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Farmer Boy
Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
For the first time in the history of the Little House books, this new edition features Garth Williams' interior art in vibrant, full color, as well as beautifully redesigned covers. While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Here Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Time for fun comes when the jolly tin peddler visits, or best of all, when the fair comes to town. This is Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of how her husband Almanzo grew up as a farmer boy far from the little house where Laura lived.
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megnews
Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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This series, which my grandmother gave me, is one I know played a large part in my love of reading.

#heyhay #spooktober

Eggs Excellent! I‘ve read the LIW series about a dozen times 1mo
Tamra Me too! 🤗 1mo
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Andrea313
Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Not necessarily my own #FavoriteFood, but my favorite book which features food in a lush, satisfying, and borderline over-the-top way is Farmer Boy. Jia Tolentino knew what she was doing in this old Hairpin essay!
https://www.thehairpin.com/2013/07/every-meal-almanzo-eats-in-laura-ingalls-wild...
#SelfImprovementSept @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊 2mo
batsy I love Jia's writing on books and hope that her next book is a collection of literary essays 💜 2mo
LeahBergen My greedy self has always loved Farmer Boy solely for the food. 😆 2mo
Andrea313 @batsy Yes! Take my money, Jia! I would shell out instantly! 🤩 2mo
Andrea313 @LeahBergen It is so alluring! I love Almanzo and think the book is well-written otherwise, but maaaaan, it is also some peak food porn, isn't it? 2mo
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IndoorDame
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Summer weather is not agreeing with this litten. The heat index has finally dropped back below 105 today but a weekend of constant dizzy spells and migraines has left me only able to manage pure comfort reading.

Crazeedi I hear you, last week was horrific for me, couldn't find any energy! I hope the humidity started to lessen , but today is still humid, rainy just not 90 degrees 4mo
UwannaPublishme Oh my! Try to say cool ☃️ and feel better! ❤️ 4mo
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rubyslippersreads
Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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kspenmoll Love the illustration! 5mo
BarbaraBB Well chosen! 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl The illustrations literally glow, so beautiful! 5mo
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LeahBergen Awww, the Sewell illustrations. 😍😍 5mo
rubyslippersreads @kspenmoll @BarbaraBB @CoverToCoverGirl @LeahBergen I know the Garth Williams illustrations are better known (and I ❤️ them), but the Helen Sewells are my favorite. 😊 5mo
batsy 😍😍 5mo
CrazyLibraryGirl I definitely need to re-read these! 5mo
Cinfhen 💙💙💙 5mo
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Avidreader25
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I still can‘t believe I never read this series growing up. It‘s fun to read it with my daughter now. We meet Almanzo and hear about his time as a child on his family‘s farm. They raised sheep, planted crops, and learned about life. Each chapter covers a fun vignette, from a prize-winning pumpkin to a week without their parents at home, the adventures are sweet.

megnews ❤️ 6mo
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Chelsey
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1. 53F
2. 75-80ish F
3. Off. It‘s an on/off kind of thing
4. Rain and wind
5. Done!
#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 9mo
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Andrea313
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1. -5 with a -22 "real feel"
2. My ideal temp changes, so I'm lucky I live in a place with all four seasons!
3. 58 degrees
4. Fall, without a doubt! Sweaters, leaves falling, crisp air...swoon.
5. Farmer Boy is 100% the best for all that snuggly coziness. Might have to read it tonight!

#HelloThursday #PolarVortex @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 9mo
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Biblio.Virgo
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Well hey there. I'm not known in this community and I just joined today. Some of you may know me from Bookstagram, but I wanted to join here too!

I'm currently rereading the first four books of #LittleHouseOnThePrairie

What are you reading?

Megabooks Hi! Welcome to Litsy! 😊 Check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon and @LitsyHappenings for some starting help. #litsywelcomewagon I hope you enjoy it here! I‘m reading Baby, You‘re Gonna Be Mine by Kevin Wilson 👍🏻 12mo
Biblio.Virgo @Megabooks Thanks a bunch for the welcome and tips 👍🏻💜 12mo
RaimeyGallant I just started on bookstagram. :) Same handle. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 12mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 12mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻 12mo
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LibrarianRyan
Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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1. farmer Boy (I probably read the entire series but this is the only one I remembered reading
2. Fredrick Forsythe for giving us a Phantom if the opera sequel that was good
3. Firefly
4. Fettuccini.

@JoScho
#manicmonday

Burghbookaddict Fettuccini 😍 1y
JoScho Thanks for playing 💕 1y
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Ruthiella
Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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I will pick the Wilders as my #fictionalfamily. My favorite book from the Little House series was Farmer Boy which was about Laura‘s husband‘s family in New York State. Compared to Laura, Almanzo‘s childhood was luxurious. I wanted to string popcorn and cranberries for the Christmas tree and have an ice box with a real slab of ice in it.
#ReadingResolutions @Jess7

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JessicaThunstromNelson
Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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The coolest cats in town do night right.

