Farmer Boy

farmer boy

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Originally pulished in 1933.

This review was written by our 9-year-old daughter. I do minimal editing to her writing when I post her reviews. Like Paddington, this book was part of assigned reading for her literature class.

Farmer Boy is a nonfictional classic by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It is about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s husband Almanzo Wilder, and his childhood.

It is very engaging and entertaining. I have not read many classics yet but this has to be one of my favorite’s. Once you start it is very hard to stop.

It is also very easy to read. Some of my favorite chapters are Birthday, Independence day, and also The Fair.

In The Fair Almanzo enters the biggest pumpkin contest. He fed his pumpkin milk  everyday. It was so big Father had to put in the wagon the night before.When he got to the fair he won the contest and everbody asked him what he had done to make it so big he was going to lie but his father was standing there he thought that he would get disqualified and get his ribbon taken away but he had to tell the truth so he did. He had a wonderful day at the fair.

I highly recommend this book. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Farmer Boy

  1. Major Styles October 13, 2017 / 11:02 am

    Short and concise. Perhaps the makings of a future literary critic.

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  2. elspeth October 13, 2017 / 11:07 am

    Yes. I like her succinctness.

    We definitely need to work more on punctuation and avoiding run-on sentences, but it’s not too bad for 9 years old.

    She is very proud to know that I am posting her reviews.

    11-year-old is reading deeper works (The Children’s Homer presently) but she has so many class assignments attached to her reading she can’t be bothered to write reviews in addition to it.

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  3. Major Styles October 13, 2017 / 11:17 am

    I often wonder about the fine line between building creativity and gathering information. We spend so much time reading the theories of others that our own voice can be drowned out.

    Sometimes, you hear about the guitar player who, although he could never read music, was able to craft his own unique style.

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  4. hearthie October 13, 2017 / 11:24 am

    I enjoyed Farmer Boy more as an adult than as a child, I learned a great deal from that fictionalized autobiography. I’m glad that 9yo also liked it!

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  5. elspeth October 13, 2017 / 11:26 am

    Her lit teacher presented as nonfiction, and I kind of assumed the same. Gotta do some homework so I can teach her which is right.

    I never read it as a kid, only now. But I enjoyed it also.

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  6. hearthie October 13, 2017 / 11:29 am

    It’s mostly nonfiction. Wilder wrote from her (and husband’s) childhoods, but she fictionalized them somewhat. Softened edges. Still good for history, IMO.

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