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The Little House Collection by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Mar 07, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: used-to-own, favorites, children-s-books

I used to own these books, and I wonder (as I do with many other books that have disappeared from my shelves) what happened to them. They are delightful, almost timeless, which is ironic considering that they are about a time, and places, that are long gone. I would read them again and again, and I learned a great deal about all sorts of esoteric things - cheesemaking, Godey's Lady's Book, courting rituals, daily life in the unsettled West, subjects studied in schools (which we have long since neglected in our postmodern milleu, and this neglect, I believe, has contributed to the decline of our overall educational system), employment conditions for men and women, the disempowered state of women - from that period in American history. This constitutes one of my favourite series, the others being Anne of Avonlea, The Great Brain, and a few others which I can't think of off the top of my head.

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