These Happy Golden Years
Laura is growing up quickly. This book follows her through her first teaching job, which is a hard time for Laura. It is twelve miles from home, and she must board with a family who does not welcome her. To her surprise, Almonzo comes faithfully every weekend to take her home, and then he brings her back in time for the next week of school. When the term is over, Laura is glad to be home, and Almonzo still comes calling, although Laura seems to be unaffected by his persistence. Eventually, Laura realizes how much she looks forward to her Sunday afternoons with Almonzo. It's a fast-paced time of life for Laura, who also finishes her own schooling as well as working two other terms as a teacher and working at other jobs.
Several of the original (black-and-white) Little House books have been reformatted, and now feature life-like covers. Unfortunately, these editions do not include Garth William's charming illustrations. Thankfully, the books are once again being republished with the illustrations. At this time, all of the have been reprinted, again with illustrations and full-color illustrated covers.
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