The fledgling town of De Smet in the Dakota Territory is hit hard by the brutal winter of 1880-1881. Laura, Pa, Ma, Mary, Carrie, and little Grace face the winter as best they can, but soon, blizzards have covered the town in snow that piles up to the rooftops, cutting the town off from supplies and trade. The settlers do whatever they can to keep their houses warm, and food stores begin to run dangerously low.
To save the town from starvation, young Almanzo Wilder and a friend brave the conditions, set off across the prairie in search of wheat. But even if they can find it, can the Ingalls family endure until spring — and until the trains can make it through again? The sixth, Newbery Honor-winning book in the Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series is a powerful tale of a town — and a family — that must lean on one another to survive.
|Recommended Age||8 - 12|
|Author||Laura Ingalls Wilder|
|Publication Date||Jan 7, 1994|
|Award Winners||Newbery Honor|
|Series Name||Little House|