On Tide Mill Lane (2001)

On Tide Mill LaneBy Melissa Wiley

Illustrated by Dan Andreasen

The Charlotte Years, Book Two

New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001 (abridged edition, without illustrations, 2007)

Synopsis

Original 2001 edition

The Little House books have captivated millions of readers with their story of Laura Ingalls, a little pioneer girl growing up on the American frontier. Now travel back two generations before Laura’s and read the story of Charlotte Tucker, the little eastern girl who would grow up to move west to the frontier and who would become Laura Ingalls Wilder’s grandmother.

Winter is coming to Roxbury, and Charlotte’s days are filled with cornhusking and candle dipping and helping Mama mind baby Mary. But the war is still going on, and Charlotte worries about Will, Papa’s striker from the blacksmith shop, who is marching north with the militia. Then one day Charlotte hears bells ringing all the way from Boston, and that night every building in the town common is lit up with candles. Could it be that peace has finally come?

On Tide Mill Lane is the second book in The Charlotte Years, an ongoing series about another spirited girl from America’s most beloved pioneer family.

On Tide Mill Lane (abridged edition)Abridged 2007 edition

It’s 1814, and winter is coming to Boston. While Charlotte is busy helping Mama take care of the house and care for her baby sister, Mary, she’s also worried about her friend Will, who is marching north with the militia. Then comes a sign that the war may be over!

Contents

Original 2001 edition

The Cornhusking (1-17)

In Town (18-39)

The Letter (40-50)

Candle Making (51-66)

The Tree in the Parlor (67-78)

What the Bells Said (79-91)

Washington’s Birthday (92-113)

Infection (114-125)

The End of the Road (126-139)

Sharp Tongues (140-153)

The Wedding Supper (154-167)

Spring News (168-181)

The New Teacher (182-193)

Hello and Good-bye (194-202)

The Smithy at Night (203-212)

Rain on the Window (213-224)

The Hurricane (225-238)

After the Storm (239-258)

Abridged 2007 edition

The Cornhusking (1-10)

In Town (11-24)

The Letter (25-35)

Candle Making (36-43)

The Tree in the Parlor (44-48)

What the Bells Said (49-55)

Washington’s Birthday (56-69)

Infection (70-77)

The End of the Road (78-86)

Sharp Tongues (87-95)

The Wedding Supper (96-104)

Spring News (105-112)

The New Teacher (113-118)

Hello and Good-bye (119-124)

Rain on the Window (125-133)

The Hurricane (134-145)

After the Storm (146-159)

Read more about Charlotte’s adventures in The Road to Roxbury by Melissa Wiley: The Tucker House (1-4)

Links

Little House Books (official website)