In this, the first book of the famous Little House series, you can meet Laura Ingalls, the little girl who would grow up to write them.
Wolves and panthers roam the deep Wisconsin woods in the late 1870s. In those same woods, Laura lives with Pa and Ma, and her sisters Mary and baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs. Pa hunts and traps. Ma makes her own cheese and butter. All night long, the wind howls lonesomely, but the Pa plays the fiddle and sings, keeping the family safe and cozy.