The Long Winter CD

The Long Winter CD

By Laura Ingalls Wilder; Cherry Jones (Read by)

HarperFestival, Compact Disc, 9780060565022, 7pp.

Publication Date: February 15, 2005

Description

America's Original Pioneer Girl

Meet Laura Ingalls, the little girl who would grow up to write the Little House books.

The first terrible storm comes to the barren prairie in October. Then it snows almost without stopping until April. Snow has reached the rooftops, and no trains can get through with food or coal. The people of De Smet are starving, including Laura's family, who wonder how they're going to make it through this terrible winter. It is young Almanzo Wilder who finally understands what needs to be done. He must try to save the town, even if it means risking his own life.

The Long Winter is the sixth book in the Laura Years series.



About the Author
Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. She and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. Later, Laura and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There, believing in the importance of knowing where you began in order to appreciate how far you've come, Laura wrote about her childhood growing up on the American frontier. For millions of readers Laura lives on forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.

Cherry Jones won the Tony(r) Award for best actress for both The Heiress and Doubt, and received two Tony(r) nominations for her work in A Moon for the Misbegotten and Our Country's Good; she can be seen in the films The Perfect Storm, Erin Brockovich, The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, and Cold Mountain.