By the Shores of Silver LakeBook - 1971
South Dakota -- Juvenile fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
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Caroline: Laura! Don't say "hate" - don't even think "hate"! I'm sure Nellie has her good qualities somewhere.
Laura: I wanted to clean the blackboards extra good today, to make up for being late.
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blue_hamster_675 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 9
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The story begins in Plum Creek, shortly after the family has recovered from the scarlet fever which caused Mary to become blind. The family welcomes a visit from Aunt Docia, whom they had not seen for several years. She suggests that Pa and Ma move out west to Dakota Territory and offers Pa a job working as the bookkeeper in Uncle Henry’s railroad camp for fifty dollars a month. Ma and Pa agree because the money will relieve their debts and Pa can look for a homestead while he works.
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