The First Four Years

The First Four Years

Audiobook CD - 2006
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Laura and Almanzo Wilder have just been married. Their life on a small prairie homestead begins with high hopes. But each year seems to bring unexpected disasters--storms, sickness, fire, and unpaid debts. These first four years call for courage, strength, and a great deal of determination. Always, though, there is love, especially for the newest member of the family--baby Rose.
Publisher: New York : Harper Children's Audio, p2006
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780060565091
Branch Call Number: JU CD F WIL


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Feb 19, 2018

After "These Happy Golden Years", this book seems like a standalone. The story is told well, but here are my reasons for not including it in the Little House set. It begins with a narrative of Almanzo and Laura's proposal and wedding that differs in some details from the account in the book before. Laura calls Almanzo "Manly" in this book, but not in any others. In addition, there were some very not golden years when they were first married and I really missed having Ma and Pa in the story. It seems like they would have been close enough to visit more often.

Jun 13, 2014

The order:
Little House in the Big Woods
Farmer Boy
Little House on the Prairie
On the Banks of Plum Creek
By the Shores of Silver Lake
The Long Winter
Little Town on the Prairie
These Happy Golden Years
The First Four Years

Dec 18, 2009

A wonderful collection of children's stories. Great for a long car ride.


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