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Recently I started reading the Little House on the Prairie series with my kids. They are loving it! As we are reading the series I can't help but wonder how on earth I missed reading this as a kid. I loved to watch the TV series and probably watched every episode, but I never read the books. I loved to read, so that wasn't why I didn't read them. I think it's more I didn't have the guidance of choosing good literature. I read a lot of fluffy stuff like The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley High. Of course I didn't see either of those choices as fluffy...I attended school at Valley High...Not the same one as in the book but it was still Valley High so I felt like I had a connection to the main characters. Add to it, I was a twin, so I loved to read about the twins in Sweet Valley High. I wanted to know what it was like being a twin past the age of 8 as my twin died in an accident at 8, so I never got to experience going to high school with him. While I was focused on reading fluffy books, I missed out on reading great classics like Little House on the Prairie.
The Little House the Prairie book series is written by Laura Ingalls Wilder based on her childhood memories. The series is sure to delight boys and girls alike.
Book Summary as found on Amazon:
"The book that started it all! Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series, which was based on her life growing up as an American pioneer. This edition features Garth Williams' interior art in vibrant full color.
Told from four-year-old Laura's point of view, this story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Laura lives in the little house with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their trusty dog, Jack.
Pioneer life is sometimes hard for the family, since they must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But it is also exciting as Laura and her family celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town. And every night they are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa's fiddle sending Laura and her sisters off to sleep.