I didn't like this one as much as Plum Creek, but it was still an enjoyable read. I was more interested in learning about Laura in this book than about the homestead plot. For example, I noticed throughout that Laura likes to be outdoors and do things that are not considered ladylike. We also see that Ma wants Laura to be a teacher, but Laura isn't very interested in that. It just makes me wonder what is going to happen to Laura when she becomes older so I'm definitely looking forward to reading the rest of the series to find out.