Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder

This book is what the original Little House books are based on.  It is the collaborative efforts of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter Rose Wilder Lane.  Rose Wilder Lane was a famous writer, in her own right.  When her mother decided to write her life story, Rose helped with the editing.  This collection is sometimes very different from the fictionalized Little House series.  It is quite an eye opening experience for those readers who have always believed that those books were the true accounts of Laura's life.  Pioneer Girl is the basic bones to all Little House stories.  The autobiography itself includes incredibly interesting facts about the people and places that Laura mentions in her series.  Photo's are included of all of the characters.  Pioneer Girl rounds out and fills in what we know or what we thought we knew about Laura and her life.

It's a highly interesting read and a must have for collectors of Laura Ingalls Wilder.


  1. Yes, thank you. I read Donald Zochert's book after reading Laura Ingalls Wilder's story-books and I enjoyed what Donald Zochert did add to the stories. This must be another view to the real pioneer girl's story, even closer to the reality of sickness and poverty which she so lovely disguised in the children's books.


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