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Written in six tablets on lined paper, Pioneer Girl follows the Ingalls family through Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, back to Minnesota, and on to Dakota Territory over a sixteen-year period. Using revised Pioneer Girl manuscripts edited by Wilder's daughter Rose Wilder Lane, letters written between Wilder and Lane, photographs, newspapers, and other sources, Pamela Smith Hill and other editors of the Pioneer Girl Project lead readers through Wilder's early recollections and her first attempts at publication. While Laura Ingalls Wilder is a familiar figure, Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography re-introduces readers to the woman who defines the pioneer experience and gives new insight into her motivations and experiences.
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"Pioneer Girl is thrilling and sad, and very revealing about the people in the Little House books and the times they lived in. ... It's not the charming read that Laura's Little House books are, but it's essential for anyone interested in finding out more about her life."
The Irish Times
"Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography … is clearly the definitive work on Wilder. It thrills with new insights and mature content, educates with historical facts and documentation, and enlightens with cultural perspective and commentary, all while maintaining the spirit of adventure and integrity that is the backbone of the Little House world and Wilder herself."
"Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography offers Wilder's complete first draft of her own story, enhanced by scrupulous and wide-ranging new research. . . . And I'm happy to say is a treasure. . . . Wilder pulls off the difficult trick of telling a rich, satisfying story about good people being good. The Pa of Pioneer Girl is still a selfless provider, Ma is a skilled homemaker, Mary a prim playmate, and Laura a good-hearted tomboy. Their stories may have been tidied up on the path between nonfiction and fiction, but their characters remain reassuringly intact. . . . Pioneer Girl is a welcome reminder of the power, even the genius of the Little House books. . . . this annotated edition of Pioneer Girl will deepen and enrich a great American story."
-The Slate Book Review
|Dimensions||229 x 152|
|Date Published||30 Nov 2014|
|Publisher||South Dakota Historical Society Press|
|Subject/s||Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900   History of the Americas   Social & cultural history   Biography & True Stories  |