I do not know about you but when I was a young girl, I LOVED the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. If I could not find something to read at the library I would check out an old favorite by Mrs Wilder. Now I have a set at home that I can peruse whenever I wish to visit the Prairie. When the tv show appeared on NBC, I have to say I was a bit disappointed. Mary and Laura looked as I had pictured them...Ma was gentle and kind as in the book but Pa( Michael Landon) called her Carolyn not Caroline as I had called her in my head as I read the books. Also..Michael Landon as Pa? He would not be cast in my version. Frankly the man who played Mr Edwards looked more like Pa as Laura described him in her books. Books are just better as you can picture the scene in your mind without the help of Hollywood.
When I first read news releases concerning Pioneer Girl, An Annotated Biography, I knew I would be first in line at the library to get a look at it. Well believe it or not, our small Priceville Library had it on the shelf when I went for my weekly visit to the library. Thank you Paula!( our librarian is excellent at getting the books the readers are interested in!!).
The first three sisters.
Laura..she was quite pretty for that day and time.
This book is one to be enjoyed for years. It is not really a book that you sit down and just inhale!! And you will be a bit disappointed to find out that Laura painted a pretty picture of her life growing up when in reality, it was not so rosy. Her books were fiction so she added stories and took away some of the grittier reality. Pioneer Girl was just one book that spanned Laura's life time and it was shopped around to publishers with no takers. Laura, with Rose's help, turned Pioneer Girl into a series of books that are still treasured today. If you are a Laura Ingalls Wilder fan, then you will want to read this gem.