Sara Jean, September 4, 2011 (view all comments by Sara Jean)
I am writing this review not just to remind you but to remind myself of what we were all once long ago. Before unemployment, wars, and the insanity of our government, America was a little house on the prairie. A promise of free land drove the Ingalls family to leave everything they had in Wisconsin for a fresh start on the wide open prairie lands. Their journey was told through the eyes of little Laura Ingalls. From the woods of Wisconsin the family traveled west to where Indians lived and wild things still run free. Ma was afraid of what awaited them in the new country, but Laura wasn't for Pa had promised Laura that maybe she would get to see a papoose. I first discovered the Little House series when I was very young, and I still peruse through them even now when I am well past the age of innocence, yet still in love with that simplicity of life. Laura's family faced sickness, blizzards, and life's daily hard labors, but she always had her family and the hope of a better tomorrow. All children should be required to read this set of books.
Wilder's ability to capture the thought patterns of a child while also conveying the complex details of pioneer life make all her books fascinating.
by Sarah H.
by Harper Collins,
The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for Kansas. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their little house on the prairie. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows. Sometimes pioneer life is hard, but Laura and her folks are always busy and happy in their new little house.
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