Little House Series - Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Re: Little House Series - Laura Ingalls Wilder

Post by jenjayfromSA » 26 Aug 2017, 03:57

Definitely the books. Personally I loathe TV series from books. It loses all validity. I've seen Pioneer Girl on Amazon, but haven't read it. A bit pricey. There is also her account of their journey east - regret haven't read that either! Snow? What's that?

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Post by Karen0823 » 19 Sep 2017, 11:09

I read the Little House books in elementary school. I wasn't much of a reader at that time in my life but I remember falling in love with this series. I wanted to be Laura.
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Post by fraun » 21 Sep 2017, 20:52

The Little house books kindled my love for litrature, i had read the entire set three times by the time i was ten and twice more before i turned eighteen. I enjoy the manner in which Mrs Wilder wrote and feel i can relate to her in many ways.

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Post by Palfree » 29 Sep 2017, 12:28

I read the series multiple times. I loved each one of the books. It is too difficult to pick just one as my favorite. I have since read other books about Laura and her family.

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Post by Brandi Noelle » 17 Oct 2017, 14:31

This was my mom's favorite series as a kid (in the 60s) and become one of mine twenty years later. My daughter is 4 years old now and I look forward to reading them to her when she is a little older. She is fascinated by history like me, so I'm hoping she enjoys them as much as I did. "On the Banks of Plum Creek" was definitely my favorite. I think it appeals to younger readers because they can relate to Laura as a child.

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Post by The Irmuun » 20 Oct 2017, 09:33

i love the most farmer boy

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Post by Kat Berg » 22 Oct 2017, 19:50

GKCfan wrote:I suggest that you look around for some of the books and articles about what Wilder left out of her books. It's very interesting and adds to the story, making the story more complex.
There has recently (fairly recently, anyway) been someone who has published her journals and some of the stories are quite terrifying. People self-immolating, abuse, murder, etc. Other than the overt racism that was taken as a matter of course when these were written, they are quite sanitized and child-friendly. I absolutely loved them as a kid, even if I am shocked by some of the things that I never noticed when reading them as a child. But, my favorite is The Farmer Boy. It reminds me of my grandparents and the way they would celebrate holidays.

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Post by Basya » 07 Nov 2017, 14:30

Since I grew up in the Great Plains, this series resonated with my third-grade self. Decades later, I was happy to find it on the shelves of my elementary school library.

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Post by ayorinde ayodotun » 13 Nov 2017, 12:55

good review

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Post by teacherjh » 20 Apr 2018, 11:09

I love this series. I read them all as a child. I have always been interested in early America and learning how they survived. The simplicity and creativeness of it appeals to me. Maybe that's why I'm learning to make things myself now.
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Post by strawberrysab » 21 Apr 2018, 16:16

After reading them as a kid, I decided it was time to dust them off and went for Little House in the Big Woods. I loved it and hated it at once for all the detailed descriptions of the family activities.
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Post by Lil Reads » 07 Aug 2018, 10:07

Kat Berg wrote:
22 Oct 2017, 19:50
GKCfan wrote:I suggest that you look around for some of the books and articles about what Wilder left out of her books. It's very interesting and adds to the story, making the story more complex.
There has recently (fairly recently, anyway) been someone who has published her journals and some of the stories are quite terrifying. People self-immolating, abuse, murder, etc. Other than the overt racism that was taken as a matter of course when these were written, they are quite sanitized and child-friendly. I absolutely loved them as a kid, even if I am shocked by some of the things that I never noticed when reading them as a child. But, my favorite is The Farmer Boy. It reminds me of my grandparents and the way they would celebrate holidays.
I keep meaning to read some of her journals since I knew she had to adapt some of what she wrote in the books for publication, but I didn't know about some of the darker details. Have any of these supplemental materials been published within new editions of the books?
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Post by TamHarper » 09 Aug 2018, 10:53

I have read, The Little House on the prairie. The are very interested, it's like going back, in time. I can imagine, myself being in the stories..

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Post by Abigail R » 09 Aug 2018, 11:43

I have always loved this series! The first one was probably my favorite because it is what started my love for them. I would always pretend to be Laura. We have the box set of all of them somewhere, I need to find them and reread them.

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Post by Cher432 » 26 Aug 2018, 14:59

I have only read Little House on the Prairie and I can't really remember the characters as it was so long ago, maybe I will give it another try.

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