On The Banks Of Plum Creek
Publication Date: 1 October 1953
On the Banks of Plum Creek is the third book in the classic Little House series telling the story of the Ingalls family's extraordinary life.
After all their travelling, from the Big Woods and the Prairie, Laura and her family have finally found a place to settle and their new home on the banks of Plum Creek is full of excitement.
Laura loves playing in the water hole, picking plums and milking the cows but when she's told she has to go to school life is all of a sudden a lot less carefree.
Now Mary and Laura can go to school as there's a town close by. But how will they settle in such a busy place after the wild lands in which they've grown up?
Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Wisconsin in 1867. Her family moved around, travelling from Missouri to Kansas, Minnesota and back to Wisconsin. Laura's formal education was irregular due to her family often living in isolated areas.
Eventually the family settled in De Smet, Dakota Territory and Laura worked regularly as a seamstress and teacher. She stopped working when she married Almanzo Wilder in 1885. Her daughter was the novelist and journalist Rose Wilder Lane. Little House in the Big Woods was first published in 1932 and Little House on the Prairie in 1935, and five more books in the Little House series followed. Laura also wrote Farmer Boy about her husband's childhood, and three more books were published posthumously.
Laura was celebrated during her lifetime and her books considered great literature. She was five times the recipient of the Newbery Honor Award for her distinguished contribution to American literature for children: On the Banks of Plum Creek (1938), By the Shores of Silver Lake (1940), The Long Winter (1941), Little Town on the Pr...