Little House in the Highlands

  • Title: Little House in the Highlands
  • Author: Melissa Wiley Renée Graef Dan Andreasen
  • ISBN: 9780064407120
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback
  • Little House in the Highlands Meet Martha the little girl who would grow up to be Laura Ingalls Wilder s great grandmother It s and six year old Martha lives in a little stone house in Glencraid Scotland Martha s father is
    Meet Martha the little girl who would grow up to be Laura Ingalls Wilder s great grandmother It s 1788, and six year old Martha lives in a little stone house in Glencraid, Scotland Martha s father is Laird Glencaraid, and the life of the Laird s daughter is not always easy for a lively girl like Martha She would rather be running barefoot through the fields of heather aMeet Martha the little girl who would grow up to be Laura Ingalls Wilder s great grandmother It s 1788, and six year old Martha lives in a little stone house in Glencraid, Scotland Martha s father is Laird Glencaraid, and the life of the Laird s daughter is not always easy for a lively girl like Martha She would rather be running barefoot through the fields of heather and listening to magical tales of fairies and other Wee Folk than learning to sew like a proper young lady But between her dreaded sewing lessons, Martha still finds time to play on the rolling Scottish hills.

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    About Melissa Wiley Renée Graef Dan Andreasen


    1. Melissa Wiley is the author of than a dozen books for kids and teens, including The Prairie Thief, Inch and Roly Make a Wish, Fox and Crow Are Not Friends, and the Martha and Charlotte Little House books She lives in San Diego with her husband and their six kids Melissa blogs about her family s reading life at Here in the Bonny Glen She is melissawiley on Twitter.


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    1. I was a little skeptical about this imagining of Laura Ingalls Wilder's great-grandmother's Scottish childhood, but it turned out to be quite lovely. I have no idea how much of it is based on fact, other than the character names, location, social position, but if it's just "this is the way her life might have been," that works as well. The author put in a lot about daily life in 18th century Scotland, including not just how to spin, but beliefs about fairies and brownies, and recountings of tale [...]

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    2. You don't have to be a young girl to enjoy the Little House books. I started as a young boy with Little House in the Big Woods, and have hungerly picked up every book as they became available (Okay, the Laura years were all written before I was born - I am talking about Rose, Charlotte, Caroline and Rose). Now in my 30s, rereading them is like visiting old friends.As far as continuing series, I love going from Caroline into Laura into Rose, because its like the story just continues. I am sad, th [...]

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    3. My children and I have enjoyed reading this series. Of course, it isn't written by Laura Ingalls Wilder, but the book does catch much of her spirit.

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    4. One of the best first books in the series sets. And it's set in Scotland adding a new twist. Super fun!

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    5. This book is completely adorable. From the time I set eyes on it, I knew I was going to love it! The whole Martha series is amazing, but this book is the best one in the series. I've read and re-read this book over and over again, it's so cute and feel-sy good-y, and so easy to read too! I think I actually might like this series better than the Laura series (but by only a little, mind you.) Martha is so love-able, and all her family. The Stone House sounds exactly like somewhere I would want to [...]

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    6. My girls loved this story!

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    7. it was very interesting

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    8. This is a very fictionalized story of Laura Ingalls Wilder's great-grandmother Martha Morse. She's the daughter of a Laird (which is true) in Glencaird, on Loch Caraid (neither of which is a real place). Her four siblings are all older than her. Thus, being the youngest and only 6 years old, it makes sense that she's confused when it comes to pregnancy talk!This book takes place in 1788, so America is nearly as old as Martha. I do think it's odd that they call it America. Not the United States o [...]

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    9. Meet Martha the little girl who would grow up to be Laura Ingalls Wilder’s great-grandmother. It’s 1788, and six year old Martha lives in a little stone house in Glencraid, Scotland. Martha’s father is Laird Glencaraid, and the life of the Laird’s daughter is not always easy for a lively girl like Martha. She would rather be running barefoot through the fields of heather and listening to magical tales of fairies and other Wee Folk than learning to sew like a proper young lady. But betwee [...]

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    10. I had no idea that the "Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder expended at much as it does. I love reading about other countries so this book was really cool. I'm definitely going to look into more of these books.

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    11. What a sweet idea! Books that give a glimpse of what life might have been like for Laura Ingalls Wilder's great grandmother Martha, growing up in a Laird's household in Scotland. And very well done. Short, sweet story with realistic elements and a warm, family feel to it.

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    12. One of our family's favorites. A classic.A great choice for every child's bookshelf.

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    13. I think that it is a good book for children 9 and up. I enjoyed it very much. I would recommend this book.

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    14. Furthering my complete education on the Laura Ingalls Wilder oeuvre. Is this great literature? No. But it's fun and the local Scottish color is interesting.

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    15. This companion series to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House series is perfect for young girls or those who are still young at heart. The Marta Years is a four book series covering the young years of Martha Morse, Laura’s great grandmother, in her home in Scotland. I would style this as an introduction into the series. We really get to meet Martha, her family, and are introduced to the way of life in Scotland in the 1770’s.Martha is a spirited young girl. She would rather play outside with [...]

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    16. Do you ever reread a childhood classic and suddenly remember all the dreams and ideas you got from it? This book is one of those for me. It gave me interests in things like box beds, spinning, Scotland, and stories about the Wee Folk.Martha Morse is a lovable main character. She is spunky and energetic, but has a tender and compassionate heart. Her books may be my favorite in the whole Little House Series!I love the Stone House (It's probably my favorite fictional house!), and I love the jovial [...]

