Farmer Boy MOBI ß Audio CD


  • Audio CD
  • Farmer Boy
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • English
  • 15 March 2019

10 thoughts on “Farmer Boy

  1. says:

    Are you hungry yet Much of Laura s childhood was spent in near starvation While they always had something to eat, it was never enough for the family to be satisfied.Thus when Laura wrote about Almanzo her future husband s childhood, she focused on the most idyllic parts and what she wanted for her own childhood and her child which was a full stomach and stable home Almanzo simply ate He ate ham and chicken and turkey, and dressing and cranberry jelly he ate potatoes and gravy, succot Are you hungry yet Much of Laura s childhood was spent in near starvation While they always had something to eat, it was never enough for the family to be satisfied.Thus when Laura wrote about Almanzo her future husband s childhood, she focused on the most idyllic parts and what she wanted for her own childhood and her child which was a full stomach and stable home Almanzo simply ate He ate ham and chicken and turkey, and dressing and cranberry jelly he ate potatoes and gravy, succotash, baked beans and boiled beans and onions, and white bread and rye n injun bread, and sweet pickles and jam and preserves Then he drew a long breath, and he ate pie. I swear, my stomach rumbled every ten minutes After a book of this, I began searching for a cookbook and luckily, there are books aplenty based on this series The Little House Cookbook, My Little House Cookbook which I cannot wait to try Now, the entire plot of Farmer Boy did not solely revolve around food we also get a look into farm life from the perspective of a wealthy farmer Almanzo s father loved farming and did his best to impress that love to his son with great successThere was no time to lose, no time to waste in rest or play The life of the earth comes up with a rush in the springtimeReading as Almanzo completed farm chores and tamed his oxen kindled my brief but fervent desire to become a farmer in fifth grade well, until the impracticality of city life ruined that dream That being said, not even Almanzo s cushy childhood was left untouched by the harshness of living in the late 1800sIf the teacher has to thrash you again, Royal, I ll give you a thrashing you ll remember. There was one crazy scene where their teacher cracked a whip around the school room due to some seriously rowdy teens could you imagine the look on the PTA Mom s faces While this one was not as endearing nor as thoughtful as Laura s other novels, I certainly enjoyed reading it This was fun way to learn about life a hundred years ago.Audiobook CommentsRead by Cherry Jones and accompanied by Paul Woodiel on the fiddle Love this audiobook.YouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat miranda.reads Happy Reading


  2. says:

    I enjoyed listening to this engagingly narrated and enchanting story I won t recap my thoughts on the story you can read my review of the print version here Listening to the audio version after reading the book reinforced the story for me and many scenes definitely stood outAdditionally, language differences also stood outwhen heard instead of read One instance is the family s use of be as in Be you sick, Almanzo instead of the conj I enjoyed listening to this engagingly narrated and enchanting story I won t recap my thoughts on the story you can read my review of the print version here Listening to the audio version after reading the book reinforced the story for me and many scenes definitely stood outAdditionally, language differences also stood outwhen heard instead of read One instance is the family s use of be as in Be you sick, Almanzo instead of the conjugations of to be that we use today Another was the pronunciation of giddap this was the first time I had heard it pronounced that way I had read it as thecommon and familiar giddyup so of course it sounded funny when I heard it Both of these examples led me to believe that the Wilders wereformal than their counterparts, The Ingalls It s another small but noteworthy point of comparison when learning about Almanzo s childhood versus Laura s I have a hard time with audio books, I find myself tuning out and daydreaming when I should be listening, but I will try the others in the Little House series Cherry Jones is easy and enjoyable to listen to you can t help but want to listen to her readof the story


  3. says:

    My annual re read, this time with Heidi My favorite of the Little House books from start to finish, but especially the chapter where Ma and Pa go away for a week and the house falls into disarray as the children eat cake, slice watermelon, blacken the parlor wall, and most importantly, use up all the sugar making ice cream Still no other author has ever captured the life of pioneers in quite this way, and the good eats will make your mouth water


  4. says:

