I know that for many, this chapter is all about the story of Grandpa and the Sled. If you were atLauraPalooza22, this story came to life thanks to Patty Dowd Schmitz, who shared pictures andvideo of t
Little House in the Big Woods Readalong, Chapter 4
“CHRISTMAS”The very name of the chapter illicited gasps of delight from my 1st-3rd graders as Iread Little House in the Big Woods aloud to them this fall. In all my decades of readingand loving Laura,
Little House in the Big Woods-Readalong, Chapter 3
Last year, I spoke at my father’s funeral. I started out by saying how anyone who knew me knew it wouldn’t be very long until I mentioned Laura Ingalls Wilder, and if you knew my father it would
Little House in the Big Woods – Readalong, Chapter 2
In my childhood home there was a 6×6 square ‘hallway’ of sorts where there were two bedroom doors, a bathroom door and archway into the living room. If the three doors were shut it made a perfect pion
Little House in the Big Woods – Readalong, Chapter 1
If the notion of a read-along is new to you, you’re in for a treat – check the LIWLRA.org website (https://www.liwlra.org/little-house-readalongs/) for all the posts on the previous books. We started i
Prairie Fires Readalong – Epilogue
Epilogue – Definition: a conclusion, comment, postscript, supplement, addendum, postlude, denouement, swan song, peroration.
Does it have to be over? I would rather it not. Ev
Prairie Fires Readalong – There is Gold in the Farm
What happened after Laura’s death to shape the way we see everything ‘Little House’ related today? Who were the players and what roles did they play? Does this change what you think or how you think a
Prairie Fires Readalong – Sunshine and Shadow
According to Caroline Fraser, Laura Ingalls Wilder often wrote this at beginning of her fan letters about her life: “It is a story filled with sunshine and shadow” (479.) As with everything in F
Laura & Rose and Nancy & Emily: Two Women Writers Talk Prairie Fires, Chapter 12
(Guest post by Nancy McCabe and Emily Anderson, in conversation)
Nancy: One of the reasons I chose this chapter is that I’ve always found the relationship between Laura and Rose so intriguing.
Prairie Fires Readalong – Dusty Old Dust
Pick the Dust Bowl chapter, the meteorologist said. I’ll relate to it, she said.
Well, I’ll get to talk about the Dust Bowl, but it looks like I’m going to have to talk politics, too. Let’s take a dee
Prairie Fires Readalong – A Ruined Country
Guest Blog Post by Kristi Martin —
This chapter begins with Laura Ingalls Wilder’s journey to visit her past in the prairies. Returning with her husband to DeSmet, South Dakota was a homecoming to a
Prairie Fires Readalong – Pioneer Girl
This week’s blog was written by Karen and Kevin Pearce Kevin:
As I did with chapter 6, here are definitions for words that I had to look up due to the imparity between Fraser’s vocabulary and my own.