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On the Banks of Plum Creek

On the Banks of Plum Creek

Series: Little House (Book #4)
by Laura Ingalls Wilder Illustrated by Garth Williams

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.

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
5.2
Lexile Measure
720L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
Q
Publisher
HarperTrophy
Genre
Classics, Historical Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Laura Ingalls Wilder Laura Elizabeth Ingalls was born in a "little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin." When she was five, her family began moving throughout the Midwest, searching for a good place to establish a farm.
Garth Williams Garth Williams

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