    As a child, this was my least favorite Little House book as it wasn t about Laura But now as an adult, I have grown to like and appreciate it as another perspective on pioneer living Laura Ingalls Wilder honors and respects her husband by telling his story too The story of Almanzo Wilder s childhood days shows another farm family s lifestyle in America s earlier days The juxtaposition between the life of a homesteading family and the life of an established farm family in a settled part of th As a child, this was my least favorite Little House book as it wasn t about Laura But now as an adult, I have grown to like and appreciate it as another perspective on pioneer living Laura Ingalls Wilder honors and respects her husband by telling his story too The story of Almanzo Wilder s childhood days shows another farm family s lifestyle in America s earlier days The juxtaposition between the life of a homesteading family and the life of an established farm family in a settled part of the country shows both the similarities and differences of each way of life.The reader also is able to compare and contrast Laura and Almanzo s childhoods and upbringing There certainly are differences in gender roles and responsibilities, education, and creature comforts, but there are also many similarities Both are raised by parents with strong morals and values, and as the head of the family, the fathers especially are deeply respected and admired Each is seen as smart and resourceful, and both men love the land and the freedom and independence the farming life brings The mothers are also respected and valued for their wisdom and comfort and are portrayed as strong and capable individuals in their own right.Farmer Boy gives us a not only a picture of Almanzo s upbringing, but also of his personality His love of horses came at an early age as well as his appreciation of good home cooking and the simple pleasures of a fine meal His family and community shaped him into a hard working and determined man of fine character.While it s still the one I re read the least, I ve gained a quiet appreciation for Almanzo and for Laura s wise choice to include his story


  5. says:

    I loved all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, in particular Little House in the Big Woods , Little Town on the Prairie and These Happy Golden Years They are books I can read and savor over and over again But I just need to give a shout out to my absolute favorite Laura Ingalls Wilder book, and that is Farmer Boy to me, Farmer Boy is the under appreciated middle child of the Laura Ingalls collection People forget about it just because it doesn t start with Little or end with Prairie I loved all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, in particular Little House in the Big Woods , Little Town on the Prairie and These Happy Golden Years They are books I can read and savor over and over again But I just need to give a shout out to my absolute favorite Laura Ingalls Wilder book, and that is Farmer Boy to me, Farmer Boy is the under appreciated middle child of the Laura Ingalls collection People forget about it just because it doesn t start with Little or end with Prairie It is about Almanzo, who Laura eventually marries There are several reasons why I love this bookthan the others 1 Almanzo and his family are loaded Well, compared to Laura they are They run a much bigger farm than she does and the father is something of a gentleman farmer, not like the wild Charles who is all over the place and doesn t know what he s doing let s be honest a lot of the books are based around the fact that Charles is a moron first they leave the big woods, where the rest of their family is Then they re stuck somewhere on the friggin prairie and have to ford the friggin river and almost lose Jack Then they re living in some kind of underground burrow Then they re starving through the winter because Charles is an idiot who can t provide for his family This never happens to Almanzo s dad 2 They take you through the whole farming season, from trashing the hay to cutting up the ice, to gathering potatoes in great, great detail It s really a pleasure to read It s also a big farm, like I mentioned so they recommercial than the Ingalls farm You get to see the process of how, for example, they sell their butter, which is pretty cool.3 THE FOOD I ve never come across another book that is as lushly descriptive as this one in terms of food I thought Harry Potter might do it at some point but it proved to disappoint in that respect Being loaded working from 5 AM in the fields before the days the dangers of saturated fats or Atkins were known glorious food descriptions I can t even begin to recount them but I urge that you check this book out for yourself I d also make sure to check it out with the original illustrations


  6. says:

    SO MUCH WORK And they all seem to enjoy it, even create MORE work for themselves instead of looking for opportunities to have some leisure time or a nap at least I would have never made it in those olden days I am just too lazy.


  7. says:

