Sunday, February 22, 2015

Laura Ingalls Wilder Country... by William Anderson

"The People and Place Behind Laura Ingalls Wilder's LIfe and Books"

I picked this book up for Stray Thoughts Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge. I really enjoyed this "real life" peak and tour into Laura's life. Filled with historical photos and drawings of Laura and her family, family artifacts and pictures of the prairies and homes or replicas thereof where they lived and an engaging commentary. You saw the creek, the farms and landscapes of Laura's life. There were lots of little tidbits that I had never known before that made for a very interesting read. I also found the U.S. map co-ordinated with the different locations of major events of Laura and her families lives very interesting. It really opened my eyes to how much she really did move over her lifetime. Perfect for anyone who has read Laura's books or even watched the tv series to see a real life perspective in photos.

If you'd like to join in on the reading challenge skip on over to Stray Thoughts and join in!

Will also be linked to Semicolon Saturday Review of Books


Faith said...

my youngest LOVED the entire series of Little House books and when she was 6 she wanted us to take her to the museum house in Missouri. ( too far) which I now regret never doing with her. at age 16 she is no longer interested but she might enjoy this book. I think I'll look for it! thanks for the review!

Barbara H. said...

How neat it would be to see some of the places she has lived. I know Anderson has written a number of books about her but somehow I haven't come across them so far. Thanks for the mention! I'll have to see if the library has it.

Karen said...

I always enjoy reading about "the story behind a story." Loved the Little House books as a child. Now, my nephew is reading them. They're just timeless.

Annette Whipple said...

This is one I haven't read or seen yet. I'm trying to read lots of LIW related books to learn more about her. I'm sharing them at my new-ish blog Little House Companion. :)