Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of A Little House Traveler: Writings from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Journeys Across America.
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (January 25, 2011)
Laura Ingalls Wilder crossed the country by covered wagon, by train, and by car. Here, Laura’s journal entries and letters from three of her most memorable journeys have been collected in one volume. On the Way Home recounts her 1894 move with her daughter, Rose, and her husband, Almanzo, from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, where Laura would live for the rest of her life. In West From Home, Laura wrote letters to Almanzo about her adventures as she traveled to California in 1915 to visit Rose. Finally, The Road Back tells the story of Laura and Almanzo’s first trip back to DeSmet in 1931, the town where Laura grew up and where she fell in love with Almanzo. Laura’s candid sense of humor and a keen eye for observation shine in this wonderful collection of writings about the many places she called home.
About the Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. She and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. Later, Laura and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There, believing in the importance of knowing where you began in order to appreciate how far you’ve come, Laura wrote about her childhood growing up on the American frontier. For millions of readers, Laura lives on forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.
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