Farmer Boy

Book cover: 'Farmer Boy'
Author(s): 
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Copyright: 
1933
Publisher: 
HarperTrophy
Series: 
Little House on the Prairie
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
372 pages
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Review: 

This mouthwatering book isn't about Laura. It is about her future husband, Almanzo Wilder, and told through his eyes. He works (hard) on his father's sucessful farm in upstate New York. As would be expected from the perspective of a hardworking young boy the book lingers on FOOD. They ate pretty well too! They have fresh fruits and vegatables, they make their own butter (some of which they sell for - about a buck a pound! - imagine that). The pies, the meat etc. etc. etc. Each is described just well enough that you want to make some for yourself. But this was a growing farmer boy - I am afraid his rich diet might not pass muster with the current health nazis - maybe that's why your mouth waters so much. He also tells how he works off all those calories... making tools, shearing sheep, planting and harvesting - all in addition to his daily chores.

Review Date: 
1999
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