History Literature / LittleHouseOnThePrairie

31st Oct '17 4:11:54 PM valar55
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** In Farmer Boy, Mother is described as having to turn sideways before she can pass through a door because of her hoop skirts. And ''Little Town on the Prairie'' makes a point of the fact that hoop skirts are coming ''back'' in to style. Yes. They got rid of hoop skirts ''and then they came back.''

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** In Farmer Boy, ''Farmer Boy'', Mother is described as having to turn sideways before she can pass through a door because of her hoop skirts. And ''Little Town on the Prairie'' makes a point of the fact that hoop skirts are coming ''back'' in to into style. Yes. They got rid of hoop skirts ''and then they came back.''
31st Oct '17 10:31:08 AM valar55
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** There's also something to be said for Eliza Jane being one of the main reasons why [[AltarTheSpeed Almanzo and Laura get married much earlier than planned]]... because she wants to come to DeSmet and throw them a big church wedding. Considering how she is an antagonist to Laura in ''Little Town on the Prairie'' and would have good reason to be unhappy with her brother's choice of a bride her enthusiasm for the upcoming wedding shows how much she cares about he brother's happiness.

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** There's also something to be said for Eliza Jane being one of the main reasons why [[AltarTheSpeed Almanzo and Laura get married much earlier than planned]]... because she wants to come to DeSmet De Smet and throw them a big church wedding. Considering how she is an antagonist to Laura in ''Little Town on the Prairie'' and would have good reason to be unhappy with her brother's choice of a bride her enthusiasm for the upcoming wedding shows how much she cares about he brother's happiness.
31st Oct '17 9:20:55 AM valar55
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The eight books written and published by Laura Ingalls Wilder are ''Little House in the Big Woods,'' ''Farmer Boy'' (about her husband, Almanzo Wilder), ''Little House on the Prairie,'' ''On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter'', ''Little Town on the Prairie'' and ''These Happy Golden Years,'' chronicling Laura's life from her childhood in Wisconsin to her marriage in what would later become South Dakota.

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The eight books written and published by Laura Ingalls Wilder are ''Little House in the Big Woods,'' ''Farmer Boy'' (about her husband, Almanzo Wilder), ''Little House on the Prairie,'' ''On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter'', ''Little Town on the Prairie'' and ''These Happy Golden Years,'' chronicling Laura's life from her childhood in Wisconsin Wisconsin, to her marriage in what would later become South Dakota.



** Martha. At the age of eight she challenges her friend Lew to a footrace and comes closer to beating him than any boy in the valley. (Bear in mind Lew is the blacksmiths son who's already working in the forge and several years older than her). Later in the book she runs over three miles to get help to a sick tenant and her parents are amazed she made it so quickly.

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** Martha. At the age of eight she challenges her friend Lew to a footrace and comes closer to beating him than any boy in the valley. (Bear in mind mind, Lew is the blacksmiths blacksmith's son who's already working in the forge and several years older than her). Later in the book she runs over three miles to get help to a sick tenant and her parents are amazed she made it so quickly.
31st Oct '17 9:04:17 AM valar55
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Creator/{{Disney}} adapted ''Little House in the Big Woods'' and ''Little House on the Prairie'' into a six-part miniseries in 2005. Carrie was AdaptedOut of the story.

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Creator/{{Disney}} adapted ''Little House in the Big Woods'' and ''Little House on the Prairie'' into a six-part miniseries in 2005. Carrie was AdaptedOut of the story.
25th Sep '17 10:05:10 AM Shoebox
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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: During the family's stint in Plum Creek, Pa ducks the girls whenever they stray too near the deep water. Mary gets the point after one round of this, but Laura finds it fun and asks him to do it again.