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    17. N'aw. Guys, I want to go to Scotland. Martha Morse is Laura Ingalls' great-grandmother. E'erone knew that already. I attempted to read it in my best Scottish accent, which means that I forgot until they started using dialogue and then I remembered. And now I want to speak Gaelic and with a Scottish accent. It's a lot whimsical, but then, Martha is six in this book. Six-year-olds tend to focus on the fun things. The superstitions were fascinating. I'm intrigued by the haggis. But really, now I wa [...]

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    18. Even though this book is written more toward a youth, I enjoyed reading. It's an easy read for people like me that my mind is full and can't settle down to sleep. It's nice to pick it up and clear my mind with nice thoughts of Scotland and the history of Scotland and how live was like then. And then loving Laura Ingallas and her stories just adds to this book to know your reading about her great grandmother. If you like History, Scotland, and just in general a nice read you would like this book. [...]

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    19. Of the whole entire Little House giant series, this book is my absolute favorite. Maybe because it isn't set in America, although I think it's more because Martha is just so charming and endearing. It was only about 6 years after I read this book that I found out that Martha was only five years old in the story. It had never mattered to me before; she was so mature! I loved seeing her grow up, though! There is something quite charming about her family; all the brothers and sisters and the archai [...]

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    20. This is the first of a whole series of books that tell the (fictionalized) stories of several generations of ancestors of Laura Ingalls Wilder (written by several different authors, so depending on your library, they may not all be shelved together). They are written at a simpler level than the original "Little House" books, and are shorter and have simpler plots. Because they are historical fiction, they do require some background explanation of certain settings, concepts, and situations, but f [...]

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    21. The Little House on the Prarie books are classics. However, although these are well-written for children's books, I do not think that they hold the same weight as Laura Ingalls Wilder's books did. I enjoyed this book when I read in 3rd grade. What makes the Little House books special was the fact that it was a first person narrative of the West during the nineteenth century, and I could relate to Laura and her sisters. These are, in essence, fiction. I don't know. They're okay. Not fanatastic, m [...]

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    22. I remember the first time I discovered that there were Little House books that were not about Laura. I saw a "Little House family tree" that was included in the front of my copy of "Little House in the Big Woods". I was so against reading these other books, they were not by Laura, nor were they written by the girls that they were about. How could they possibly be as good? Well I wish I had given them a chance. This book was wonderful. Sure it didn't have Laura's voice, and it isn't as "true" as [...]

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    23. I loved this book! I got into Laura Ingalls Wilder as a child, and when this series started coming out, I stuck to it. I love Martha; she's a great character, and of all the characters in the Little House series, she's my favorite aside from Laura. Martha has spunk, and her life is so interesting. I loved reading about the laird of a small estate, and I learned so much about Scottish history and domestic life. I would recommend this book for any young girl interested in history or curious and in [...]

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    24. I enjoyed this as much as the original Little House books and I wish it had been available when I was young. I read it out loud to my boys and I we enjoyed it very much since a Scottish accent is probably my favorite accent to read in. The only negative was that since the Laura years were based on true stories I assumed that these would be too. However, they talked about fairies and brownies a little too much, so it seemed more like a fantasy story. I thought it would be more factual. I don't kn [...]

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    25. A great introduction to the beginning of the Little House series. Martha is a spunky and adventurous child with a kind heart. Written to reflect the style of the Laura series, the books follow Martha through her daily adventures and family events. Great setting information from the author - just enough to feel as if you are on the loch, but not too detailed. Highly recommended for all fans of Laura I wish Melissa Wiley was able to complete the series, as the characters are lovable and engaging.

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    26. I have never read any of the little house series and thought it would be good to start with Laura's great-grandmother. I was expecting a simplistic story given the age this series is for, but I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. I would give this book 3 1/2 stars. I loved learning about the scottish culture during the 18th century and Martha's story, simplistic as it was, held my attention. I do plan on reading the entire series and hope all of them will be as satisfying as this one has [...]

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    27. It is a little house book so it is obviously for younger readers. But It's enjoyable at any age. It tells about Laura Ingalls Wilder's great grand-ma who lived in Scotland (until she was an adulte moved then). It is very simaler to the 'Laura Years' as it tells of things that happend during Martha's childhood. I liked because of the Scottish setting. A good thing to read if you have nothing better to do or love Scotland :)

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    28. Älskade Lilla huset på prärienböckerna när jag var liten och läste de flera gånger. Upptäckte nyligen att det finns böcker av andra författare som skrivits senare om Laura Ingalls Wilders gammelmormor, mormor, mamma och dotter också. Har första serien om hennes gammelmormor som utspelar sig på slutet av 1700-talet på de skottska högländerna. Skall bli kul att läsa och få sig lite historia blandat med barndomsminnen.

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    29. I really enjoyed this book. It was probably my favorite in the Martha Years and I would greatly encourage Little House fans to read the whole little house series beginning with Laura's great grandmother, Martha, and ending with Laura's daugher, Rose. It was so much fun reading about the different times these women lived in. Rated three stars because it is way below my reading level so it is a entertaining fast read.

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    30. A pre-cursor to the Little House on the Prairie series, this is Laura Ingalls great-grandmother. Written by Wiley, not Wilder, it still retains the same tone as the little house books. Set in Scotland, Martha Morse is an impetuous tomboy much like her descendant will also be. A sweet, fun, easy read. I'll probably pick up the other books in the series, too. Don't think (m)any of my middle school kids will, though. Good for elementary though.

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