[Reading] ➰ Farmer Boy ➸ Laura Ingalls Wilder – Multi-channel.co

Another very cute story This one was different from the Little House books that I ve read so far because Almanzo lives on a farm near a town rather than the frontier, but it was still written in the same charming way that gave me all sorts of historical insights.The characters were enjoyable once again, as well All unique personalities, not repeats of previous characters, and I especially enjoyed the family dynamic.Content Swearing On rare occasion it s said someone swore, but the word is not written out.Violence The older boys at the schoolhouse are said to have beaten up and run off every teacher that tried to punish them for their misbehavior The younger kids are therefore afraid the older boys will kill the new teacher, who is skinny and doesn t look like he can defend himself However, the teacher gets creative and view spoiler uses a borrowed bullwhip hide spoiler Listened to of this in January, and now, two months later, finished it today, also in the car And pretty much loved it This is not about Laura s family, though it s technically listed 3 IN the Little House on the Prairie series It functions as a kind of contrast in that it is a wealthier farm life experience in New England vs the Midwestern farm life Laura lived, seemingly near starvation This book is about her future husband Almanzo Wilder s family As with Laura s family, she describes with practically ethnographic detail what nineteenth century American farm life was like Gathering potatoes, cutting up ice, making and selling butter Kids work on these farms, they learn how to do things, they develop humane relationships with animals and each other And when they are done working, they then have seemingly breathless fun together They make sleds, they make harnesses, they hook them up to a team of horses, and they learn how to trot these horses safely When they are CHILDREN.Can anyone imagine a holiday joyful than Laura Ingalls Wilder describes each and every Christmas But Laura one year gets a PENNY for Christmas Almanzo gets, in addition to a lot of other things, a KNIFE The food they grow and eat is also a contrast to Laura s farm life, with sumptuous and meticulously described meals, like a certain ham dinner And there s another contrasting story at one point Almanzo s mother and father leave for a few days Some work gets done by the kids, but they use up all the sugar making ice cream, they eat cake and ice cream and watermelon to the point of making themselves sick, they do some property damage, and so on Amusing.In the end, Almanzo is given the opportunity to sell bales of hay in town He is TEN years old And when he is given the opportunity to apprentice as a wheelwright look it up, and in a DICTIONARY, kids, that was good enough for me, it ll be good enough for you, you don t need google , well, you know from the title what he chooses to do Great to listen to, especially with the incomparable Cherry Jones reading Popular EPub, Farmer Boy By Laura Ingalls Wilder This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Farmer Boy, Essay By Laura Ingalls Wilder Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You SO MUCH WORK And they all seem to enjoy it, even create MORE work for themselves instead of looking for opportunities to have some leisure time or a nap at least I would have never made it in those olden days I am just too lazy. Upon finishing Little House on the Prairie the kids and I were dying to know where the Ingalls adventures would take them next but discovered that the next in the series focuses on Almanzo Wilder, Laura s future husband We were immediately taken in by the descriptions of late 1800 s farm life in upper New York State We were struck in particular by the richness Almanzo s family enjoyed in comparison with the Ingalls who seemed to be moving all the time One of my favorite features of this book is the lengthy descriptions of Almanzo s mother s cooking That boy ate donuts and pie than would be good for anyone not doing the the number of chores he was Much wailing and gnashing of teeth this morning as we finished Farmer Boy My student could not believe it was over Going to be hard to top this one in the coming months Not sure how many times I have read this but I am thinking five I believe after Little House in the Big Woods, it is the best book in the Little House series Goodbye, Almanzo Not sure when we will meet again. Before I hand the reviewing reigns over to Eleanor, I wanted to say a couple things I took out of this book Hopefully she doesn t get too impatient There s a lot in the Laura Ingalls Wilder books written for adults as well as kids The theme of self reliance comes through loud and clear The difference in child rearing wow Hold on Me Eleanor, what does it mean to speak when spoken to E It means, BE QUIET UNTIL YOU ARE SPOKEN TO Me Do you think we should make that a rule in our house E What if I need dessert Me Well, you couldn t ask for it So, should it be a rule E I don t knowMe What do you think E Well if we have a question, we speak So I don t know about that rule, dad.Me You mean you don t like it E NoThat s exactly what I thought Although, I d like to add she s been sitting here very patiently waiting to review the book She hasn t complained or said a word, and it s late She was kind of grumpy earlier Me Weren t you Eleanor.E Yeah.Anyway me again , like I said, there was a lot in there for grown ups that is applicable to today.They were at the fair, and father saw some Belgian horsesFather said they were Belgians They came from a country called Belgium, in Europe Father admired them very much Look at that muscle They d pull a barn, if hitched to it