Little House on the Prairie

Wilder, L. E. (1963). Little House on the Prairie. New York: Little House Heritage Trust.

Laura’s Pa is sick of the big woods. There are too many people living there. He decides to move Ma, Mary, Laura, and Baby Carrie to the Kansas plains where he says no one lives yet and where there is elbow room.

Genre: Historical non-fiction

Grades: 3rd-6th

Audience: Parents, Teachers, Students

I would give this book a four. There is some very obvious racism against Native Americans in this book, but it is a good representation of the time period in which the Ingalls family lived and the troubles that could occur living in a pioneer situation.

Have you ever heard of Laura Ingalls Wilder?

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