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: During the family's stint in Plum Creek, they go swimming in a local lake as a summer treat. Pa ducks the girls whenever they stray too near the deep water. Mary gets the point after one round of this, but Laura finds it fun and asks him to do it again.
20th Sep '17 3:40:27 PM Eggnogyum
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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: During the family's stint in Plum Creek, Pa ducks the girls whenever they stray too near the deep water. Mary gets the point after one round of this, but Laura finds it fun and asks him to do it again.
19th Sep '17 11:25:48 AM Eggnogyum
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** Charles Ingalls, who laughs off disasters that would drive other people to a sobbing fetal position, and Caroline Ingalls, who opts to bear them stoically.
25th Aug '17 12:06:05 AM K
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** His sister Eliza Jane also hates her name thanks to an embarrassing ordeal in school. It doesn't help that, once Nellie Oleson tells the other girls ''why'' Eliza Jane hates her name, Laura's friend Ida writes (with a little editing help from Laura) a nasty but humorously catchy limerick about it that half the little boys memorize and then sing loudly through the entire town. Eliza Jane needless to say is not pleased. By the time she pops up in the Rose series, she insists on being called "E.J." (Laura still calls her 'Eliza Jane' in her letters to Rose. Whether that's because Laura is too formal to use such an informal nickname or because she still hates E.J. is left as an exercise for the reader.)

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** His sister Eliza Jane also hates her name thanks to an embarrassing ordeal in school. It doesn't help that, once Nellie Oleson tells the other girls ''why'' Eliza Jane hates her name, Laura's friend Ida writes (with a little editing help from Laura) a nasty but humorously catchy limerick about it that half the little boys memorize and then sing loudly through the entire town. Eliza Jane needless to say is not pleased. By the time she pops up in the Rose series, she insists on being called "E.J." (Laura still calls her 'Eliza Jane' in her letters to Rose. Whether that's because Laura is too formal to use such an informal nickname for her much-older sister-in-law or because she still hates E.J. is left as an exercise for the reader.)
10th May '17 6:00:09 PM Jellybean12
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** The books are also a sanitized version of Laura Ingalls Wilder's actual experiences growing up. Laura's memoir, ''Pioneer Girl,'' was her unabashed documentation of her childhood with her family. Her daughter, Rose, helped her edit and soften the story to make it into a children's story and make it more palatable to publishers. Her original account includes stories of domestic violence, murder, theft, rape, and adultery; it also makes mention of the family having to leave towns in the middle of the night after being unable to settle debts, Laura being hired out as a nanny to a family as a young teen (and almost being molested by a drunk man while staying with them), and the family staying in a hotel adjacent to a saloon with all manner of unsavory experiences that went along with that. The series makes Laura's ''childhood'' TasteLikeDiabetes.

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** The books are also a sanitized version of Laura Ingalls Wilder's actual experiences growing up. Laura's memoir, ''Pioneer Girl,'' was her unabashed documentation of her childhood with her family. Her daughter, Rose, helped her edit and soften the story to make it into a children's story and make it more palatable to publishers. Her original account includes stories of domestic violence, murder, theft, rape, and adultery; it also makes mention of the family having to leave towns in the middle of the night after being unable to settle debts, Laura being hired out as a nanny to a family as a young teen (and almost being molested by a drunk man while staying with them), and the family staying in a hotel adjacent to a saloon with all manner of unsavory experiences that went along with that. The series makes Laura's ''childhood'' TasteLikeDiabetes.TastesLikeDiabetes.
10th May '17 5:58:16 PM Jellybean12
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** The books are also a sanitized version of Laura Ingalls Wilder's actual experiences growing up. Laura's memoir, ''Pioneer Girl,'' was her unabashed documentation of her childhood with her family. Her daughter, Rose, helped her edit and soften the story to make it into a children's story and make it more palatable to publishers. Her original account includes stories of domestic violence, murder, theft, rape, and adultery; it also makes mention of the family having to leave towns in the middle of the night after being unable to settle debts, Laura being hired out as a nanny to a family as a young teen (and almost being molested by a drunk man while staying with them), and the family staying in a hotel adjacent to a saloon with all manner of unsavory experiences that went along with that. The series makes Laura's ''childhood'' TasteLikeDiabetes.
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