|Laura and her family move to Minnesota where they live in a dugout until a new house is built and face misfortunes caused by flood, blizzard, and grasshoppers. *Author: Wilder, Laura Ingalls/ Jones, Cherry (NRT) *Series Title: Little House-the Laura Years *Publication Date: 2003/04/01 *Binding Type: CD/Spoken Word *Grade Level: 3-4 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 5.75|
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Laura's family's first home in Minnesota is made of sod, but Pa builds a clean new house made of sawed lumber beside Plum Creek. The money for materials will come from their first wheat crop. Then, just before the wheat is ready to harvest, a strange glittering cloud fills the sky, blocking out the sun. Soon millions of grasshoppers cover the field and everything on the farm. In a week's time, there is no wheat crop left at all.
On the Banks of Plum Creek is the fourth book in the Laura Years series.
In the fourth book of the Little House series, the Ingalls family travels by covered wagon through Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa to Minnesota. When they reach their destination, Pa purchases some land and builds a log cabin with real glass windows and a hinged door. But, in addition to some good times, the family must contend with not only a blizzard but a spring grasshopper attack that ruins their crops.