Oh Happy Day! I just found out that there is a new Laura Ingalls Wilder bio coming out on November 20! I am the biggest LIW fan, evah! The Little House on the Prairie books helped me jump from struggling reader in elementary school to voracious consumer of all things history related- a habit that continues to this day. I routinely read the whole Little House series about once a year. I own no less than 10 different supplements to the series, including Pioneer Girl, West From Home and this gem strait from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society:
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Annotated Autobiography will be released on November 20th. You can also read more about the whole project at The Pioneer Girl Project– my new favorite website!
I actually made my grandparents detour through De Smet South Dakota on their way to see family in Iowa, and visit the Ingalls Homestead. I didn’t even care if they brought me anything back, I just wanted know someone who had actually gone there – sort of like Five Degrees of Separation – but way better than with Kevin Bacon. Being awesome grandparents, they made the detour and along with the book, brought me back this stuff, too:
Anyway, I figured it was best to get my obsession with all things LIW related out of the way early. Now you know!
Have you read the Little House on the Prairie books?