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On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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I loved this book! I am currently rereading the entire Little House series, which I have not visited since I was a kid. I feel like the books just keep getting better. Since it had been such a long time since I read this, I had forgotten most of the plot and, consequently, it was almost like reading this for the first time.

I was left with a few unanswered questions. For example:(view spoiler)

The girls are growing up in this, and Laura especially tests her boundaries a bit more than in the previous books. Sometimes Mary and Laura are downright naughty, but I think that makes the stories more realistic...and of course they usually come to see the consequences of their actions. (view spoiler)

I loved the attention to detail (everything from Ma opening a letter with a hairpin to the joy accompanying a long-anticipated rain), the description, and emotion that just sweeps you into this family's life in such a personal way. I feel like Wilder is really an excellent writer, and her style really makes me feel like I am there on the prairie with the Ingallses. I also love how their pioneer spirit really shines through. In the midst of so many ups and downs they always find a way to keep up hope and to keep moving forward. It's inspiring!

{Listened on audio book narrated by Cherry Jones.}
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Kristin Isn't it amazing to reread the series for the first time in a long time? I did that last year. :)


Audrey Yeah, I'm really enjoying it. :)


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