Melissa Wiley, author of such wonderful Little House books like Across the Puddingstone Dam, On Tide Mill Lane and other Martha and Charlotte stories, will no longer be writing them. We fans are so disappointed. I've read the first three Charlotte books (I don't know what I was thinking to read the Charlotte ones before the Martha ones--I usually never read out of order.) to the children and they love them. We've taken it slowly and will start reading them again. It saddens me to hear that the publishers are offering the abridged editions. The books are going fast so if you want to have the unabridged editions buy them now.