Farmer Boy

Farmer Boy

Book - 1971
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The second book in the treasured Little House series, Farmer Boy is Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of how her husband, Almanzo, grew up as a farmer boy far from the little house where Laura lived. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.

The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories. The Little House series has captivated millions of readers with its depiction of life on the American frontier.

While Laura Ingalls grows up on the prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Here Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Time for fun comes when the jolly tin peddler visits, or best of all, when the fair comes to town.

Almanzo wishes for just one thing--his very own horse--and he must prove that he is ready for such a big responsibility.

Publisher: New York : HarperTrophy, 1971, c1961
ISBN: 9780064400039
Branch Call Number: J WIL
Characteristics: 372 p. :,ill., geneal. table ;,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Williams, Garth


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Mar 29, 2017

Great book that tells of life on the farm over a hundred years ago. Wonderful descriptions of raising crops, cutting your own ice, riding long sleds through the snowy forest, and many other things.

7Liberty7 Jun 05, 2013

A very good book for boys. You begin to appreciate the hard work, determination, and pluck of the farmers. The book really uncovers all the work, fun, and excitement of living in the late 1800s as a Farmer Boy. Through winter and summer there's so much to do! The detail and the excitement make this book one of my favourites!

Nov 24, 2012

Great book, and great detail!!! Love the series!!!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 15, 2012

good book!!!!!!!!!

May 17, 2010

The rigours of family farming life are detailed in this book about Laura’s future husband’s childhood. There is so much work but so much reward. It makes me want to have a stricter routine, although that resolve falls apart every evening I’m not finished something at bedtime and every morning I’m not quite ready to get up.


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Mar 25, 2018

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orange_butterfly_632 Aug 05, 2014

This book is written by one of my favorite author named Laura Ingalls Wilder. The main character is a boy named Almanzo. Almanzo is the youngest out of his family. He has one older brother named Royal and two older sisters named Eliza Jane and Alice. This book describes Almanzo's childhood when he turned nine years old. In details, the book tells us the chores he does at his family's farm in the town of Malone. But the author focuses on the adventures that Almanzo went through while doing his chores. Some chores that Almanzo does that were described in the book were planting and tending the crops, training young oxen, going to school, and many more.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 15, 2012

While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm is New York State, where he and his brother and sisters work at their chores from dawn to dinner most days-no matter what the weather. There is still time for fun,though, especially with the horses, which Almanzo loves more than anything.


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