Last summer I read you the fifth chapter of The Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Of course it is slightly edited to make it easier to understand. This summer I will read you the sixth chapter. This summer the story is about meeting bears in the forest. If bears are not handled correctly, they can be a threat to one's life.
Five summers ago I read you chapter one. (Summer Story Chapter 1 Part 1) The story is about a little girl, named Laura, and her family. She grew up in the American wilderness about a hundred and fifty years ago. At that time, America was an undeveloped country without modern factories, electricity, telephones, roads or cars. Her family lived in a little log house in a big forest. They had to grow or hunt all their own food. In the first chapter we learned about life in the forest and the games they played.
In the third chapter (Summer Story Chapter 3 Part 1) you learned about the gun her father used for hunting. His gun was not modern and was not easy to use. He needed to be very skilled to shoot animals and bring meat home to eat.
In the fourth chapter (Summer Story Chapter 4 Part 1) they had cousins visit for Christmas. However their family-Christmas was very different from our modern shopping holiday. Their conservative religious values and real poverty limited the way they celebrated Christmas.
Last summer was the fifth chapter (Summer Story Chapter 5 Part 1) it was still winter and the girls must stay indoors. However it is Sunday and Laura's family were puritanical Christians. Her parents and grandparents were very strict about what must be done, and what must not be done, on Sunday.