Reading/Interest Level: Young Adult
Author: William Anderson; Laura Ingalls Wilder
In this rare collection of letters composed by Laura Ingalls Wilder in her adult years, readers get an inside look into the mastermind behind the Little House on the Prairie series. With no story line or plot to follow, readers instead follow Wilder through her aging years on the farm and through her many cross-country travels. Williams Anderson connects the letters with background information and explains the subject matter throughout in brackets.
While this intriguing bundle of letters might prove useful in an in depth research project on Laura Ingalls Wilder, and the avid Little House on the Prairie fan might pour over the pages, the casual reader will probably find the length and subject matter boring. It isn't written as a story designed to keep you entertained but rather as a factual timeline of events penned by Wilder's own hand. The density of this book might prove beyond high school aptitude, however the focused researcher will be able to gleam much from this collection of Laura Ingalls Wilder's letters.