The Little House books have captivated millions of readers with their story of Laura Ingalls, a pioneer girl growing up on the Americanfrontier. Now travel back to the generation before Laura's and read the story of Caroline Quiner, the girl who would grow up to be Ma Ingalls in the beloved Little House books.
After earning her teaching certificate in Milwaukee, seventeen-year-old Caroline returns to Concord, Wisconsin, to live with her family and teach. She is delighted to repay Mother and Pa for sending her to college, and she enjoys the lively challenge of helping her students learn.
Then Caroline runs into her fiddle-playing neighbor Charles Ingalls. He's full of plans to head west as soon as possible. As their friendship turns to courtship, Caroline realizes that she has a difficult decision ahead of her -- and a choice that may mean leaving behind her family and everything else she's ever known.A Little House of Their Own is the seventh and final book in The Caroline Years, a series about another girl from America's favorite pioneer family.
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Celia Wilkins has studied letters, diaries, and documents pertaining to the Quiner and Wilder families, and she extensively researched early settler life of the nineteenth century in Wisconsin. She lives in her own little 1850's house in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son.
Dan Andreasen has illustrated many well-loved books for children, including River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain and Pioneer Girl: The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, both by William Anderson, as well as many titles in the Little House series. He lives with his family in Medina, Ohio.
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