Farmer Boy

Farmer Boy

Book - 1953
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Nine-year-old Almanzo lives with his family on a big farm in New York State at the end of the nineteenth century. He raises his own two calves, helps cut ice and shear sheep, and longs for the day he can have his own colt.
Publisher: New York, Harper, 1953.
Edition: Newly illustrated, uniform ed.
Branch Call Number: J/WILD
Characteristics: 371 p. illus. 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Williams, Garth - Illustrator

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Badmoon1
Mar 29, 2017

Great book that tells of life on the farm over a hundred years ago. Wonderful descriptions of raising crops, cutting your own ice, riding long sleds through the snowy forest, and many other things.

7Liberty7 Jun 05, 2013

A very good book for boys. You begin to appreciate the hard work, determination, and pluck of the farmers. The book really uncovers all the work, fun, and excitement of living in the late 1800s as a Farmer Boy. Through winter and summer there's so much to do! The detail and the excitement make this book one of my favourites!

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mldemers
Nov 24, 2012

Great book, and great detail!!! Love the series!!!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 15, 2012

good book!!!!!!!!!

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lisahiggs
May 17, 2010

The rigours of family farming life are detailed in this book about Laura’s future husband’s childhood. There is so much work but so much reward. It makes me want to have a stricter routine, although that resolve falls apart every evening I’m not finished something at bedtime and every morning I’m not quite ready to get up.

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7Liberty7 Jun 05, 2013

7Liberty7 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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orange_butterfly_632 Aug 05, 2014

This book is written by one of my favorite author named Laura Ingalls Wilder. The main character is a boy named Almanzo. Almanzo is the youngest out of his family. He has one older brother named Royal and two older sisters named Eliza Jane and Alice. This book describes Almanzo's childhood when he turned nine years old. In details, the book tells us the chores he does at his family's farm in the town of Malone. But the author focuses on the adventures that Almanzo went through while doing his chores. Some chores that Almanzo does that were described in the book were planting and tending the crops, training young oxen, going to school, and many more.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 15, 2012

While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm is New York State, where he and his brother and sisters work at their chores from dawn to dinner most days-no matter what the weather. There is still time for fun,though, especially with the horses, which Almanzo loves more than anything.
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