The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder • Garth Williams [SECOND HARDCOVER EDITION] 1953 • Harper & Bros. • Little House #6

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The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder & illustrated by Garth Williams [LITTLE HOUSE #6]


Rare 1953 Second Hardcover Edition.  First illustrated edition with pictures by Garth Williams which have since become the staple illustrations in most editions.

Antique hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.

Dust jacket shows wear and tear; discoloration and a few tape marks to underside as well as a few sealed tears.  *Surface tearing to artwork on lower front [camouflages well because of the snow]

Original price in tact on front panel.  Now looks beautiful  in a new HQ brodart jacket protector. 

Book itself is excellent. *handwritten name / nameplate of prev. owner on front flylfeaf page. 

Pages look pristine and read like new!

The sixth book in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s treasured Little House series, and the recipient of a Newbery Honor. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.

The fledgling town of De Smet in the Dakota Territory is hit hard by the brutal winter of 1880-1881. Laura, Pa, Ma, Mary, Carrie, and little Grace face the winter as best they can, but soon, blizzards have covered the town in snow that piles up to the rooftops, cutting the town off from supplies and trade. Food stores begin to run dangerously low. To save the town from starvation, young Almanzo Wilder and a friend brave the conditions, set off across the prairie in search of wheat, and return victorious. The town is saved, and the townspeople share in an unusual, but joyful, Christmas celebration.

The nine books in the timeless Little House series tell the story of Laura’s real childhood as an American pioneer, and are cherished by readers of all generations. They offer a unique glimpse into life on the American frontier, and tell the heartwarming, unforgettable story of a loving family.