A Little house traveler : writings from Laura Ingalls Wilder's journeys across America / by Laura Ingalls Wilder.Material type: BookPublisher: New York, NY : Collins, 2011Edition: 1st pbk. ed.Description: 344, 13 p. : ill., geneal. table, maps ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780060724924 ; 0060724927 .Subject(s): Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957 -- Correspondence -- Children's fiction | Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence -- Children's fiction | United States -- Description and travel -- Children's fictionDDC classification: 813/.6
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<p>This collection of journal entries and letters from Laura Ingalls Wilder's travels across the country is a fascinating glimpse into life and travel in the early twentieth century.</p> <p>Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the beloved Little House series, crossed the country by covered wagon, by train, and by car. Here, Laura's writings from three of her most memorable journeys have been collected in one special volume.</p> <p>On the Way Home recounts her 1894 move with her daughter, Rose, and her husband, Almanzo, from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, where Laura would live for the rest of her life. In West From Home, Laura wrote letters to Almanzo about her adventures as she traveled to California in 1915 to visit Rose. Finally, The Road Back tells the story of Laura and Almanzo's first trip back to DeSmet in 1931, the town where Laura grew up and fell in love with Almanzo.</p> <p>Laura's candid sense of humor and keen eye for observation shine in this wonderful collection of writings about the many places she called home.</p>
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.