Brigette, Morgan and Gable Review By The Shores Of Silver Lake

By The Shores Of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Color Palette: (Morgan’s specialty)

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Describe it in 25 words or less.

Brigette: The Ingalls family move to Silver Lake where they claim a homestead and begin to settle down.

Morgan: The continuation of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s pioneer-childhood adventures.

Gable: The adventures of Laura Ingalls continue in another exciting novel for all ages.


Brigette:Classic/Children’s Literature

Morgan: Classic/Children’s Literature/Historical

Who was your favorite character and why?

Brigette: Laura because the way in which she handles things is very admirable.

Morgan: Laura because she was fun, smart and the most relatable out of all the characters.

Gable: Laura because I could relate to her the most and she had her freedom and good times but she was also responsible and kind to others.

Who was your least favorite character and why?

Brigette: Pa because I feel like he doesn’t think things through.

Morgan: Mary because she was a little bit of a brat.

Gable: Mary because she was snotty with everyone.

Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?

Brigette: The first chapter was a rude shock and you hardly had time to get used to things before you were taken off somewhere else.

Morgan: All the Little House books are interesting from the beginning.

Gable: It was a like a smack in the face at the start because all of a sudden there’s all this bad stuff that happened. I kind of backed away a little bit from it because of that but it gets better and better as it goes on.

Was it plot or character driven?

Morgan: Slightly more on the character driven side.

What did you think of the ending?

Brigette: The ending made me feel a weird mixture of relief and uneasiness.

Morgan: Good.

Gable: A nice calm ending for a book with so much going on at once.

What was the moral of the story?

Brigette: The ending made me feel a weird mixture of relief and uneasiness.

Morgan: No matter where you live, you can still make it a home.

Favorite quote:

Morgan: “We’d never get anything fixed to suit us if we waited for things to suit us before we started.” – Pa

Gable: “Laura knew that she was not a little girl any more. Now she was alone and she had to take care of herself. When you must do that, you do it and then you are grown up.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Did you learn anything?

Brigette: A bit about how railroads were built.

Have you read other books in the series?

Brigette: The girls and I are reading the Little House series together. You can see our review of Old Town In The Green Groves here.

Songs: Pa played a lot of songs on his fiddle in this book, but we could only find 3 for you to listen to.
Jingle Bells
The Gypsy’s Warning
Three Blind Mice

Who would you recommend it to?

Brigette: People who are reading the whole series or people interested in the lives of the pioneers.

Morgan: Those who have read the previous Little House books, those who are interested in the pioneers and their lifestyle or those who move house a lot.

Gable: People who are very interested in pioneer life on the prairie.

Number of unknown words:


Morgan: 7

Gable: 17

Craft/Activity: Learn how to knit mittens.

Sourdough Biscuits
Codfish Gravy

How many times have you moved house?

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One thought on “Brigette, Morgan and Gable Review By The Shores Of Silver Lake

  1. Love these books! Right now, my son and I are reading the very last one of all the series. We will be sad when we’re finished. We went a little out of order and are finishing up with The Martha Years!

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