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Author Wilson, Cynthia Kay, author.

Title The beautiful snow : the Ingalls family, the railroads, and the hard winter of 1880-81 / Cindy Wilson ; illustrations by Margarita Sikorskaia.

Publication Info. St. Paul, Minnesota : Beavers Pond Press, [2020]
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction-NEW  813.52 WIL    DUE 12-11-20
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  813.52 WIL    AVAILABLE
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Description xiii, 358 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 26 cm
Summary "The Long Winter is one of the most memorable novels in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series. It beautifully details the dramatic events of The Hard Winter of 1880-81, a harrowing time with months of never-ending blizzards leading to railroad blockades that all but cut off fledgling communities. But what really happened that winter? Lively and rewarding, The Beautiful Snow is a new look at The Hard Winter. Pulling from nearly three thousand regional newspaper articles, The Beautiful Snow weaves the historical record around and through Wilder’s fictionalized account. From the tireless efforts to dig out the railroad blockades, to lavish oyster parties, to carefully spun boosterism, The Hard Winter comes to life with extraordinary tales of survival, resilience, and defiance that adds rich context to Wilder’s beloved novel" -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957 -- Homes and haunts -- South Dakota -- De Smet.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Literature and history -- South Dakota.
Frontier and pioneer life -- South Dakota.
Blizzards -- South Dakota.
Railroads -- South Dakota.
Children's stories, American -- History and criticism.
Added Author Sikorskaia, Margarita, illustrator.
ISBN 9781643439051 (paperback)
1643439057 (paperback)
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