The Long Winter The town of De Smet is hit with terrible howling blizzards and Laura and her family must ration their food and coal When the supply train doesn t arrive Almanzo Wilder and his brother realize someth

  • Title: The Long Winter
  • Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Garth Williams
  • ISBN: 9780060885427
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • The town of De Smet is hit with terrible, howling blizzards and Laura and her family must ration their food and coal When the supply train doesn t arrive, Almanzo Wilder and his brother realize something must be done They begin an impossible journey in search of provisions, before it s too late.

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    1. It was fitting that I read "The Long Winter" while visiting family in Minnesota. It was bitterly cold, the streets were packed with snow and the wind chill was below zero. As I read, I could hear the wind howling outside, and the harsh winter of 1880-81 didn't seem like that long ago.Book six in the Little House series tells how the Ingalls family survived numerous blizzards while homesteading near De Smet, South Dakota. Pa first sensed that the season would be severe when he was harvesting hay [...]

    2. This place is a double Hell Hole, compared to Plum Creek and its crickets. No amount of Pa's fiddle-playing can compensate for the fact that they all almost died of hunger and cold during this winter. Remind me again, what was so bad about Big Woods in book one?

    3. Gah, I love the Little House books, and none more than The Long Winter, the 6th in the series.Although all of Laura Ingalls' books have a cozy, homey charm, The Long Winter brings with it a gritier, more menacing realism of what life would actually have been like for the American pioneer. Since it is a children's book, Laura keeps the threat light, but make no mistake, the threat of starvation is a serious and ever present danger to not only the Ingalls family, but all the residents of De Smet, [...]

    4. I would have died ten times over if I lived during Laura's timeThe whole family moves into town to weather the winter of 1800-1801 - and it's good thing they do. This was one of the harshest winters they would ever face. Snow soon piles over their windows and the bitter cold ensures that they cannot leave their houses. Their fuel runs out, their food consists of scraps, and Pa can no longer play the fiddle for his hands are stiff with cold.Even in her toughest year, faced with bitter cold and st [...]

    5. The Long Review Again, I get literal chills reading even just the beginning of this book – how high and fast the geese fly, knowing instinctively the freakishly hard winter that lies ahead, how the whole country lies empty of wildlife long before usual, the muskrats asleep deep in their thick mud house.I actually think that I learned everything I know about foreshadowing from The Long Winter (and probably everything I know about cold and hunger). The novel’s leisurely, foreboding set-up – [...]

    6. Eleanor and I just finished this up last night. A couple thoughts before she starts her review:I saw a facebook post not too long ago in which the person was opining that they didn't live in the "Little House days." This was in regard to Christmas. They mentioned how Laura and Mary et al received only one or two presents and were thrilled and grateful to receive them. You know, that was a "simpler time."Several days later, I saw that they were taking a trip to Disney for Christmas. And there wer [...]

    7. While this is not the most compelling Little House book it is a very important part of the story. I cannot imagine a bettercharacter building book. To live with the Ingalls through the long winter puts much of life's little frustrations in perspective. When Laura says, "For shame, Grace," after months and months of suffering, and little Grace utters the first and last complaint of the whole book, belies our own time and culture. No, it is not compelling to be confronted with one's own weaknesses [...]

    8. Ok, this book officially scared the holy bejesus out of me! I hate winter!!! Absolutely abhor it. My job is considered "emergency personnel " so regardless of weather conditions I am expected to make my appearance. Laura suffered through SEVEN MONTHS of blizzards. Holy Christ! There was some serious deprivation happening in this small town of about 87 people. Wheat bread and potatoes with tea were the rations. I can currently claim multigrain bread and tons of tea as staples in my apartment, not [...]

    9. নাহ!! লিটল হাউজ সিরিজ এর বই গুলা পড়ে আসলেই মাঝে মাঝে মনে হয়, তখন যদি জন্মাতাম তাহলে ভালোই হত কিন্তু। মানুষের লাইফ এ কতটা জটিলতা কম ছিল। আবারো লেখিকার লেখার হাতের প্রশংসা করতে বাধ্য হচ্ছি। :) এইব [...]

    10. This is not a series I can be subjective about - it is way too much a part of my childhood. And this particular book was one of my favorites. It has been cold here this week, but not nearly as cold as it was in the book, and I'm SO glad to have a heater and food! I love this story and the all of the endurance and ingenuity shown over the Long Winter.

    11. The family is finally done with this book, listening to Cherry Jones read it as we traveled over-the-rive-and-through-the-woods-to Grandmother's-house-we-go and over a few meals, even, and it was not always fun, sometimes tense, but on the whole it was good, as usual. This one is mostly blizzards and near starvation from the South Dakota winter. Tedious, for a while, then realistically and impressively oppressive and frightening. They could actually have starved. They go months never eating in a [...]

    12. Remarkable how Laura is able to write a captivating, moving novel essentially about being housebound for six months during a long, harsh winter of blizzards. Perhaps more remarkable, she is able to convey the drudgery, the monotony, the physical and emotional toll of those dark days without the book becoming a horror story or pity party. For example, moment they realize Pa can no longer play the fiddle because his fingers are too numb and tattered from the cold is utterly heartbreaking (the fidd [...]

