Saturday, June 6, 2009

On the Banks of Plum Creek

This book is my first favorite book of nine books! I read it over and over. Anyway, I think I read it first time maybe 3 years ago. I thought it is cool but it is fantastic me. That book wrote by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It is circa 1935. I will tell you summary about that book.

In spring 1874, Laura and her family, Pa, Ma, and two sisters, Mary and Carrie. She is seven years old. Mary is nine years old and Carrie is three and half years old. They move to Walnut Grove from Kansas. Laura found dugout. They saw door and window.
Laura and Mary saw a path. They walk and saw Plum Creek and plum trees that along by the creek. They had to live in dugout for a while. Pa built a log house. They live about 1/2 mile away from Walnut Grove. Laura find a strange creature in tall grass. It is badger. She never see that before.
Laura and Mary goes to school. They met that snobby Nellie Owens (Oleson), Nellie's brother, Willie call them Snipers, snipers. Because their dress are so short, above their knees. They met nice friend, Christy Kennedy. Her brother, Sandy call them snipers too.
Christy have two other sisters. They are country girls (Ingalls). They met nice teacher, Miss Eva Beadle. She gave them a tablet and chalk to share. They only have ma's old books. Laura can't read or write. She learn fast and fast. She learn letters spelling like Bat, Hat, Rat, and Cat.
They have first party! Nellie invited them to go her party. Laura and Mary changed their best dresses and brush their hairs. They never had any party. They walk to Mercantile. Mr. "Oleson" lend them to living room. They saw Noah Boat with animals.
Nellie show her two dolls, one wax doll but she not care and threw it in the box. She show real china doll. Laura touch her real ruffle dress and it is rip. She mad at Laura. Mrs. "Oleson" seem sweetly to Laura. They eat cake and drank their lemonade in big glass. That is their very first time to drank lemonade!
Laura and Mary wanted their own party. Ma and Pa said Yes, You can do that! They invited Nellie, Christy, Maud, and other girls. The girls (friends) saw Jack (dog) and petted him. Nellie shout at him. "Go away!" Nellie said.
They walk in the house and they greeted pa and ma and little Carrie. They went to Attic (Loft), that were Mary and Laura sleep. Many girls want sleep in attic too. They went to Plum Creek.
Older girls and Mary took Carrie to play in shallow water. Laura ask Nellie come with her to see over there. Nellie come to her and look at something. Nellie scream and saw Bloodsuckers (Leeches) suck her legs.
Mary mad at Laura, tell her to PULL off that thing on Nellie's legs but Laura laugh so hard. "Do it now or I tell Ma" Mary said. Laura look at her and pulled bloodsuckers off as girls scream.
They eat bitter vanity cake, that have hollow inside like bubble. It is not taste sweet. They drink nice, cold glass of milk. They said good bye to friends as they walk to home.
On Christmas, They went to Church. Laura saw a big Christmas tree with presents. Rev. Alden told people. Ingalls girls are his country girls. Laura got her very first fur cape (like coat with scarf), Mary got her new coat but it is too small and not fit her so give to Laura. She get other one. Carrie got little china brown and white dog. Laura got jewelry box.
On Nov 1, 1875, they went to school and come home. They wonder where is Ma? They got new baby brother, Charles Frederick Ingalls. They call him, Freddie. On 1876, there is grasshopper plague! Grasshoppers are everywhere in Walnut Grove.
Plague start in Minnesota in 1873 to 1877.
Sad day, On August 27, 1876. Nine month old Freddie died. Because he had weight loss and sick all time, got fever many time. He is so thin, not chubby as babies. He died in his tiny body and buried in South Troy, Minnesota.
They left to De Smet, South Dakota. The End.I feel like Laura in that book.
Do you like it?


  1. I liked when I watched you wade in Plum Creek. That was so much fun. You should put that video on your blog.

  2. BG, I liked this review very much. It made me want to read the book, too. It is a wonderful story, and you did a good job telling it. Thank you!


    Sheila :-)

  3. Hi Prairie Girl
    Thank you for this excellent review. We would like to read this book now. We will look for it in our book shop.
    Lindsay & Jessica

  4. Great book review BG!! I have only ever read 'Little House on the Prairie', I didn't realise there were others too! It is so obvious you enjoyed it a lot! Fiona x