The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
Publish date: April 14th 2011
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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An interesting read for anyone who loved the Little House books growing up, and desperately wanted to be Laura.
McClure, a lover of the Little House on the Prairie books, starts to research Laura Ingalls Wilder's life. It's a ramble through McClure's psyche, really, with far more information about the author than about Laura herself. But I think she did get at some of the things that make the Little House b...
I loved the Little House books as a child and as soon as I saw the illustrations on the cover of this book, I knew I had to read it. Those illustrations have stuck with me for years. I never quite realized how much of Little House in the Big Woods nestled itself into my brain until I began reading t...
While I've never had the compulsion to recreate the world of the Little House books I was a pretty big fan of the series so, for the most part, I enjoyed this audio. The parts where the author traveled to the various Little House sites were my favorites and I also enjoyed learning more about Rose W...
"And then, for a while afterward, one question kept nagging at me: what would LIW think of all this -- the home-steading movement, Sam and Heidi Ackerson, the Wisconsin church group and their preparedness retreats? Like Rose, Laura disliked FDR and the public-works programs of the New Deal. They bot...
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