    13. Ever since I first read this series at the age of 9 or so, THIS one stuck out in my memory as a favorite. It just seemed so much more REAL than the others, even if, yes, they are all REAL stories. The Long Winter was indeed that, with 7 months of blizzards nearly freezing and starving the Ingalls family to death. As a kid, I liked it for the adventure of it all, as an adult I like it for the sense of realism- they actually nearly died! Starving, eating crushed up wheat, burning sticks of horse's [...]

    14. I read this first when I was young, and a few years ago started a practice of re-reading it every winter, whenever I start to feel sorry for myself because it's so cold and dark. Re-reading it as an adult, I'm impressed by how cheerful they remained in the face of tremendous adversity. I love her storytelling, which is so simple on the surface, but really complex enough to entertain both children and adults. I agree with one of Kim Stanley Robinson's characters in the Science in the Capitol seri [...]

    15. This story can get depressing since there is so much cold darkness and disaster and privation. But man triumphs over nature, and I love how the Ingalls family support and encourage one another even in the difficult times. A wonderful story, beautifully written and very compelling!

    16. Wow. Some free advice from Uncle Matt - don't choose The Long Winter as a read along with your toddler while at the same time reading Oryx and Crake. Atwood's dystopian nightmare's challenge enough. Throw in a claustrophobic account of near-starvation during a long, cold, blizzard laden winter and it's almost too much to bear in combination.The Long Winter's unlike any of the other books in the Little House series. The sense of foreboding and doom is palpable in the early chapters. Pa can't quit [...]

    17. Review #1 - The Little House series was so popular in my school in 1975 that after I’d finished Little House on the Prairie, the only book available in my school library was the sixth in the series, The Long Winter. At 400+ pages, it was the longest book I’d ever read, and it took me months. Kids in my class even commented about it. “It’s called The Long Winter because it’s long book.” And that was one of the more neutral comments. Much more typical was, “You’re still reading tha [...]

    18. The title of this installment of the Little House series sums up the theme - The Long Winter. When Charles notices that the muskrats have built an exceptionally sturdy home for the winter with very thick walls he points out to Laura that animals know things through the environment that we humans no longer recognize. Other signs are pointing to a cold winter and when a Native American comes into one of the shops and communicates his predictions, it frightens the settlers and rightfully so. "Heap [...]

    19. My mum used to say that this was the most boring book of the lot. Perhaps that was warning enough that I never felt so. I realize it's quite repetitious, but you get to follow an entire town during a difficult time, and get lots of survival tips for a situation like that. It's the only book not told solely from one person's POV which I think was a good choice as there would otherwise have been far too much telling and not enough showing.Reread in January 2010: It's been insanely cold for an insa [...]

    20. Full review @ Smoke & Mirrors: books-n-music/201. Unbelievable how close they all came to starving! Oh, my! Twisting hay for fuel and using ab itty-bitty grinder to coarsely grind wheat for brown bread, which they lived on for months! Crazy blizzards, one right after another. This had more suspense, what with Cap and Almanzo on their "wheat expedition"!

    21. เล่มนี้ลุ้นเหนื่อยที่สุดตั้งแต่อ่านมาฤดูหนาวที่ว่ายาวนานนี้ นานจริงๆและครอบครัวนี้ก็ทรหดจริงๆเราคิดว่าผ่านความพีคที่สุดมาแล้วหลังจากนี้คงนับวันดีขึ้น ดีขึ้น เนอะ (แค่อ่าน [...]

    22. This book (with its siblings) is the bedrock of my reading life. I haven't revisited it for a few years; our 2017 Oregon winter made me eager to see, again, how the Ingalls made it through all those blizzards. I started reading the print book, but the audiobook jumped into my hands when I visited the children's audiobook section in our public library. At first I was put off by the reader's voice: raspy and low, like the gravelly tones of a lifetime smoker. But her huskiness made Pa's voice so co [...]

    23. The Long Winter just keeps getting better every time I read it. I have no idea how many times I've read it. We aren't just lulled by the howling winds of the blizzard, but feel the dreary dullness of the monotony tied up in the weather's grip. The blizzard is a character in itself, blasting and teasing, howling and laughing, sometimes even playing. Laura is like the town and community on the verge of growing up. She's both Ma and Pa's right-hand, doing both the farm work and work in the home. Wi [...]

    24. Wow! What a story. I'm almost glad that I never read this when I was younger. I don't think I would have appreciated the magnitude of what they had to live through. And it meant so much more knowing that the experiences described here were based on actual events. This definitely deserves its Newbery honor, and I'm VERY glad that I finally got around to reading it! I never thought any of the other books in the series would come close to eclipsing my love for Little House in the Big Woods which I [...]

    25. Wow! LIW makes you feel in this book! You feel the cold, the hardness, the sameness, and the pain that she felt! It's amazing! I would hate to have to live through a winter like that! And Pa! He did so much to help the family! He's a great example of what a man should be! I also liked the look at schooling that we get in this and the next two books. That's something that has always interested me. And Almanzo and Cap!!! Bravo! You did what needed to be done! That part makes me so happy! And then [...]

    26. I have a hard time believing that this is only the second time I have been through this book. I listened to my husband read it aloud to my middle boys this time and remembered why it is my other favorite in this series, along with Farmerboy.

    27. One of my favorite books in the series. It takes place after the family moves to DeSmet, SD. Every few years when the weather starts turning cold I have an urge to read it. It takes place during the winter of 1880-1881 when there were constant blizzards on the prairies.

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