Storyteller on the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder and Her "Little House" Books

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Literature, English, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House, history, pioneers


Children's and Young Adult Literature | Comparative Literature | English Language and Literature | Fiction | United States History


When I first started reading Laura Ingalls Willder's Little House series, I was int eh third grade. I have yet to stop. Even today, as an adult, I still receive great pleasure in reading about the Ingalls' pioneering adventures.

I enjoyed the series so much that I decided to sue it as the topic for my Senior Literature Project. I did not realize how difficult it would be. For one thing, resources on Laura Ingalls Wilder were limited. For another, I was afraid that if I delved deeper into the books and analyzed them to death, I would end up becoming totally sick of them, or, worse yet, hating them. I felt paralyzed intellectually until a history class allowed me to focus my view on one aspect in the books: technology.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

English: Literature and Writing

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