Grades 6 - 8
Grade level Equivalent: 6.2
Lexile® Measure: 920L
Guided Reading: Q
- Historical Fiction
- Westward Exploration and Expansion
- Family Life
- Courage, Bravery, Heroism
- Determination and Perseverance
- Friends and Friendship
About This Book
Meet Caroline Quiner, the little girl who would grow up to be Laura Ingalls Wilder's mother.
It's 1845 in the bustling frontier town of Brookfield, Wisconsin. Five-year-old Caroline lives in a frame house at the edge of town. Caroline's father was lost at sea the year before, and her close-knit family is struggling to cope without him. Each day brings Caroline new responsibilities and new adventures as she strives to help Mother all she can.
"Little House in Brookfield" is the first book in The Caroline Years, an ongoing series about another spirited girl from America's most beloved pioneer family.She’ s known best as Caroline Ingalls, Laura’ s Ma, in the classic Little House books. Now travel back in time to the 1840’ s to the bustling pioneer town of Brookfield, Wisconsin. Caroline, who is just five, lives in a comfortable frame house with her mother, her grandmother, and her five brothers and sisters. Her father was lost at sea the year before, and the family is learning to adjust to life on their own. Caroline knows she must do everything she can to help the little family through this trying time.
Little House in Brookfield marks the launch of an on-going series about the adventures of Caroline Quiner, who would grow up to be Ma Ingalls in the Little House books. Written in the classic tradition of the Little House and the Rocky Ridge books, and based on diaries, letters, and other historical papers, these books offer a glimpse into America's adventurous past, as seen through the eyes of another girl from America's beloved frontier family.