Little House in the Highlands (Little House the Martha Years)

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The Little House books have captivated millions of readers with their story of Laura Ingalls, a pioneer girl growing up on the American frontier. Now travel back three generations before Laura's and read the story of Martha Morse, the little girl who would grow up to leave Scotland and start a new life in America, and who would become Laura Ingalls Wilder's great-grandmother.

It's 1788, and six-year-old Martha lives in a little stone house in Glencaraid, Scotland. Martha's father is Laird Glencaraid, and the life of a laird's daughter is not always easy for a lively girl like Martha. She would rather be running barefoot through fields of heather and listening to magical tales of fairies and other Wee Folk than learning to sew like a proper young lady. But between her dreaded sewing lessons, Martha still finds time to play on the rolling Scottish hills.

Little House in the Highlands is the first in an ongoing series about another spirited girl from America's most beloved pioneer family.Six-year-old Martha wants to be as good as her big sister, Grisie, who is quiet and ladylike and well behaved. But its so hard for Martha to sit still for a spinning lesson when her brothers are playing Picts and Scots on the rolling Scottish hills. And its just impossible for her to hold her tongue at the dinner table when the grownups are telling stories about green-haired fairies and other Wee Folk. Will Martha ever stop getting herself into scrapes? Discover the childhood adventures of the spirited little Scottish girl who became Laura Ingalls Wilders great-grandmother. The Little House saga continues!

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About the Author:

Melissa Wiley, the author of Little House in the Highlands, Little House by Boston Bay, and The Far Side of the Loch, has done extensive research on life in the late 18th century Scotland. She lives in New York City.

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