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Melissa Wiley

Forfatter af The Little House in the Highlands

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Værker af Melissa Wiley

The Little House in the Highlands (1999) 732 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Laura and Jack (1932) — Adapter — 668 eksemplarer
Animal Adventures (Little House Chapter Books) (1997) — Adapter — 631 eksemplarer
Little House by Boston Bay (1999) 600 eksemplarer
The Far Side of the Loch (2000) 454 eksemplarer
Down to the Bonny Glen (2001) 373 eksemplarer
On Tide Mill Lane (2001) 368 eksemplarer
Beyond the Heather Hills (2003) 310 eksemplarer
The Prairie Thief (2012) 289 eksemplarer
The Road from Roxbury (2002) 264 eksemplarer
Across the Puddingstone Dam (2004) 229 eksemplarer
Fox and Crow are NOT Friends (2012) 159 eksemplarer
Farmer Boy Days (Little House Chapter Book) (1998) — Adapter — 105 eksemplarer
The Nerviest Girl in the World (2018) 89 eksemplarer
Inch and Roly Make a Wish (2012) 41 eksemplarer

Associated Works

3-2-1 Penguins!: Trouble on Planet Wait-Your-Turn (2000) — Actor — 65 eksemplarer

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This fiction based loosely on some information about Laura Ingalls Wilder's grandmother's childhood has the usual didactic references to trying to be one's best self, the incident of danger to a younger sib, yearning to find out more about the world around her (gas lighting in Boston! The visit of president Madison!) and a conflict with a teacher. A pleasant enough read.
bunnyjadwiga | 4 andre anmeldelser | Apr 3, 2024 |
It's 1788, and six year old Martha lives in a little stone in Glencraid, Scotland. Martha's father is Laird Glencaraid, and the life of the Laird's daughter is not always easy for a lively girl like Martha. She would rather be running barefoot through the 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.
PlumfieldCH | 9 andre anmeldelser | Dec 17, 2023 |
It's 1814 and Charlotte lives just outside the city of Boston. She always has something to look forward to--tending Mama's garden, visiting Papa's blacksmith shop, and embarking on her very own Scottish adventure!
PlumfieldCH | 6 andre anmeldelser | Dec 16, 2023 |
I really enjoyed this book about making silent movies. I really liked Pearls character and felt she was very relatable. I liked the dynamic between her and her brothers, they would tease her mercilessly but when it came right down to it, they loved her and would protect her. I thought all of the characters were very realistic. Her parents reluctance to let her act but finally letting her do it rang very true for what parents would actually do.
I thought the whole bit about raising ostriches was really interesting and taking the feathers to "town" once a year. I had never really thought about people raising the birds for the feathers that women used to wear on their hats.
The only thing I didn't love was that the story started in the middle of the scene and then the book went back in time and I kept waiting for them to get back to that scene but it wasn't until near the end of the book.
Overall though, a nice clean book for kids. I would highly recommend that you read the authors note at the end. Really interesting and made the story seem even better when you know that's it's loosely based on real people.
If you enjoyed this book I would also recommend Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen by Anne Nesbet which is also about a young girl making silent movies.
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Piper29 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jun 18, 2023 |



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