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The Story of the Ingalls

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Tells the story of the Ingalls family from the Little House on the Prairie series.
Paperback, 44 pages
Published April 5th 2004 by Anderson Publications (first published June 1971)
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Jun 28, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it
Being a child of the 70's, I am of course familiar with "The Little House on the Prairie." Though I have not read the books or seen all the shows when I came across this booklet, I was fascinated and couldn't resist picking it up.

The booklet is a brief (40-page) history of the Ingalls, broken down into small chapters which either covers a member or members of the family or their travels west until they ultimately end up in DeSmet, South Dakota. As the subtitle is "What happened next to Laura's f
Jul 27, 2016 SnowBite rated it it was amazing
This 44 page book fills in so much of what Laura left unwritten between the lines of her Little House books. The author, William Anderson, untangles truth from Laura's gently abridged childhood anecdotes. You'll learn why the Ingalls family left their idyllic Little House in the Big Woods and why Mary lost her sight. And, you may close the book with an unexpected dislike for the real Pa Ingalls, so completely unlike the character played by Michael Landon in the TV series and so unlike the kind, ...more
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Nov 14, 2015 Rene Guyton rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hardcopy
Reading this was finding a good friend again. I bought this book while I was doing my own 'covered wagon' trip, moving from Ohio to Seattle, and taking a week long driving trip to get there.

There were three of us on that trip, and we were in a very small car with everything we thought we'd need to start a new life out West. I've always regretted not being able to take the time to visit the Ingalls/Wilder sites during that trip (or since that time).

But at least I got to pick up this book at a sto
Jul 14, 2009 Carla rated it really liked it
I loved reading about the history od Laura'a family and learning what happened to them after the books were completed. I wish it had been longer!
May 12, 2015 Kristen rated it liked it
Shelves: biography
Fifth grade +.

The true stories of the Ingalls, from the "Little House" series. Many of the original, authentic photographs, along with historical facts and research on the family and the time period.

Children should be acquainted with the "Little House" books before reading this. Excellent insights into the history involved in the popular stories.
Jun 29, 2015 Lorraine rated it liked it
Liked the inclusion of written works by Carrie and Grace. Interesting to read events from another POV
Jun 13, 2015 Lauri rated it it was amazing
All the William Anderson books are worth a read, and this is one of the originals.
Aug 19, 2014 Elizabeth rated it liked it
I learned some new things about Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Ingalls family.
Jul 26, 2010 Kerri rated it really liked it
Read this in preparation to visiting De Smet, SD this summer. Glad I did, I felt so smart when the tour leader led us through the various historical sites and I already knew so much...can't ever get enough Laura Ingalls Wilder and "Little House" stuff!
read again during trip to Walnut Grove and De Smet in 2015
first read 1994
Jun 13, 2012 Rebekah rated it liked it
Loved Grace Ingalls diary in the appendix.
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Also published under William T. Anderson.

William Anderson is an American author, historian and lecturer. He is a specialist in the subject of Laura Ingalls Wilder. He is a director of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum in Mansfield, Missouri.

Anderson has written magazine articles, for publications like The Saturday Evening Post and The Christian Science Monitor and others. He has received m
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