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A Farmer Boy Birthday: Adapted from the Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Contributor(s): Wilder, Laura Ingalls (Editor), Wheeler, Jody (Illustrator), Wheeler, Jody
ISBN: 0060274778     ISBN-13: 9780060274771
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Product Type: Library - Other Formats
Published: November 1998
Annotation: Long, long ago, a little boy named Almanzo Wilder lived on a farm in the New York countryside with his father, his mother, his big brother, Royal, and his big sisters, Eliza Jane and Alice. One special day is Almanzo's birthday. He gets to stay home from school, and even better, Father gives him a yoke for his calves, Star and Bright, and a beautiful hand-sled. Almanzo spends the morning learning how to break the calves, and then he spends the afternoon flying down the hill in his brand-new sled.

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers. Now for the first time, the youngest readers can share Almanzo's adventures on the farm in these very special picture books adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved storybooks. Jody Wheeler's warm paintings, inspired by Garth Williams' classic Little House illustrations, bring Almanzo and his family lovingly to life.

Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Birthdays; Fiction.
Farm life; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles
- Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Other, Non-religious
- Juvenile Fiction | Boys & Men
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 97018664
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: My First Little House Picture Books
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 9.25" W x 0.25" (0.90 lbs) 40 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 41409
Reading Level: 3.6   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q20807
Reading Level: 3.5   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 1999)
In [cf2]Birthday[cf1], adapted from [cf2]Farmer Boy[cf1], young Almanzo trains his calves with a new calf-yoke and sleds on his new hand-sled. Pa tells Laura and Mary about making maple syrup in [cf2]Sugar Snow[cf1], adapted from [cf2]Little House in the Big Woods[cf1]. [cf2]Sugar Snow[cf1] offers more information about Laura's pioneering family, but both books are weak substitutes for the original tales, which readers will be better off waiting for. The softly colored illustrations add a saccharine element to the stories. Copyright 1999 Horn Book Guide Reviews