Laura Ingalls Wilder Read by author A classis story is brought on life on audio complete and unabridged for the first time. The little settlement that weathered the long, hard winter of 1880–81 is now a growing town. Laura is growing up, and she goes to her first evening social. Mary is at last able to go to a college for the blind. Best of all, Almanzo Wilder asks permission to walk home from church with Laura. And Laura, now fifteen years old, receives her certificate to teach school.