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On the Banks of Plum Creek

Little House, Book 4
Narrated by: Cherry Jones
Series: Little House, Book 4
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they leave their little house on the prairie and travel in their covered wagon to Minnesota. Here they settle in a little house made of sod beside the banks of beautiful Plum Creek. Soon Pa builds a wonderful new little house with real glass windows and a hinged door. Laura and her sister Mary go to school, help with the chores, and fish in the creek. At night everyone listens to the merry music of Pa's fiddle. Misfortunes come in the form of a grasshopper plague and a terrible blizzard, but the pioneer family works hard together to overcome these troubles.

And so continues Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family. The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers and listeners as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier past and a heartwarming, unforgettable story.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts.

©1937, 1965 Little House Heritage Trust (P)2003, 2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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Another great one

Loved it. great for adults and kids. Our 4, 6 and 8 year old really enjoyed the story and asked me to turn it on. Off the listen to the next one

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This series is great to relisten to

we have enjoyed this entire series so much that this is our 4th time through...

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  • Gillian
  • 09-02-2017

Oh, How 'Naughty' Laura Can Be! :)

Driven from Indian Territory, Laura and her family settle in Minnesota for "On the Banks of Plum Creek." Here Laura's independent spirit and restless nature really start to shine through. How naughty she is (or what passed for naughty way back when)! She'll dip herself into a raging creek (only because her skin, her very skin, NEEDS to feel the water), and she'll get back at that mean ol' Nellie Olsen, especially when nature provides such things as crabs! And leeches! And she'll save her beloved Charlotte, no matter who thinks it's wrong (But Ma is a kind woman, and she knows that Laura's heart is good and that it was the right thing to do).
A big girl, going on eight, Laura faces school for the first time, church, and is introduced to Sunday School where Teacher doesn't know just how well little Laura knows the Bible.
And always is the background of a life on the land, of living and buying, banking on the wheat crop. Of living through blizzards, of living through glistening clouds that drop grasshoppers like rain.
Cherry Jones does a stellar job, as usual, really bringing the family to life, the angst, the joy.
What wonderful books!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-03-2019

Loooooove this book 😍😍😍😍

Laura Ingalls Wilder was the BEST Author in the WORLD!!!! I ❤️ her 📚 this one could be better for people who aren’t sensitive to revenge. Buttttt I still really recommend it to anyone who loves Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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  • Joseph Bolin
  • 18-12-2019

An incredible book!

Perfect for kids and parents I loved it and make sure to check out the other books they are so incredibly good sometimes they have bad times but it always terns out good in the end and I always want to keep on listening to what happens next

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  • Dante12
  • 16-11-2019

So good!

One of the best books I have Listened to really good series thank you so much 😊

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  • OM
  • 08-11-2019

Writing style

4th book in series so u really notice Laura's writing get sophisticated. Highly recommend it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-10-2019

Wonderful way to spend time as a family!!!

We love Audioables and we love "Little House"! What a wonderful combination! The little details in the story of Pa's fiddle music and sining of the little songs was a delight that brought the story to life.

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  • Bindi
  • 27-09-2019

Love love love these books

Read them as a kid, now listening as an adult. They take me back to my childhood and help me appreciate the simpler things in life.

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  • CrystalM
  • 19-08-2019

Fantastic narration and timeless tales

Since childhood I've enjoyed reading the entire Little House series immensely and these audio editions are a treasure!

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  • Bibliophile
  • 17-07-2019

takes you back in time

this wonderful story is from The Little House series. The Reader does a wonderful job

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  • Ashley Tate
  • 07-06-2019

Excellent!

My son and I loved this story! So many memorable images, especially the grasshoppers- hard to imagine going through that.