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  • Kat Sal
  • Temple City, CA United States
  • 07-27-18

sad it is so short

enjoyed the whole series and was sad to have it end. my young daughters also enjoyed it immensely

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You need more words in the story and it needs to be longer needs more detail.

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  • Penelope
  • 03-08-18

Love this!

We have listened to all the little house books! We love them and we love Cherry Jones! The fiddle is very good and gives lots of character to the story. Overall this is an amazing audio book.