Almanzo Wilder is a central figure in the Little House on the Prairie series of books, as he marries the author Laura Ingalls Wilder. But which books does he appear in?
Farmer Boy is the first time readers are introduced to Almanzo, as the book centers on his life as a boy on a farm in New York State.
By the Shores of Silver Lake
Readers are re-introduced to Almanzo briefly in By the Shores of Silver Lake in the chapter Moving Day near the end of the book.
The Long Winter
In this book, as the town of De Smet suffers extreme hardship due to the near constant blizzard conditions throughout the winter, Almanzo plays a central figure as he “saves the town” with Cap Garland by procuring enough wheat for the township to survive the winter.
Little Town on the Prairie
Laura is becoming a young woman with a vibrant social life in her small town and Almanzo is introduced as one of her potential suitors.
These Happy Golden Years
Laura and Almanzo begin a serious courtship in this book and eventually marry.
The First Four Years
This book centrals on the married lives of Laura and Almanzo, and the hardships they endured during the first four years of their marriage.