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DebinHawaii
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#MarchMunchies #RoastPork There was lots of pork in Farmer Boy--roast pork with apple sauce, salt pork, ham, bacon, pork-pickle, sausage, spareribs, brown pork-gravy... and Almanzo Wilder enjoyed it all! 😋🐖

Chelsey That was my favorite book as a kid! 2y
DebinHawaii @Chelsey i had forgotten until recently rereading it just how much food is in it! 😋🍽 2y
LauraBeth Seeing the cover of Farmer Boy instantly takes me back to my childhood and gives me all the feels ❤️ 2y
batsy I used to reread parts of it just for the food descriptions 😆 2y
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Sarad
Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder

When the tin-peddler comes and trades tin for rags, what does he do with the rags?

RaimeyGallant Such a good question. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. 2y
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imabusybee
Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Great to listen to while cleaning or just relaxing

Lacythebookworm I love LIW‘s stories! 😍 2y
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catherine2
Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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This illustration sums up this book perfectly. There is so much food in this book!!!

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Chelsey
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Hey y'all! You did a thing! You got me to 6000 Litfluence. Thank you for all the love even though I'm not on here as much as I used to be. I'm super excited for the mug exchange coming up and more of your awesome challenges. I'm super grateful too because you all made it possible for me to be approved on NetGalley. I'm not signing up for a lot right now because I really want to tackle Mount TBR this coming year. Tagged book is a longtime fave.

erzascarletbookgasm Nice catch on the number. And yay! 👏🎊 2y
SilversReviews Congrats!! Round numbers are great!! 2y
Shemac77 Congratulations!! 2y
Bklover 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
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Shannon_McKinney
Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Every time I open this book I get suddenly hungry. Seriously, can we just have the food pop out of the book as you‘re reading? My only issue why is the paperback collectors edition it‘s so dang heavy. I‘ve been carrying it around in my purse reading it, but it‘s at least 10 pounds. 😂

Bradleygirl For real though. This one has ALL THE FOOD. 2y
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TheBookHippie
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So much fun to see the recipes that go with the story!

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DebinHawaii
Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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#Septembowie #Amazing This Caramel-Apple Jam is pretty darn amazing 😆 & even more amazing on fresh sourdough bread, paired with cheddar cheese for a book-inspired dish for my virtual foodie book club. I enjoyed rereading Farmer Boy & did not remember just how much food was in it & how much Almanzo loved his food! Sweet classic children's book-it makes me want to reread the whole Little House series someday. Link to Caramel-Apple Jam recipe👇🏻🍎

ReadingSusan That book always makes me hungry! So much delicious food. 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes Nice post--I didn't know that you are also from Oregon! 😀 #oregonpride 2y
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AbstractMonica Yummy 🍎🍯🤤 2y
Pagehabit Hey Deb!! We're PageHabit, a book subscription box with a twist. We're going to be doing a very large giveaway soon and we'd love to work with you on promoting it on Litsy. We'd love it if you could email us at hello@PageHabit.com so that we can share the details and compensation with you. Thanks for your consideration 😊😊❤️ 2y
DebinHawaii @ReadingSusan So much food! 😋🍽 2y
StephBengtson Holy smokes that looks delicious! 2y
DebinHawaii @Natasha.C.Barnes Well technically I was born right below the border in Northern California but my formative years were in Oregon, I lived there the longest & most of my family is there--so it's basically where I claim to be from! 😆👍Thanks for stopping by my post. 💜 2y
DebinHawaii @AbstractMonica It is pretty awesome jam. I am stopping myself from eating it from the jar. 😋😆👍 2y
DebinHawaii @StephBengtson It is yummy jam & turned out to be fabulous with the cheddar cheese. 🍎🧀👍 2y
huntersmom1977 Thank you so much for posting the recipe!! Me and my Mom are going to make a whole lot of batches this Saturday, after I shared this recipe with her. My parents have 3 apple trees in their yard, and they got so many apples this harvest that they are at odds on what to do with it all. You are a lifesaver!! This looks so good. Diet? What Diet? 😁🙊 2y
Cinfhen #Amazing 🍎🍏🍎🍏🍎🍏 2y
batsy The highlight of these books for me are the descriptions of food in them 😬 2y
UwannaPublishme 😍😍😍 2y
LauraBrook This is the one of the series that I've never read. I thought it was a "boy's book" and therefore had icky cooties. I've been thinking about doing a series reread this winter, and now I think I had better really do it. Plus, it would help justify all of the Laura-related books I've been buying lately! 2y
Mdargusch Thanks for the link! Yum!! 2y
DebinHawaii @huntersmom1977 Fun! I wish I had apples trees here! Hope you enjoy it! 🍎🍏🍎👍 @Cinfhen Thank you! ❤️🍏 @batsy Definitely it's a highlight! 😋🍽 @UwannaPublishme 😀💜 @LauraBrook I was the same way about it but really enjoyed the reread. I am tempted to do a reread too--just not sure I can fit it in. 📚📚😬📚📚😆 @Mdargusch You are welcome! Hope you enjoy it! 😋👍 2y
RachelO I had to try out your apple jam yesterday. It worked! And is v yummy 😋 - will definitely do that again! 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @DebinHawaii I think that story makes you very Oregonian. 😂 I was also born in Northern California (but farther south in Petaluma) but spent my formative years in Oregon. That's really what counts towards one's identity! 2y
DebinHawaii @RachelO Isn't it good?!!🍎😋I am glad I finally tried it and that you enjoyed it. I'm already planning on making it again. 2y
DebinHawaii @Natasha.C.Barnes Hah! I totally agree! 😀👍 2y
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DebinHawaii
Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Day 22 #FallIntoBooks #FallReads Yes, it starts in the winter but something about Farmer Boy conjures up thoughts of fall harvests. Maybe it's also because I need to finish my reread this weekend & figure out what to make & we are heading toward fall in the last part of the book. Fall is something I miss living here--all the colors of the leaves & the crisp air. The background pic is from a work trip to Montreal a few years ago in autumn. 🍁📚🍂❤️

