Books

Pioneer Girl: The Path Into Fiction

Pioneer Girl: The Path Into Fiction

Our articles about recently-released books are great resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and her Little House books. Here is a brief overview about Pioneer Girl: The Path into Fiction. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Editor: Nancy Tystad Koupal Publisher: South Dakota State Hist Society Pr; Annotated edition...

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Books by William Anderson

Books by William Anderson

Author and historian William Anderson was introduced to the Wilder books in elementary school, as were millions of other American children. Today, he is one of the foremost historians of the Ingalls family and his groundbreaking research has resulted in many books, which we have detailed below. Anderson also serves as a director of the...

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Books by Rose Wilder Lane

Books by Rose Wilder Lane

In the history of literature, there’s nothing quite like the relationship between Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter, the journalist Rose Wilder Lane. One of the most remarkable things about the Little House books is how the series grew out of their close and often contentious relationship. Even before their collaboration, Rose was...

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The Rose Wilder Lane Series

The Rose Wilder Lane Series

Roger Lea MacBride, the “adopted grandson” and heir of Rose Wilder Lane, was born in New Rochelle, New York in 1929. His father, Burt MacBride, was an editor for Reader’s Digest when Rose wrote for the magazine, and he introduced his teenage son to the author. Roger loved to listen to Rose’s stories and political theories, and the two...

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The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder: Biographies of her Life and Times

The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder: Biographies of her Life and Times

Laura Ingalls Wilder said, “All I have told is true, but it’s not the whole truth.” She was right – her Little House books provide a window into her experiences growing up in the 19th century amid the hardships of the Great Plains. But her life and legacy extend far beyond the books she wrote. Throughout her life, Wilder saved her early...

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Memoirs by the Little House Cast

Memoirs by the Little House Cast

From its first pilot broadcast, the "Little House on the Prairie" TV series has captivated audiences across the world. Fans of the show have helped it to live on, attending conventions and meeting with the stars to talk about their experiences. For their part, several of the cast members have documented their time on the show and their...

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Walnut Grove Hits Home: Prairie Values for the Modern Family

Walnut Grove Hits Home: Prairie Values for the Modern Family

Our articles about recently released books are good resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Walnut Grove Hits Home: Prairie Values for the Modern Family by Alicia Hogan Murphy.   Buy Now! Author: Alicia Hogan Murphy Publisher: Bear Manor Media (June 19,...

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Historical Perspective or Racism in Little House on the Prairie?

Historical Perspective or Racism in Little House on the Prairie?

Imagine you are reading a book that you loved as a child, perhaps you are reading it to your young child, or that you are reading it for the very first time. You come across the words “the only good Indian was a dead Indian.” Do you put the book down in horror, shocked by the cultural insensitivity of the author? Do you decry the author...

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Storiarts Little House on the Prairie Collection

Storiarts Little House on the Prairie Collection

We are delighted to announce the launch of a line of exclusive Little House on the Prairie-inspired designs from Storiarts. This Little House on the Prairie Collection features text and illustrations from the Little House books! Check out their new Little House on the Prairie-inspired product line below.     The Storiarts...

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The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder Inspired Giveaway (CLOSED)

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder Inspired Giveaway (CLOSED)

“The grass grew green again and the woods were full of wildflowers.” Little House in the Big Woods Long before she was a writer, Laura Ingalls Wilder was a gardener and farmer, growing food for the table and raising crops for sale. In the beautifully crafted articles shared with us by Marta McDowell, she depicts Laura Ingalls Wilder as...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: Naturalist

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Naturalist

“Rabbits stood up with paws dangling, long ears twitching, and their round eyes staring at Mary and Laura.” On the Banks of Plum Creek I’d like to suggest a thought experiment. Instead of categorizing Laura Ingalls Wilder as an American children’s author, think of her as a nature writer as well. Take her titles. The Little House books...

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Dr. George A. Tann, Pioneer Physician and Neighbor to the Ingalls

Dr. George A. Tann, Pioneer Physician and Neighbor to the Ingalls

Some of you may recall the doctor who helped the Ingalls family when they fell ill in Chapter 15, “Fever ‘N’ Ague” of Little House on the Prairie. He was based on George A. Tann, a pioneer, physician, and neighbor of the Ingalls family.  We are excited to explore the real-life of Dr. George A. Tann. Late summer in the Midwest is hot,...

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20 #LittleHouseMoment Shares from our Friends

20 #LittleHouseMoment Shares from our Friends

When we launched the Little House on the Prairie® Andover Fabrics giveaway and created our Instagram account, people began sharing their everyday, heart-warming moments with us using the hashtag #LittleHouseMoment. Now, we'd like to share with you 20 #LittleHouseMoment shares that we absolutely loved. There were so many special moments...

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Little House on the Prairie Gift Guides

Little House on the Prairie Gift Guides

While the Ingalls family didn't have much, they delighted in selecting or making thoughtful gifts for each other. We want to celebrate that giving spirit with our Little House on the Prairie gift guide for adults, teens, and children. Something for every fan on your list! For even more Little House on the Prairie gift ideas be sure to...

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Interview with Pamela Smith Hill – Editor of Pioneer Girl

Interview with Pamela Smith Hill – Editor of Pioneer Girl

We had the opportunity to interview Pamela Smith Hill, the editor of Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography, and author of Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer's Life. Pamela has contributed several articles to this site already, with more to come in the future. Q: How did you become interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder? I’ve been a bookworm...

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The Little House Cookbook Review

The Little House Cookbook Review

You can't help but think about food as you read through the Little House books - so much of a pioneer's life revolved around growing and acquiring food on a seasonal cycle. Indeed, large passages of the books are dedicated to the description of food and meals. So it's no surprise that one of the books inspired by the Little House series...

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