Little House, Revisited

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In this novel authorized by Little House Heritage Trust, Sarah Miller vividly recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier in a dazzling work of historical fiction, a captivating story that illuminates one courageous, resilient, and loving pioneer woman as never before--Caroline Ingalls, "Ma" in Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House books. In the frigid days of February, 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family leave the familiar comforts of the Big Woods of Wisconsin and the warm bosom of her family, for a new life in Kansas Indian Territory. Packing what they can carry in their wagon, Caroline, her husband Charles, and their little girls, Mary and Laura, head west to settle in a beautiful, unpredictable land full of promise and peril. The pioneer life is a hard one, especially for a pregnant woman with no friends or kin to turn to for comfort or help. The burden of work must be shouldered alone, sickness tended without the aid of doctors, and babies birthed without the accustomed hands of mothers or sisters. But Caroline's new world is also full of tender joys. In adapting to this strange new place and transforming a rough log house built by Charles' hands into a home, Caroline must draw on untapped wells of strength she does not know she possesses.
Publisher: New York, New York : William Morrow, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780062685346
Characteristics: 367 pages :,maps ;,24 cm.


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Jan 22, 2018

I liked the relationships the family had with one another and their neighbors. Traveling via horse and carriage took time and made me grateful that cars are now used.

CatherineG_1 Oct 26, 2017

Sarah Miller writes the Little House story from the perspective of Caroline Ingalls or Ma.
She was chosen by the Laura Ingalls Foundation and remained quite true to the original story.
Miller captures the love Ma had for her children, husband and extended family.

JudyK_KCMO Oct 04, 2017

What did Ma of Little House on the Prairie think about leaving family in Wisconsin to travel to Kansas with Pa, Mary and Laura. This novel is a retelling of the beloved Wilder classic from Ma's perspective. While the book is enjoyable, it borrows dialogue and plot lines from the original story. A unique rendition of the original.

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