    Listened to of this in January, and now, two months later, finished it today, also in the car And pretty much loved it This is not about Laura s family, though it s technically listed 3 IN the Little House on the Prairie series It functions as a kind of contrast in that it is a wealthier farm life experience in New England vs the Midwestern farm life Laura lived, seemingly near starvation This book is about her future husband Almanzo Wilder s family As with Laura s family, she describe Listened to of this in January, and now, two months later, finished it today, also in the car And pretty much loved it This is not about Laura s family, though it s technically listed 3 IN the Little House on the Prairie series It functions as a kind of contrast in that it is a wealthier farm life experience in New England vs the Midwestern farm life Laura lived, seemingly near starvation This book is about her future husband Almanzo Wilder s family As with Laura s family, she describes with practically ethnographic detail what nineteenth century American farm life was like Gathering potatoes, cutting up ice, making and selling butter Kids work on these farms, they learn how to do things, they develop humane relationships with animals and each other And when they are done working, they then have seemingly breathless fun together They make sleds, they make harnesses, they hook them up to a team of horses, and they learn how to trot these horses safely When they are CHILDREN.Can anyone imagine a holidayjoyful than Laura Ingalls Wilder describes each and every Christmas But Laura one year gets a PENNY for Christmas Almanzo gets, in addition to a lot of other things, a KNIFE The food they grow and eat is also a contrast to Laura s farm life, with sumptuous and meticulously described meals, like a certain ham dinner And there s another contrasting story at one point Almanzo s mother and father leave for a few days Some work gets done by the kids, but they use up all the sugar making ice cream, they eat cake and ice cream and watermelon to the point of making themselves sick, they do some property damage, and so on Amusing.In the end, Almanzo is given the opportunity to sell bales of hay in town He is TEN years old And when he is given the opportunity to apprentice as a wheelwright look it up, and in a DICTIONARY, kids, that was good enough for me, it ll be good enough for you, you don t need google , well, you know from the title what he chooses to do Great to listen to, especially with the incomparable Cherry Jones reading


  8. says:

    Much wailing and gnashing of teeth this morning as we finished Farmer Boy My student could not believe it was over Going to be hard to top this one in the coming months Not sure how many times I have read this but I am thinking five I believe after Little House in the Big Woods, it is the best book in the Little House series Goodbye, Almanzo Not sure when we will meet again.


  9. says:

    Upon finishing Little House on the Prairie the kids and I were dying to know where the Ingalls adventures would take them next but discovered that the next in the series focuses on Almanzo Wilder, Laura s future husband We were immediately taken in by the descriptions of late 1800 s farm life in upper New York State We were struck in particular by the richness Almanzo s family enjoyed in comparison with the Ingalls who seemed to be moving all the time One of my favorite features of this book Upon finishing Little House on the Prairie the kids and I were dying to know where the Ingalls adventures would take them next but discovered that the next in the series focuses on Almanzo Wilder, Laura s future husband We were immediately taken in by the descriptions of late 1800 s farm life in upper New York State We were struck in particular by the richness Almanzo s family enjoyed in comparison with the Ingalls who seemed to be moving all the time One of my favorite features of this book is the lengthy descriptions of Almanzo s mother s cooking That boy atedonuts and pie than would be good for anyone not doing the the number of chores he was


  10. says:

