Katharyn's Reviews > On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894

On the Way Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Aug 08, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult, historical-fiction
Recommended for: Michele, Lizzie
Read on August 08, 2010 — I own a copy

The diary of Laura, the memories of Rose, and a some historical pictures give us the Wilder's move from Souse Dakota to Missouri. The saving, the camping, the passers by on the road... Written before the Little house books, Laura proves her teacher's hand by maintaining a very similar writing style to that of her later series.

Growing up, Laura felt the same pull as her father to move west; now the wife and mother though she still enjoys the adventure she come to learn the stress of uprooting your life on the hope that things will be better further down the way. In Rose's recollections and notes you can hear her's eye rolling at her mother's worries and fretting.

A much happier note to end the series on than "First Four Years".

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