Laura’s family’s first home in Minnesota is made of sod, but Pa builds a clean new house made of sawed lumber beside Plum Creek. The money for the materials will come from their first wheat crop. Then, just before the wheat is ready to harvest, a strange glittering cloud fills the sky, blocking out the sun. Soon millions of grasshoppers cover the field and everything on the farm. In a week’s time, there is no wheat crop left at all.
On the Banks of Plum Creek is the fourth book in the Laura Years series.
Cherry Jones won the Tony® Award for best actress in The Heiress, and received two Tony® nominations for her work in A Moon for the Misbegotten and Our Country’s Good; she can be seen in the films The Perfect Storm, Erin Brockovich, The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, and Cold Mountain.
Paul Woodiel is a versatile purveyor of many styles of violin and fiddle music. A New York-based theatre and studio musician, he is a three-time winner of the New England Fiddle Contest.
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