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READ-ALIKES: Little House on the Prairie


READ-ALIKES: Little House on the Prairie

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A lion to guard us Juvenile Book A lion to guard us

Bulla, Clyde Robert.
J BULLA

Left on their own in seventeenth-century London, three impoverished children draw upon all their resources to stay together and make their way to the Virginia colony in search of their father. The children find passage on the Sea Adventure, endure storms and a shipwreck.




Animal adventures :  [adapted from the Little house books by Laura Ingalls Wilder] Juvenile Book Animal adventures : [adapted from the Little house books by Laura Ingalls Wilder]

Peterson, Melissa (Melissa A.)
J SERIES LITTLE

Laura Ingalls and her pioneer family encounter a variety of animals traveling through and living on the American frontier at the turn of the century.




As far as I can see Juvenile Book As far as I can see

McMullan, Kate.
J SERIES MY AMER

The drama and adventure of the American prairie are brought to life when Meg must move away from her family to avoid a cholera epidemic in St. Louis.




Bluestem Juvenile Book Bluestem

Arrington, Frances.
J ARRINGT

With their father away and their mother traumatized by some unknown event, eleven-year-old Polly and her younger sister are left to take care of themselves and their prairie homestead.




Bound for Oregon Juvenile Book Bound for Oregon

Van Leeuwen, Jean.
J VAN LEE

A fictionalized account of the journey made by nine-year-old Mary Ellen Todd and her family from their home in Arkansas westward over the Oregon Trail in 1852.




Caddie Woodlawn.  Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. Juvenile Book Caddie Woodlawn. Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman.

Brink, Carol Ryrie, 1895-1981.
J BRINK

The adventures of an eleven-year-old tomboy growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century.




Journey to nowhere Juvenile Book Journey to nowhere

Auch, Mary Jane.
J AUCH

In 1815, while traveling by covered wagon to settle in the wilderness of western New York, eleven-year-old Mem experiences a flood and separation from her family.




Meet Kirsten, an American girl Juvenile Book Meet Kirsten, an American girl

Shaw, Janet Beeler, 1937-
J SERIES AMERICA

Nine-year-old Kirsten and her family experience many hardships as they travel from Sweden to the Minnesota frontier in 1854.




On to Oregon! Juvenile Book On to Oregon!

Morrow, Honore, 1880-1940.
J MORROW

Traveling by covered wagon from Missouri to Oregon in 1844, thirteen-year-old John Sager rallies his younger siblings after the death of their parents to complete their journey.




Our only May Amelia Juvenile Book Our only May Amelia

Holm, Jennifer L.
J HOLM

As the only girl in a Finnish American family of seven brothers, May Amelia Jackson resents being expected to act like a lady while growing up in Washington state in 1899. Inspired by the diaries of her great-aunt, the real May Amelia, Jennifer Holm has given us a historical fiction heroine with the adventurous spirit of Tom Sawyer & the spunkiness of Lucy Whipple.




Red River girl Juvenile Book Red River girl

Sommerdorf, Norma.
J SOMMERD

In a diary covering the years 1846 to 1848, a young Metis teenager describes her journey from St. Eustace, Quebec, to St. Paul, Minnesota, where she settles with her family and decides to become a teacher.




Sarah, plain and tall Juvenile Book Sarah, plain and tall

MacLachlan, Patricia.
J MACLACH

When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.




Skylark Juvenile Book Skylark

MacLachlan, Patricia.
J MACLACH

When a drought tests the commitment of a mail-order bride from Maine to her new home on the prairie, her stepchildren hope they will be able to remain a family.




Sugar snow :  adapted from the Little house books by Laura Ingalls Wilder book Sugar snow : adapted from the Little house books by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sugar snow : adapted from the Little house books by Laura Ingalls Wilder / illustrated by Doris Ettlinger.
E SUGAR S

This picture book tells how Laura is delighted when snow falls in early spring in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. A late snow helps the trees make sap for maple sugar, and maple sugar means sweet sugar cakes for Laura.




The ballad of Lucy Whipple Juvenile Book The ballad of Lucy Whipple

Cushman, Karen.
J CUSHMAN

In 1849, twelve-year-old California Morning Whipple, who renames herself Lucy, is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a rough California mining town.




The borning room Juvenile Book The borning room

Fleischman, Paul.
J FLEISCH

Lying at the end of her life in the room where she was born in 1851, Georgina remembers what it was like to grow up on the Ohio frontier.




The courage of Sarah Noble Juvenile Book The courage of Sarah Noble

Dalgliesh, Alice, 1893-1979.
J DALGLIE

Remembering her mother's words, an eight-year-old girl finds courage to go alone with her father to build a new home in the Connecticut wilderness and to stay with the Indians when her father goes back to bring the rest of the family.




The Golly Sisters go West book The Golly Sisters go West

Byars, Betsy Cromer.
E BYARS

May-May and Rose, the singing, dancing Golly sisters, travel west by covered wagon, entertaining people along the way.




West to a land of plenty :  the diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi Juvenile Book West to a land of plenty : the diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi

Murphy, Jim, 1947-
J SERIES DEAR AM

While traveling in 1883 with her Italian American family (including a meddlesome little sister) and other immigrant pioneers to a utopian community in Idaho, fourteen-year-old Teresa keeps a diary of her experiences along the way.




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