Book reviews from The Free Lance-Star.
Go back to ‘The Little House’
By Sandy Mahaffey
The Free Lance-Star
SOME books are timeless. Some are loved by readers of all ages. Laura Ingalls Wilder was a gifted writer who wrote a series of such books. Their popularity was revived even more by a long-running, beloved television series.
“The Little House Books” has just been released by The Library of America in a lovely, two-volume boxed set. The volumes contain all eight of the “Little House” series and a posthumous novella, “The First Four Years,” all edited by Caroline Fraser.
Readers of all ages will treasure this lovely set, and appreciate the gifted prose of Wilder as she follows the early life of her family as they grow, living in the woods, on the prairies, and in the small frontier towns in America.
Grandmothers and mothers will delight in introducing the next generation to Laura, born in a log cabin, traveling in a covered wagon, marrying and having children of her own. But they will also enjoy peaceful time revisiting the friends of their youth.
Sandy Mahaffey is editor of the book reviews for The Free Lance–Star.
THE LITTLE HOUSE BOOKS
Laura Ingalls Wilder
(Library of America, $60, two-volume boxed set)
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