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By the Shores of Silver Lake

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN #: 
Price: $75.00
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Publisher Location: New York
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good+
Edition: Later Printing
Pub Date: 1947
some wear to tips and corners, slightest bit of soiling to covers; jacket spine sunned, wear to tips, corners and edges, chipping, price-clipped. An early printing letter coded A-W so January, 1947. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Hard Cover. By the Shores of Silver Lake is based on Laura's late childhood spent near De Smet, South Dakota, beginning in 1879. Because her sister Mary was recently blinded due to an illness, Pa asks Laura to "be Mary’s eyes" by describing what she sees, and Laura becomes more patient and mature through this service. The book also introduces Laura's youngest sister Grace Pearl. "One always hesitates as to whether these stories of Laura Wilder's childhood belong with fiction or non-fiction... A splendidly written contribution to factual frontier material, of special interest to the Middle Western market." Virginia Kirkus for Kirkus Reviews. By the Shores of Silver Lake was the second of five Newbery Honor books for Ingalls Wilder, books 4 to 8 in the series. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.