A Story Of A Young Pioneer
Anna of West Linn, 8/31/2016
This book was about a little girl named Laura and her family as they head out West. They go on many adventures, discover an Indian camp, and more. Parts of the story are scary and I wouldn't have wanted to experience them, but I learned a lot and it was very good. I suggest this book for ages 9 and up.
Susanna Z. of Augusta, GA, 8/10/2016
Laura and Mary were going west! Pa had decided that the Big Woods in Wisconsin were getting too populated. He sold the house and they prepared for the journey west.
The days consisted of sitting in the covered wagon watching the long prairie grass wave behind them, nights under the stars, and chasing prairie-dogs. One morning, the family bustled around packing up camp. They climbed into the wagon and soon, Pa proclaimed, “Here’s where we build our house!” After the house was built, Pa put together a stable for the horses. One bright morning after the family was settled into the house, Pa set out with his gun to go hunting. Suddenly, Indians came! Laura and Mary were frozen stiff with fright. After they left, the house stank! The Indians had been wearing fresh skunk skins. One night, Laura woke to a terrible sound. The Indians were angry that white settlers had come to their land. Now they were yelling horrible war cries. They lasted for weeks on end. Soon, Pa decided that there was no way he would be staying where Indians were being so rough. Plus, soldiers might come soon and kick settlers out. Pa wanted to be long gone before then, so, the family packed up once again and set out on another journey.
Life in the prairie may have been dangerous, but overall, Laura loved being in the cozy house with Ma, Pa, Mary, Baby Carrie, and Jack, the dog.