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Pioneer Girl: The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder Paperback – February 2, 2000
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If a child has never heard of Laura before, I suspect that they may not be very interested in this book because the challenge of cramming a biography covering 90 years of a person's life within the publishing industry standard of a 32 page picture book, has hindered the author's ability to present many captivating stories and interesting details about her life. They may also not "get" the interest in her life (in particular) and perhaps may view this more as a story of "just" a life of a pioneer girl in more of a historical context of hearing what life was like in America back then. There is much to learn about "just" the Pioneer Days aspect of this book, though. (Although my wish is that all children would read and know the wonderful stories contained in the Little House series.) The book doesn't really capture the unique and endearing qualities of Laura's personality and it is not a funny book. The text sometimes seems to rush through her life seeming to mostly focus on why they decided to move to a new place and what they liked there and then repeating the format through her many moves. (Those of us who already know these basics about her life won't see a problem with this, it will then be seen as more of a nice synopsis and summary of her life.Read more ›
If you have a youngster interested in this author and her story this book is highly recommended.
But the illustrations. Oh! I love the illustrations. Big, detailed, gorgeous illustrations. So... as far as I'm concerned, we hang onto this book for the illustrations and read the Little House books.
Hint: Even boys like the Little House books -- there is plenty of Indian adventure and pioneer work to satisfy them!
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The illustrations were very good but I thought I was ordering the book Laura wrote for adults about what her life was really like, not the story that was slanted toward children. Read morePublished 4 months ago by barb hofman
Good book to share with your students. Who doesn't love Laura Ingalls Wilder?Published 5 months ago by Martin, Inc...
Although the story itself is a very good read, I read this same story in another book. I think publishers are trying to sell more books by renaming the book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Shelty
I ordered a different book on Wuilder. It was disappointing to receive one not as described..Published 10 months ago by GrAmazon
I bought this for my granddaughters and they love it!!!Published 12 months ago by Cynthia S Destefani