Almanzo asked him What s the good of a horse that can pull a barn We don t want to pull a barn A Morgan has muscle enough to pull a wagon, and he s fast enough to pull a buggy, too You re right, son Father said He looked regretfully at the big horses, and shook his head It would be a waste to feed all that muscle, and we ve got no use for it You re right How apropos for today For myself For my country How often have I looked at something I don t need Something that has no practical purpose Even Almanzo s father the faultless, the diligent he s even tempted at times Eleanor s doing such a good job of waiting for her turn I m not sure how to reward her I ve got one story to tell about her before I let her write her part of the review.Here s what I wrote down when it happened It is shocking, SHOCKING how much Eleanor remembers We ve been reading this book for months and months I don t sit down and read her a chapter a night, it happens much sporadically than that She ALWAYS remembers what chapter we re on Here s how it went down E What s chapter 22 called Me The Fall of the Year.E But I thought chapter 10 was called The Turn of the Year Me I m shocked that she remembered this, as it had been months since we read it What was chapter 10 about E Almanzo not going to school.So, I went back to check, and sure enough she was right I got up, and told my wife what happened, and she was surprised too She asked how many chapters Eleanor remembered, and I said, I don t know So I asked her She went chapter 1 3 and at 4 she stopped.E I don t want to tell any She was getting bored, exasperated, or just plain wanted to stop Maybe she didn t know any Me You don t remember E I do I just don t want to tell.Me teasing No, you don t.E I do.Me We ll play the WOO WOO WOO game if you tell The WOO WOO WOO game includes me throwing her into the air We don t play that one as much any E OK Chapter 4 Surprise Chapter 5 Birthday Chapter 6 Filling the Ice House Chapter 7 Saturday NightShe did all the way up to chapter 22 which was the chapter we were on at the time We d never gone back to practice It seems crazy to me Seriously crazy.Of course, there are times I send her upstairs to tell her mother something and she ll come back down and ask, What was I supposed to tell Anyway Sorry for the long story I know it s a review I just had to get that story down somewhere.THE ELEANOR REVIEWMe You already told me 5 stars, so why don t you tell me what the book was about Or tell me your favorite part.E I liked when Almanzo was going to get Starlight.Me Who is Starlight E A baby colt And when he s four, Almanzo s gonna start to gentle him.Me What s gentle him mean E I think it means make him gentle How do we gentle a colt Me I don t know What other parts did you like E I also liked that he went to the county fair and view spoiler that his PUMPKIN GOT A RIBBON hide spoiler This one and Little House on the Prairie will forever be some of my favorite childhood stories It tells of such a realistic story, but with such a beautifully innocent touch that I think really complemented the setting and made the story unforgettable. My annual re read, this time with Heidi My favorite of the Little House books from start to finish, but especially the chapter where Ma and Pa go away for a week and the house falls into disarray as the children eat cake, slice watermelon, blacken the parlor wall, and most importantly, use up all the sugar making ice cream Still no other author has ever captured the life of pioneers in quite this way, and the good eats will make your mouth water I loved all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, in particular Little House in the Big Woods , Little Town on the Prairie and These Happy Golden Years They are books I can read and savor over and over again But I just need to give a shout out to my absolute favorite Laura Ingalls Wilder book, and that is Farmer Boy to me, Farmer Boy is the under appreciated middle child of the Laura Ingalls collection People forget about it just because it doesn t start with Little or end with Prairie It is about Almanzo, who Laura eventually marries There are several reasons why I love this book than the others 1 Almanzo and his family are loaded Well, compared to Laura they are They run a much bigger farm than she does and the father is something of a gentleman farmer, not like the wild Charles who is all over the place and doesn t know what he s doing let s be honest a lot of the books are based around the fact that Charles is a moron first they leave the big woods, where the rest of their family is Then they re stuck somewhere on the friggin prairie and have to ford the friggin river and almost lose Jack Then they re living in some kind of underground burrow Then they re starving through the winter because Charles is an idiot who can t provide for his family This never happens to Almanzo s dad 2 They take you through the whole farming season, from trashing the hay to cutting up the ice, to gathering potatoes in great, great detail It s really a pleasure to read It s also a big farm, like I mentioned so they re commercial than the Ingalls farm You get to see the process of how, for example, they sell their butter, which is pretty cool.3 THE FOOD I ve never come across another book that is as lushly descriptive as this one in terms of food I thought Harry Potter might do it at some point but it proved to disappoint in that respect Being loaded working from 5 AM in the fields before the days the dangers of saturated fats or Atkins were known glorious food descriptions I can t even begin to recount them but I urge that you check this book out for yourself I d also make sure to check it out with the original illustrations