    Before I hand the reviewing reigns over to Eleanor, I wanted to say a couple things I took out of this book Hopefully she doesn t get too impatient There s a lot in the Laura Ingalls Wilder books written for adults as well as kids The theme of self reliance comes through loud and clear The difference in child rearing wow Hold on Me Eleanor, what does it mean to speak when spoken to E It means, BE QUIET UNTIL YOU ARE SPOKEN TO Me Do you think we should make that a rule in our ho Before I hand the reviewing reigns over to Eleanor, I wanted to say a couple things I took out of this book Hopefully she doesn t get too impatient There s a lot in the Laura Ingalls Wilder books written for adults as well as kids The theme of self reliance comes through loud and clear The difference in child rearing wow Hold on Me Eleanor, what does it mean to speak when spoken to E It means, BE QUIET UNTIL YOU ARE SPOKEN TO Me Do you think we should make that a rule in our house E What if I need dessert Me Well, you couldn t ask for it So, should it be a rule E I don t knowMe What do you think E Well if we have a question, we speak So I don t know about that rule, dad.Me You mean you don t like it E NoThat s exactly what I thought Although, I d like to add she s been sitting here very patiently waiting to review the book She hasn t complained or said a word, and it s late She was kind of grumpy earlier Me Weren t you Eleanor.E Yeah.Anyway me again , like I said, there was a lot in there for grown ups that is applicable to today.They were at the fair, and father saw some Belgian horsesFather said they were Belgians They came from a country called Belgium, in Europe Father admired them very much Look at that muscle They d pull a barn, if hitched to it Almanzo asked him What s the good of a horse that can pull a barn We don t want to pull a barn A Morgan has muscle enough to pull a wagon, and he s fast enough to pull a buggy, too You re right, son Father said He looked regretfully at the big horses, and shook his head It would be a waste to feed all that muscle, and we ve got no use for it You re right How apropos for today For myself For my country How often have I looked at something I don t need Something that has no practical purpose Even Almanzo s father the faultless, the diligent he s even tempted at times Eleanor s doing such a good job of waiting for her turn I m not sure how to reward her I ve got onestory to tell about her before I let her write her part of the review.Here s what I wrote down when it happened It is shocking, SHOCKING how much Eleanor remembers We ve been reading this book for months and months I don t sit down and read her a chapter a night, it happens muchsporadically than that She ALWAYS remembers what chapter we re on Here s how it went down E What s chapter 22 called Me The Fall of the Year.E But I thought chapter 10 was called The Turn of the Year Me I m shocked that she remembered this, as it had been months since we read it What was chapter 10 about E Almanzo not going to school.So, I went back to check, and sure enough she was right I got up, and told my wife what happened, and she was surprised too She asked how many chapters Eleanor remembered, and I said, I don t know So I asked her She went chapter 1 3 and at 4 she stopped.E I don t want to tell any She was getting bored, exasperated, or just plain wanted to stop Maybe she didn t know anyMe You don t remember E I do I just don t want to tell.Me teasing No, you don t.E I do.Me We ll play the WOO WOO WOO game if you tell The WOO WOO WOO game includes me throwing her into the air We don t play that one as much any E OK Chapter 4 Surprise Chapter 5 Birthday Chapter 6 Filling the Ice House Chapter 7 Saturday NightShe did all the way up to chapter 22 which was the chapter we were on at the time We d never gone back to practice It seems crazy to me Seriously crazy.Of course, there are times I send her upstairs to tell her mother something and she ll come back down and ask, What was I supposed to tell Anyway Sorry for the long story I know it s a review I just had to get that story down somewhere.THE ELEANOR REVIEWMe You already told me 5 stars, so why don t you tell me what the book was about Or tell me your favorite part.E I liked when Almanzo was going to get Starlight.Me Who is Starlight E A baby colt And when he s four, Almanzo s gonna start to gentle him.Me What s gentle him mean E I think it means make him gentle How do we gentle a colt Me I don t know What other parts did you like E I also liked that he went to the county fair and view spoiler that his PUMPKIN GOT A RIBBON hide spoiler Me I liked that part too.E Why didn t it say about Royal s pets Me I think because this book was mainly about Almanzo.E I feel like I could write a book when I grow up I could write a book about Meeeeee And Gwennieeeeee And my kids And you, when you were a little boy, and mom when she was a little girl.Me I think you would be very good at writing stories What else do you want to say about the book There was a lot in this one, right E You want to take some out Me I don t want to take anything out of the book.E Yeah There was a lot, but it was all good In chapter one, they went out for recess I liked when they went out for recess When did Star and Bright show up Me I don t remember when Star and Bright showed up.E You aren t Almanzo.Me What do you mean E You re typing And Almanzo can t type He s a little kid.Me Do you want to know what my favorite part is E What s your favorite part Tell us view spoiler Me My favorite part was the part with the teacher at the beginning And how he dealt with those kids The mean kids.E What does dealt mean Me How he handled them How did he handle the mean kids E He WHIPPED them HE WHIPPED EVERYBODY Me Well he didn t whip everybody, just the bad kids What were kids names that he whipped E Big Bill John.Me Yeah That part was crazy Would your teacher whip you if you were bad E Mm hmmm Only, I m not bad I m nice to her.Me I don t think your teacher would whip you even if you were bad But that doesn t mean I think you should be bad, right E Right hide spoiler Me Do you want to say anything else about the book Any other favorite parts E Well, oneIn CHAPTER 2 they ate a Yuuuuummmmmyyyy dinner, called HAM Which I love, and we have Read the review now.Me Ok Here it is


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Farmer Boy[PDF / EPUB] Farmer Boy Some day, Laura Ingalls will marry Almanzo Wilder in the town of DeSmet, South Dakota But for now, Almanzo is miles away, growing up with his brother and sisters on his father s farm in New YorkAlmanz Some day, Laura Ingalls will marry Almanzo Wilder in the town of DeSmet, South Dakota But for now, Almanzo is miles away, growing up with his brother and sisters on his father s farm in New YorkAlmanzo s chores get him up at dawn and keep him working till dinner summer and winter But in spite of the hard work, Almanzo has fun, too And was there ever a boy who loved horses Was there ever a boy so happy with a farmer s life.


About the Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Ingalls wrote a series of historical fiction books for children based on her childhood growing up in a pioneer family She also wrote a regular newspaper column and kept a diary as an adult moving from South Dakota to Missouri, the latter of which has been published as a book.