Boy Life on the Prairie

by Hamlin Garland

Description:  An engaging and exciting account of life in the Iowa countryside shortly after the end of the Civil War. Young Lincoln's days are filled with hard work on the farm and sometimes dangerous encounters with the local wildlife, including rattlesnakes and wolves. But life is also filled with joys, such as trips to the county fair and Fourth of July celebrations. Drawn from Garland's own life experiences, this book is the perfect guide to anyone wondering what life on the prairie was like when it was first settled.

Additional information:

Ages:  12-15
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2013
ISBN:  978-1-59915-955-3
Genres:  Historical Fiction, American History

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Table of Contents

1. A Night Ride in a Prairie Schooner
2. The Fall's Ploughing
3. Winter Winds
4. Great Blizzard
5. The Coming of Spring
6. Seeding
7. Planting Corn
8. Snaring Gophers
9. Summer-Time—Herding the Cattle
10. The Wild Meadows—Haying Time
11. A Fourth of July Celebration
12. Hired Men
13. Lincoln's First Stack
14. The Old-Fashioned Threshing

15. Threshing in the Field
16. The Corn Husking
17. The Coming of the Circus
18. A Camping Trip
19. A Day in the Old-Time Harvest Field
20. The Battle of the Bulls
21. The Terror of the Rattlesnake
22. Owen Rides at the County Fair
23. A Chapter on Prairie Game
24. Visiting Schools
25. A Momentous Wolf-Hunt
26. Lincoln Goes Away to School
27. Conclusion

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