By the Shores of Silver Lake BY LAURA INGALLS WILDER ILLUSTRATED BY GARTH WILLIAMS HarperTrophy® A Division of Harpe. Laura and her family are moving west again; this time to Dakota territory. pa has just heard about a good job with the railroad, and the Ingalls family will be. Laura Ingalls Wilder; Garth Williams. Ma and the girls follow Pa west by train where they make their home at a rough railroad camp and plan for their own homestead. Wilder, Laura Ingalls, -- -- Juvenile fiction.

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The set includes: Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, and The Long Winter. Laura Ingalls Wilder by the Shores of Silver Lake - Free ebook download as ePub .epub), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free. The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they move from their little house on the banks of Plum Creek to the wilderness of the unsettled Da.

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Laura resolves that she will eventually teach school and help send Mary to college. During a clear night that winter, Laura and Carrie go for a moonlight walk on the lake and encounter a wolf. When Pa goes out the next day to hunt it, he discovers the perfect section of land for their homestead claim.

He plans to file on it at the land office in Brookings as soon as the weather improves. However, his departure is delayed by a rush of men moving west who must also stay in the surveyors' building.

The money earned from boarding them is later used for Mary's college education.

After Pa's return from Brookings, he builds a store building in town so his family can move when the surveyors return. The novel ends as the Ingalls settle into the snug claim shanty on their new land.

Historical background[ edit ] To encourage settlement of the midwest part of the United States, Congress passed the Homestead Act in It divided unsettled land into sections, and heads of households could file a claim for very little money. A section was 1-square-mile 2. A section was identified by three numbers, for example NW quarter of Section 18, Township , Range The Ingalls staked one claim near Plum Creek.

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For example, it seems that Laura never actually visited the railroad grade, but in the novel she went to the grade with her father. However, other sources are contradictory and it is unclear whether Pa had to download the supplies for winter.

In Kirkus Reviews , her semimonthly bulletin from , she awarded this novel a starred review as she did its two predecessors and one successor, books 3 to 6 and no others. She assessed it frankly as the bookshop's advisor: "One always hesitates as to whether these stories of Laura Wilder's childhood belong with fiction or non-fiction, so place this where you have found the others sell best.

A splendidly written contribution to factual frontier material, of special interest to the Middle Western market. From to the Ingalls lived there.

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Their homestead, a house in town built by Pa, the Brewster School where Laura taught, and the surveyors' house they lived in between and are open to visitors. In addition to the Little House books, four series of books expand them to include five generations of Wilder's family. The family spent the winter in a surveyor's house sixty miles from the nearest neighbor. There was excitement when Laura and Mary took a thrilling train ride and when the attempted payroll robbery took place.

That winter the family spent their happiest Christmas ever.

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In the Spring Pa put up the first building on the town-site near his claim, and two weeks later there was a brand-new town. Laura was washing the dishes one morning when old Jack, lying in the sunshine on the doorstep, growled to tell her that someone was coming. Prefer the physical book? Check nearby libraries with:. Copy and paste this code into your Wikipedia page.

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People Laura Ingalls Wilder Places South Dakota. Edition Notes Newbery Honor Book, Description from book cover. Genre Juvenile fiction. W By2.By the shores of Silver Lake.

Its curved legs ended in glass balls on the carpet. The sun was almost setting when a tiny team and wagon came into sight on the road. Edwards an old friend of the Ingalls holds them back while Mr.

Ingalls files his claim. Laura would rather not stop anywhere. All that long afternoon they sat quiet in that parlor while Grace slept, and Carrie slept a little, and even Ma dozed.

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