Spine and corners bumped. Covers creased.
Laura and her sister were to live in many unusual palces on their journey into the unknown West, but surely none was stranger than the little house built under the river bank, where this exciting story begains. Anyone who has read Little House in the Big Woods and Little House on the Prairie will know by what adventures Pa and Ma and the little girls and Jack the dog arrived at this latest home, with the prairie stretching far away in the sun. And because a few other families have settled there too, Laura and Mary go for the first time to a school; they have their first party too.
But it is a wild place all the same. A great cloud of locusts settles on the fine rich crops. Then comes the raging winter blizzard. And what happens to Pa, who has gone to get Christmas presents? The answer to that any to other questions that many of us have about Laura and her family are in this book - to some, the favourite of all these much-loved records of Laura's pioneer childhood.