By the Shores of Silver Lake
Title: By the Shores of Silver Lake
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Ma and the girls follow Pa west by train where they make their home at a rough railroad camp and plan for their own homestead.
Lexile Level: 820
Guided Reading Level: Q
The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they move from their little house on the banks of Plum Creek to the wilderness of the unsettled Dakota Territory. Here Pa works on the new railroad until he finds a homestead claim that is perfect for their new little house. Laura takes her first train ride as she, her sisters, and their mother come out to live with Pa on the shores of Silver Lake. After a lonely winter in the surveyors’ house, Pa puts up the first building in what will soon be a brand-new town on the beautiful shores of Silver Lake. The Ingallses’ covered-wagon travels are finally over.