Laura's family is moving from their house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, it's gotten too crowded in the Big Woods. Pa sells their home, they pack up what they can take in the wagon and leave what they can't in their house, pile into the wagon and the little family of five is off on a grand adventure into the Indian country of Kansas. There they will build a new life, starting with a new house. They love their new home on the prairie, but of course things aren't always wonderful. There are Indians, scary animals, diseases and lots of mosquitoes. I love these childhood classics. I just finished reading this book with our 5 year-old. She is just loving reading about "Mary and Laura." These books are so fun to read with or to have children read. They are taught about life in pioneer times without our modern conveniences of cars, video games, indoor plumbing etc.