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LITTLE TOWN ON THE PRAIRIE by Laura Ingalls Wilder


From the Little House on the Prairie series, volume 7

by Laura Ingalls Wilder ; illustrated by Garth Williams

Pub Date: Nov. 20th, 1941
ISBN: 0060581867
Publisher: Harper

These books are written in the third person, as if they were fiction, but actually each successive volume provides another panel in the autobiography of the author. 

This one is for distinctly older girls than its predecessor, as Laura secures her first post as school teacher, and puts her own school days behind her. (And young Wilder appears on her horizon, surprisingly—to her—acting as her escort whenever occasion warrants Not quite so surely successful as her earlier books, but once more a revealing and intimate picture of life in the Dakota territory, summers on the homestead, winters in the prairie town, socials, suppers, spelling bees, revivals, church, school, literary societies —and adolescent ambitions and interests. 

For some reason, the almost-a-young lady Laura isn't quite as real as the child of the wilderness.