In the Land of the Big Red Apple (Little House Sequel)

by Roger Lea MacBride

Paperback, 1995



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PB Mac




HarperCollins (1995), Edition: 10th Edition, 338 pages


A year after moving to their farm in the Ozarks, Laura and Almanzo Wilder and their young daughter, Rose, have settled into their new home with a successful vegetable harvest and the beginnings of an apple orchard.


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338 p.; 5.13 inches

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LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
Rose has gotten used to live at Rocky Ridge, and the farm is shaping up. She has many new adventures, and learns many new things. She pines for Abe, Papa’s farm hand, and is jealous of Alva’s sister, Effie, and tries to stop their marriage. In the end she realizes her own mistakes, and fixes
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them, so that Abe and Effie marry.
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LibraryThing member Hamburgerclan
With a title like that, you'd think this book was some sort of fantasy novel, maybe one where a kid falls into a world of good nutrition or something. Well, it's not. Instead, this is the 3rd volume of the Little House: The Rocky Ridge Years series. The story of the Wilder family continues,
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describing life on their farm in the Ozarks and the events in their lives. It's enjoyable reading, though nothing outstanding. One thing I noticed in this one is some of the subtle differences between Mr. MacBride's storytelling and Laura Ingalls Wilder's. The Rocky Ridge Years tends to read a bit less sheltered than the original Little House series. Rose's crush in this volume and the jealousy that accompanies it is played out a bit more than a similar event in Laura's life might have. There's also a better sense of historical context. While reading the Little House series, I couldn't have told you when the events occurred other than sometime in the 19th Century. (Well, save for the few times when a date is mentioned.) In Apple, you have scenes where the Wilders--children of staunch unionists--refrain from joining their Missourian neighbors in singing "Dixie" and where the town folks send campaigners for William McKinley on their way with some Democrat hospitality. Anyway, it's certainly worth checking out.
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LibraryThing member katieloucks
love this series!!!!!

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