Memorable Monday #28

Posted November 5, 2018 by thebeccafiles in / 14 Comments


Happy Monday! The purpose of memorable Monday is to showcase a book that you’ve read in the past and share how/why it has stuck with you.

This week I’m featuring:


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Simply put, if you haven’t read any of the Little House on the Prairie books–your life is incomplete and you need to remedy that immediately! Haha but seriously, they’re great and they’re part of what made me fall in love with history at a young age. Adults and children alike can enjoy them and they will certainly stick with you long after you close the back cover 🙂

About the Book:

The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for the big skies of the Kansas Territory. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their house. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows. Just when they begin to feel settled, they are caught in the middle of a dangerous conflict.

About the Author:Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in the Big Woods of Wisconsin on February 7, 1867, to Charles Ingalls and his wife, Caroline.When Laura was still a baby, Pa and Ma decided to move to a farm near Keytesville, Missouri, and the family lived there about a year. Then they moved to land on the prairie south of Independence, Kansas. After two years in their little house on the prairie, the Ingallses went back to the Big Woods to live in the same house they had left three years earlier.

This time the family stayed in the Big Woods for three years. These were the years that Laura wrote about in her first book, Little House in the Big Woods.

In the winter of 1874, when Laura was seven, Ma and Pa decided to move west to Minnesota. They found a beautiful farm near Walnut Grove, on the banks of Plum Creek.

The next two years were hard ones for the Ingallses. Swarms of grasshoppers devoured all the crops in the area, and Ma and Pa could not pay off all their debts. The family decided they could no longer keep the farm on Plum Creek, so they moved to Burr Oak, Iowa.

After a year in Iowa, the family returned to Walnut Grove again, and Pa built a house in town and started a butcher shop. Laura was ten years old by then, and she helped earn money for the family by working in the dining room of the hotel in Walnut Grove, babysitting, and running errands.The family moved only once more to the little town of De Smet in Dakota Territory. Laura was now twelve and had lived in at least twelve little houses. Laura grew into a young lady in De Smet, and met her husband, Almanzo Wilder, there.

Laura and Almanzo were married in 1885, and their daughter, Rose, was born in December 1886. By the spring of 1890, Laura and Almanzo had endured too many hardships to continue farming in South Dakota. Their house had burned down in 1889, and their second child, a boy, had died before he was a month old.

First, Laura, Almanzo, and Rose went east to Spring Valley, Minnesota, to live with Almanzo’s family. About a year later they moved south to Florida. But Laura did not like Florida, and the family returned to De Smet.

In 1894, Laura, Almanzo, and Rose left De Smet for good and settled in Mansfield, Missouri.

When Laura was in her fifties, she began to write down her memories of her childhood, and in 1932, when Laura was 65 years old, Little House in the Big Woods was published. It was an immediate success, and Laura was asked to write more book about her life on the frontier.

Laura died on February 10, 1957, three days after her ninetieth birthday, but interest in the Little House books continued to grow. Since their first publication so many years ago, the Little House books have been read by millions of readers all over the world.

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14 responses to “Memorable Monday #28

  1. I remember reading Little House on the Prairie in Elementary school! 🙂 Memorable Monday looks like so much fun. It’s too late for me to join this Monday, but do you do this every Monday? Could I linkup with you in the future?

    • Absolutely! You can join anytime! I run it every week. Once you create your post simply come back and add your link to the InLinks page (click the little blue frog). I just ask that you link back to my page so that your followers can see the posts from others participating (and sign up as well if they’re interested). Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions!

  2. Patsy Curry

    The Little House books should be read by adults as well as children. I loved them when I first read them in 3rd grade. When I read them as an adult, I was struck by how hard their life had been.

  3. I absolutely adored Little House on the Prairie! I have my old collection of LHOTP that I will one day pass on to my daughter. I can’t wait for her to read them so we can talk about them.

  4. Ellie

    I used to watch Little House on the Prarie on tv, but I’ve never read any of the books! I wasn’t able to link up for some reason this week. I hope you have a good week!

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