Almanzo Wilder is going west! He and his family are moving all the way from their cozy farm in Malone, New York, to the bustling town of Spring Valley, Minnesota. Almanzo can’t wait to explore, but life in Spring Valley isn’t what he expected. The Wilders have to stay with relatives in a small, cramped house where Almanzo’s aunt Martha is cold and unfriendly. Almanzo longs for the freedom he had back home, and he especially misses his horse, Starlight. Even as he makes new friends at school and helps his father pick a plot of land for the family to settle on, Almanzo can’t help but wonder: Is Minnesota the right place for the Wilders? Or do they belong in New York?
First introduced in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic Little House book Farmer Boy, Almanzo Wilder’s adventures continue in Farmer Boy Goes West.
About the Author
Heather Williams is the pen name for Tui Sutherland, author of several children’s books, including Nellie Oleson Meets Laura Ingalls, Who Was Harry Houdini? and the Pet Trouble series. She is also one of four authors working on the bestselling Warriors and Seekers books under the name Erin Hunter. In 2009, she was a two-night champion on Jeopardy!, which is not something she could have done in Almanzo’s day! She currently lives in Boston with her family.