“She understood the meaning of hardship and struggle, of joy and work, of shyness and bravery. She was never overcome by drabness or squalor. She never glamorized anything; yet she saw the loveliness in everything.”
~ Illustrator Garth Williams about Laura Ingalls Wilder
In 1930 Laura Ingalls Wilder finished her autobiography, Pioneer Girl, at the age of 63. Throughout the next several years she drew from this over-arching work to create a series of children’s books known collectively as the Little House books. With the help of her daughter Rose Wilder Lane, the books were shaped into a historical fiction that has drawn fans for decades.
Recently, South Dakota Historical Society Press published the acclaimed Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography edited by Pamela Smith Hill, which brought the original manuscript Laura wrote to life. And now, finally, a definitive work exploring the importance of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s work, Pioneer Girl Perspectives is a collection of informative essays to bring new depth to her stories.
About the Giveaway
One Copy of Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder – Edited by Nancy Tystad Koupal, this book is a collection of expert and relevant voices lending insight to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s stories.
One Copy of Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography – Expertly annotated by Pamela Smith Hill, Pioneer Girl is a published copy of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s original manuscript.
One Copy of Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life – Thoroughly researched and beautifully written by Pamela Smith Hill, this biography is a fascinating look at how Wilder’s life and writing career intersected.
One Copy of The Jumping Off Place – by Marian Hurd McNeely and illustrated by William Siegel, this 1930 Newbery Honor Book is a tale of adventure, resilience, and triumph over adversity.
One Copy of Circling Back Home: A Plainswoman’s Journey – by Darcy Lipp-Adorc, this engaging book highlights one woman’s journey to reconnect with her family’s heritage of endurance.
One DVD of the “Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder” documentary – Learn more about Laura Ingalls Wilder in this insightful hour-long documentary directed by Dean Butler.
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House on the Prairie has always been a favorite of mine; I love the television show .
I watched the very beginning of Little House on the Prairie with my four daughters(all in their early 50’s) and they still watch it. One daughter got the whole set of DVD’s for Christmas from her husband. We also took a tour with another daughter last year in DeSmet, South Dakota and could not have asked for a better trip. We also bought her one of the first sets of books for Christmas, which she still has. I bought quit a few gifts as Christmas presents for our daughters. I have a few sets of the DVD’s and plan on the rest. Thanks for the memories.
I’ve loved the Little House books since I was in grade school in Dodge City, KS. I would picture myself in a covered wagon, while traveling across the prairies…. In adulthood, my family and I have visited DeSmet, SD, Independence, KS, and Mansfield, MO to see various sites from the books.
Thank you, Laura Ingalls Wilder for giving yourself in your writings to generation after generation. 🙂
Two rainy days ago, I pulled out an old copy of Little House on the Prairie and began reading it to my two grandchildren. They were mesmerized. Right in the middle of fording the river, when Jack disappeared, we realized that two pages were missing! What a cliffhanger! We scoured the internet for an audiobook version, and came across the Disney version of Little House on the Prairie. For the next four hours, no one moved from the TV as the girls ‘binge-watched’ the entire 4 hours of the series. The rain didn’t matter to us that day, as we were lost in the world of Laura Ingalls and the Little House on the Prairie.
I grew up watching and reading the Little House Books. I bought them all with my babysitting money when I was a teen. I’ve started collecting the series and have all the books. Would love these you are giving away. I have been to the museum in Kansas and bought some things in the gift shop.
I love watching little house on the Prairie. There a 100% better then the showsecond they have on now,wishes they would put them back on.
Little House on the Prarie has been part of my soul since I was a little girl. I found that I often daydreamed about the life the lead and wished I lived back then. I still have all the books and as a teacher I allow my students to read the to they also may appreciate such a wonderful piece of our history. I hope that I can win a set of these books so that I can first read more on the Ingalls and family and teach more about them to my students.
I grew up watching LHOTP ! I have a collectible Little House – The First Five Novels! I love it and it will be passed down to my grandchildren! It would be wonderful to read the Perspective books. And the Jumping off Place and Circling Back Home sound very intriguing!
I love watching little house on the prairie. I think I have seen all of the episodes a bunch of times and still watch them
What can you say? It’s Laura Ingalls Wilder. Who would not want these beautiful books. Love to have for my own little Laura.
I love these books! I look forward to reading them again in my retirement! I’d love to win these books!!
I have read all things “Laura”. Many nights when our power was out, I would read her books to my children by lamplight. I took my Mother, Aunt, and daughter to Mansfield. I carried on the books with my Granddaughter and even took her to Mansfield. I have another little granddaughter now and will look forward to sharing Laura with her.
I love all the little house on the prairie books. I raised my children with them. Eileen
I have loved theses stories along with my daughters and now my grand daughters!
I love these stories, and watch them on t.v. when ever they ate available. I also love the books.
I Love Little House on the Prairie books and tv shows.
I was introduced to Laura Ingalls Wilder by a teacher while in grade school. I have read all of her books as well as the book the First Four Years by her daughter Rose Wilder Lane. I loved the books and have several of them still. My children have read them as well. Now it is my grandchildren’s turn. I live in Missouri just a couple of hours from Mansfield Missouri and have been by her and Almanzo’s farm there. I would love to have the books to pass along. The books that she wrote and about her would have a wonderful message for my family to pass on for generations to come.
I love the little house books and the TV show. Love to get more little house books
I would love to have these books. I really enjoyed reading the Little House on the Prairie Books and watching the Movies.
It is my dream to go to all the Little House sites and tours. I would love these books. I have even made Little House On The Prairie quilts.
I have always been a huge fan of Laura. Caroline Ingalls was my role model while raising my children. I have made two trips to Mansfield Missouri from Alabama to visit Laura and Almanzo’s home. I read the Little House series to all my children and now they read them to their children. My son at times ask me to read and tells his children we are honored and calls me the guest reader. It is so special.
I love Little House on the Prairie. Watch it everyday. Would love to have the books.