If anything, it is better than her enchanting Little House in the Big Woods. Factual -- the material is drawn from her own pioneer childhood -- but told as story. The Ingalls' family moves on to a prairie homestead, and first from a sod house, then from a newly built cabin, they lay the groundwork for farming life, with all its mishaps. Laura is always in trouble, but a staunch young person when brought to the test. It is perfect Americana.