Publisher description for These happy golden years / by Laura Ingalls Wilder ; illustrated by Garth Williams.

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The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as Laura grow's up in the little town on the prairie. Fifteen-year-old Laura lives apart from her family for the first time, teaching school in a claim shanty twelve miles from home. She is very homesick, but keeps at it so that she can help pay for her sister Mary's tuition at the college for the blind. During school vacations Laura has fun with her singing lessons, going on sleigh rides, and best of all, helping Almanzo Wilder drive his new buggy. Friendship soon turns to love for Laura and Almanzo in the romantic conclusion of this Little House book.

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 as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier past and a heartwarming, unforgettable story.

1944 Newbery Honor Book

Notable Children's Books of 1940-1970 (ALA)

1943 Children's Spring Book Festival (NY Herald Tribune)

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957 Juvenile fiction, Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957 Fiction, Teachers Fiction, Courtship Fiction, Frontier and pioneer life South Dakota Fiction, Family life South Dakota Fiction