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Book Review – On the Banks of Plum Creek

I was reading “On the Bancks of Plum Creek” when someting horiblie happened to Pa’s wheat. You see back then their used to be a bug named a Rockei Mouinton lokes. They are just like a grasshoper but much worse. They eat everything like crops, gardens, leaves, cloths, and even each other. It is very bad because that was all of their monie. The lokeses were so much that they were like giant clowds in the sky that would cover up the sun. You could hear them eating. When they fall from the sky they were like hale. They left the earth bare. It was very sad. One day they went away and never came back. They are extinct now. No body nows why. I am glad becaus my PaPa has beans and corn and we don’t have worry about them coming and eating his crops. It was very bad time for Loura and her family.

Allen C.


Comments on: "Book Review – On the Banks of Plum Creek" (4)

  1. Wow Allen….A lot of people remember that chapter in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s book, “On the Banks of Plum Creek.” I did not know that they weren’t actually the grasshoppers that we know of today…that they were actually called Rocky Mountain Locusts! I didn’t know that they were extinct as well. I always learn something when I read your stories. I would add more about the time period that this story is referencing to. Let your reader know when this is taking place….and when these locusts were such a problem for the farmers. Keep up the good work!

  2. Very interesting and very informative Allen. I am so glad too that the Rocky Mountain Locusts are extinct so Papa doesn’t have to worry about them. I am looking forward to your next story. Thanks for letting us know about the locusts being extinct!! Good deal.

  3. The Purple Pheonix said:

    Great job, Allen! Now I know just a little more about the world was then.


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