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Calling all Little House on The Prairie fans! Pioneer Girl is both the original mauscript for what became the Laura Ingalls Wilder series and the story behind these iconic books of the American West. Pioneer Girl was originally an autobiography written for adults. Laura Wilder and her daughter Rose spent three years writing and rewriting it, but no agent or publisher would stay with the project. Finally Mrs Wilder sat down alone at a little oak desk and using her life as inspiration, wrote Little House in the Big Woods as a children’s book. She wrote by hand, in pencil, on a lined paper tablet. Her daughter typed it up and the rest is publishing history. Pioneer Girl is beautifully annotated to show how and where true life events show up in the Little House books. Its fascinating to see how she wove biographical events and added new characters and events to creative a dynamic narrative that has captivated generations of girls. I was a total Little House fanatic. I made little models of the cabins for my daughters and even bought the Little House on the Prairie Cookbook. (FYI the recipes sounded much better in the books than they tasted) . Pioneer Girl provides another way to go deeper into the story.
And I saved the best part for last. I was thrilled to read that Mrs Wilder did not even start writing these books until she was 60– and continued to write until well into her 70’s. Yes! Many of my fellow bloggers started writing after thier children were grown. Others worked at jobs that paid the rent if not the soul. Reading that Laura Ingalls Wilders began her career as a novelist as a senior is so inspiring!