Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder has recently become one of my favorite books of all time. My mom read this book to me years ago, but I certainly did not appreciate it then as much as I do now. It is amazing how much “life experience” can change your perspective. This book follows childhood story of Laura’s husband, Almonzo, as he grew up in New York state. Stories about farm life, school, and church teach about life in the late 1800’s yet are remarkably applicable to children’s lives today. Character lessons in Farmer Boy include perserverence, patience, hard work, humility, kindness, and so many more. My girls were riveted to the story every time we picked up the book and I could hardly put the book down. I would recommend this book to anyone to read aloud or to themselves.
☆☆☆☆☆ out of 5!