Did you ever want to know the life of a pioneer. In this book Laura Ingalls is going to school for the first time and dealing with a snob, Nellie Olson. Laura is always busy helping her Ma. She finds a great way to relax, Plum Creek. My favorite part was when Laura and Mary had a party and Nellie Olson was rude to their Ma. Laura got her back by waking up the old crab. She told Nellie, "Run! He will pinch your toes off." Nellie ran into some muddy water and when she came out of it, leaches were all over her legs. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Historical Fiction.