Lola I reread this last year just for the food scenes 😍 2y
DebinHawaii @Lola I picked it for the virtual foodie book club I co-host for the same reason! 😋🍽 2y
Lola @DebinHawaii Excellent choice! This book made me crave mashed potatoes something fierce. And I don't even like mashed potatoes 😂 2y
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DebinHawaii @Lola Hah! Love it! (and mashed potatoes!) 😆🥔❤️ 2y
RealLifeReading You know, I've never really read Wilder's books!! 2y
DebinHawaii @RealLifeReading They are a fun throw back to my childhood. I've reread a few over the years but not this one until now. 📚👍 2y
drbethandherkindle What about making pancakes?? They were apparently Almanzo's specialty 2y
DebinHawaii @drbethandherkindle Yes! Pancakes are on my short-list of what to make! 🥞👍 2y
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drbethandherkindle
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I used to always skip Farmer Boy during my LHOP re-reads because I wasn't interested in Almanzo. Now I'd like to be invited to his parents' house for dinner. #foodporn

rubyslippersreads Me too! 😄 2y
LauraBrook Same here - although I've never read it! 2y
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lmcd
Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Pickpick

Always love this one when I read it. The fiber and the food.

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DebinHawaii
Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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#Characters2017 #ScruffyHeadedNerfHerder Did anyone else have to look up this prompt? I saw the original 3 when they came out but my Star Wars knowledge is pretty limited. I'm going with Urban Dictionary's nerfs are the space equivalent of cows & picking Almanzo Wilder. Farmer Boy is on my mind as it's my Aug/Sept pick for a virtual food blogging book club I co-host. I don't know about the real Almanzo but TV 'Manly' was scruffy-headed for sure!🤣

DebinHawaii Thanks for a fun challenge and my first character photo challenge!! @LibrarianRyan 👍📚👍 2y
Lola I LOVE the food scenes in this book! 😋 2y
OceanCityMama My daughter just read this in school, her 3rd grade curriculum is all centered around homesteading. I had never heard of it before. She said it was ok but "so long" haha 2y
LibrarianRyan 👍🤓❤️ 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Ah, a '70s scruffy haircut, indeed 🤣👏🤣👏 2y
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Book_Gnome
Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Opening line: "It was January in northern New York State, sixty-seven years ago." #farmerboy #lauraingallswilder #series #littlehouseontheprairie #bookcover #readmore #bookgnome #bookstagram #instabook #bookish

Chelsey One of my all time favorite books! Always makes me hungry. Yum! 3y
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Chelsey
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Most of my reading takes place on my phone these days. I have the Kindle app and Audible. I prefer to read while being read to. I've always been a reader. My parents both made it priority. We were not well off but I could always have new books. One of my most cherished memories was turning the TV off, my mom and I picking up our embroidery projects and listening to my dad read Farmer Boy on a cold winter night. @pocketmermaid #jennasfinalproject

