Do you have a youngster who loves Little House on the Prairie? Then this book about children who settled the frontier would make a great gift!
Like the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, Ruth by Lake and Prairie is also about a real girl and tells stories about her day-to-day life during the time that she traveled from Ohio to Illinois via the Great Lakes. Ruth's uncles, John and Joseph Naper, loaded up their schooner, the Telegraph, with family, friends, and everything needed to found the settlement that became Naperville, Illinois.
Based on available history, Ruth's story makes for a great read-to-me book and is also enjoyed by adults. Children will also enjoy the companion Ruth by Lake and Prairie Activity Book filled with crossword puzzles, paper crafts, and coloring pages. Together, they make a great gift for your young settler!