Old Town in the Green Groves (Little House)

4.03 avg rating
( 4,171 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780060885465: Old Town in the Green Groves (Little House)

For the first time since they left the Big Woods of Wisconsin, the Ingalls family is halted in their westward trek when Pa is forced to find work in a hotel in Burr Oak, Iowa. If they can save enough money, they'll continue searching for a new place to call home.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Cynthia Rylant's gift for conveying the enchantment and beauty to be found in everyday life is seen in such award-winning books as Missing May, winner of the Newbery Medal; A Fine White Dust, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Relatives Came and When I Was Young in the Mountains, both Caldecott Honor Books.

Books she's written and illustrated include the much-beloved Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven.

Cynthia Rylant grew up in West Virginia. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 4-6-It is somewhat startling that Rylant should choose to cover a period of time about which Wilder herself chose not to write. Here the Ingalls leave their farm on the banks of Plum Creek to spend several years in Burr Oak, IA. Pa's determination is tested, but his pioneering spirit and hard work coupled with Ma's essential support and unending labor see them through. The death of a new baby who arrives at the opening of the novel is clearly painful to all; a birth near its closure is a reminder that life goes on. After several different homes in Iowa, the family returns to Plum Creek, where Wilder continued the story in By the Shores of Silver Lake (HarperCollins, 1953). LaMarche's illustrations wisely focus more on things than on people, which helps to reduce their incongruity with Garth Williams's drawings. The characters are somewhat different here. Laura seems less of a tomboy and enjoys tea parties and talking about the dolls and rich furnishings of their small-town neighbors. Some of the events match quite closely with known biographical details, while others are definitely fictionalized. Rylant enjoys detailed descriptions of the flora and fauna much more than the original narrator. These small differences will not matter a whit to those insatiable for further Laura stories. For purists who want the classics left alone and are sure Wilder is rolling in her grave, the whole idea is strictly sacrilege. For most everyone else, this is neither a necessary nor valuable addition.
Carol A. Edwards, Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa, CA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Cynthia Rylant
Published by HarperCollins, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0060885467 ISBN 13: 9780060885465
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. Language: English . Brand New Book. For the first time since they left the Big Woods of Wisconsin, the Ingalls family is halted in their westward trek when Pa is forced to find work in a hotel in Burr Oak, Iowa. If they can save enough money, they ll continue searching for a new place to call home. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780060885465

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Rylant, Cynthia
Published by HarperCollins (2007)
ISBN 10: 0060885467 ISBN 13: 9780060885465
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0060885467

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Cynthia Rylant
Published by HarperCollins, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0060885467 ISBN 13: 9780060885465
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. For the first time since they left the Big Woods of Wisconsin, the Ingalls family is halted in their westward trek when Pa is forced to find work in a hotel in Burr Oak, Iowa. If they can save enough money, they ll continue searching for a new place to call home. Bookseller Inventory # BZE9780060885465

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Cynthia Rylant
Published by HarperCollins, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0060885467 ISBN 13: 9780060885465
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. Language: English . Brand New Book. For the first time since they left the Big Woods of Wisconsin, the Ingalls family is halted in their westward trek when Pa is forced to find work in a hotel in Burr Oak, Iowa. If they can save enough money, they ll continue searching for a new place to call home. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780060885465

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Rylant, Cynthia
ISBN 10: 0060885467 ISBN 13: 9780060885465
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780060885465

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
2.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Rylant, Cynthia
ISBN 10: 0060885467 ISBN 13: 9780060885465
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780060885465

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
2.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Cynthia Rylant
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0060885467 ISBN 13: 9780060885465
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0060885467

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.65
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Rylant, Cynthia
Published by HarperTrophy 1/2/2007 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0060885467 ISBN 13: 9780060885465
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperTrophy 1/2/2007, 2007. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Old Town in the Green Groves: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Lost Little House Years. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780060885465

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Cynthia Rylant
ISBN 10: 0060885467 ISBN 13: 9780060885465
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780060885465_ing

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Rylant, Cynthia
Published by HarperCollins
ISBN 10: 0060885467 ISBN 13: 9780060885465
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060885467. Bookseller Inventory # Z0060885467ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book