Texreader I wish I had a memory like that!!! My mom and I both did and do embroidery. How lovely it would have been to listen to a story at the same time. 3y
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Susanita
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Cinfhen ❤️🇺🇸📚 3y
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DebinHawaii
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#LyricalApril #AmericanBoy Ever since @rubyslippersreads used Farmer Boy for a photo prompt & mentioned all of the food in the book, it has been on my #TBR to reread. (Maybe for my next virtual foodie bookclub pick?) 📚So Almanzo Wilder immediately came to mind for the American Boy prompt-even though he's much more homespun than the boy in the song.😆I grabbed some American farm artwork from online to set the mood too. Farmers rock! 🇺🇸🌾🚜🐮🏃🏼

Cinfhen Lovely collage and so nostalgic - you need to post an apple pie recipe 😋😍🤗 3y
Daisey I ❤️ this collage! 3y
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DarcysMom
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Pickpick

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DarcysMom
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Darcy is still completely fascinated by how different Almanzo's life is - from Laura's and from her own. #bedtimestory #readaloud

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Some lunch break reading and a spot of tea. Soothing for the soul.

Mdargusch I think half the reason I liked these books so much was due to the illustrations by Garth Williams! 3y
BookNerd1975 The illustrations are fantastic! I loved these books as a kid and decided to reread them. Still loving them at 42 years old! 3y
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rubyslippersreads
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I never cared for this book much as a little girl, because I was more interested in reading about other little girls. But I really enjoyed rereading it as an adult. And the food! 😄🍎🥔🥞🍳🍩 #boyinthetitle #feistyfeb

DebinHawaii Hmm.. I may have to go back and read it for the food then! It was never a favorite for me either growing up. 😀👍 3y
RealBooks4ever Sweet pic! 😊 3y
rubyslippersreads @DebinHawaii The descriptions of food (variety and amount) are amazing, especially when compared with the fairly meager diet of the Ingalls family. 3y
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DebinHawaii @rubyslippersreads Awesome! It is going on my 'to re-read' list. 👍📚 3y
LeahBergen This one IMMEDIATELY makes me think of food. ❤ 3y
LeahBergen @DebinHawaii Yes! Give it a reread. 3y
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DarcysMom
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Early reading tonight since I have work at bedtime.

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DarcysMom
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Next up! I am so excited to share this with my daughter.

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Lola
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The food descriptions in this book get me every time. I recently decided to do a reread of ONE of the Little House books and I chose this one because of those amazing food passages. I need some creamy mashed potatoes with rivers of butter NOW! And I don't even like mashed potatoes 😳🍽#somethingforsept #booksthatmademehungry @TheSpinecrackersBookClub @RealLifeReading

Eyelit Yes! I always wanted to eat something after reading a Laura Ingalls Wilder book. 😄 3y
Stephanie-Anne This has always been my fave of the Little House books. I guess I have a soft spot for little boys and how they're always hungry. 🍌🍔🌮🌭🍕🍝🍊🍎🍉🍩🏃🏃 3y
Mrskturner Her food descriptions are incredible! 3y
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lisakoby
Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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My pick for #booksthatmakemehungry for the #septphotochallenge. Pie! Apple and onions! Doughnuts! #drool #somethingforsept #booksandfood #day18

Zelma Omg, yes! This was one of my favorite Little House books and it always made me hungry. Great choice!!! 👍 3y
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Alohamoraopenabook
Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Farmer Boy was a good one, with lots of yummy foods described. We give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars.
It was good, but quite long and tad wordy. Tho the adventures and fun Almanzo had was exciting, but not as exciting as frontier life that Laura experienced.

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thelionandunicorn
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I've had the box set of Little House since I was seven and reread all the other books half a dozen times apiece, minimum, and yet this book has never even been cracked #unconsciousmisandry Seeing as I love Almanzo in later books, and have left it unread for fourteen years, I think it's finally time 😂❤️

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Daniellesbooks1
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Saturday morning reading for my MOOC class about Laura Ingalls Wilder. As a kid this was my least favorite and I often skipped it when I reread the series but now I'm rather enjoying it. The food descriptions are fantastic 😂🍎🍳🍗🍩🍪🍅🌽🍞🍯🧀

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Kelly
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as it turns out, I'll be reading all of these this summer...

Liberty ♥️♥️♥️ 3y
Lola I just did a re-read of Farmer Boy. Best food descriptions EVER. 3y
jessberk13 I haven't read this series since I was about 10. I'm working on collecting them all so I can read the series in order again, I can't wait! 3y
Cobscook Awesome! I love the food scenes in Farmer Boy! 3y
Kelly ALL THEY DO IS EAT!! I thought this was a riot, especially the chapter about the parents vacation 10 miles away at a relatives place. 3y
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