Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957,

A Little house traveler : writings from Laura Ingalls Wilder's journeys across America / by Laura Ingalls Wilder. - 1st pbk. ed. - New York, NY : Collins, 2011. - 344, 13 p. : ill., geneal. table, maps ; 20 cm.

On the way home: Diary of a trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894 (With a setting by Rose Wilder Lane) -- West from home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder San Francisco, 1915 -- Road back: Laura Ingalls Wilder's record of the journey back to De Smet, South Dakota, 1931 -- Extras. meet Laura ; Laura's family tree ; Letters to Laura ; Laura's final letter to Rose.

By the mid-1930s Laura Ingalls Wilder's journeys had taken her from Wisconsin to South Dakota, from Missouri to California and back again. She had traveled by wagon, by train, and by car; alone, with her husband, and with her daughter. She had watched the times, seasons, and people change over six decades of traveling. But one thing remained the same: Laura always kept a pencil and paper with her to jot down notes about her experiences. For the first time ever, writings from three of Laura's most memorable trips have been collected in one special omnibus edition featuring historical black-and-white photographs. One the Way Home recounts her 1894 move with Rose and Almanzo from South Dakota to their new homestead in Mansfield, Missouri. West From Home consists of letters from Laura to Almanzo as she traveled to California in 1915 to visit Rose. Previously unpublished materials from Laura and Almanzo's car trip in 1931 now tell the story of their first journey back to DeSmet, the town where Laura grew up, where she met Almanzo, and where they fell in love. Laura's candid sense of humor and keen eye for observation shine through in this wonderful collection of writings about the many places Laura Ingalls Wilder called home.

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Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957 --Correspondence--Children's fiction.


Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence--Children's fiction.


United States--Description and travel--Children's fiction.

PS3545.I342 / Z42 2011

813/.6

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