Does anyone reread The Little House on the Prarie books like I do?Does anyone reread The Little House on the Prarie books like I do? Nancy #questionnaire
I read them aloud to my kids this winter. 🙂
I am working through the series with my kids! I am really enjoying seeing the books through their eyes.
I plan on rereading the series this summer; then I’ll read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s biography, Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser.
You should also read Caroline: little house revisited by Sarah Miller! It is Ma’s take in the trip from the Big Woods to the Kansas Prairie. It is really good!
@Marty thanks for the recommendation! I’ll definitely read that one too.
@Marty I read it a couple of weeks ago and loved it. I read all of her books over and over again as a child and am now collecting them from thrift stores/yard sales for my granddaughter who is just learning to read.
They were my absolute favorite as a kid! I would love to go back and reread them!
I used to read By the Shores of Plum Creek and These Happy Golden Years every year. I have not for a while. I am feeling the urge to read through the series one day soon.
We listen to the audio books on road trips. The kids love them.
I reread these and the Anne of green gables books regularly.
I have read them a couple of times. My daughter read a few of them when she was in first grade and she enjoyed them as well.
Over and over. And then to my children.
I’m rereading them now!!! ???
I re read the Outlander Series. As a kid- I re read Anne of Green Gables series many times, and just did the whole thing again last summer.
I’ve read them all, I especially loved the book about Almonzo’s family.
I read in a LIW biography that Laura herself loved Almanzo’s stories, too. If you remember, so much of Farmer Boy is about how his family enjoyed plenty – plenty of food, animals, supplies. Things the Ingalls family never had.
It’s been years since I read them. I should do it again.
I have the entire set along with Anne of Green Gables and all the Little Women books. I reread them every so often. It always feels like coming home.
Yes, it’s like reliving good parts of my childhood:)
Yes I have!
Oh this is odd. One of my friends JUST posted about a new Laura Ingalls book (non-GAR post): The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Marta McDowell.
We visited Rocky Ridge on a RV trip through Missouri and learned there was much more to the stories than what she published in the Little House books. I am currently reading Prairie Fires, a new biography of Laura, and I read Pioneer Girl, which was her original manuscript. The story of how she really grew up and wrote the books, plus how she and her daughter edited them to be more readable and saleable, is remarkable. I plan to reread the series once I have finished her biography.
Read them in grade school, rarely read a book twice, though.
Yes!!! Passing them on to my daughter (and seeing her read them and love them) has been one of my greatest literary joys!!
Just downloaded all the LIW books in audio form to listen as I drive 10 hours to visit DeSmet, SD, location of last 4 titles. I’ll stay in a covered wagon on Pa’s actual homestead land, go to a live LIW pageant, and visit all of the sites such as Pa’s house in town, the surveyor’s house, cemetery, etc. Can’t wait!
Got it for Christmas in 1982! Shaped my love of reading!!!!
Read her biograpjy last summer. Very informative
Yes! Every decade or so. I find a little something different each time, along with the old friends I grew up with.
I haven’t but now think I will!!??
Getting ready to start those with my granddaughter.
When winter is really getting to me, I re-read The Long Winter.
Can’t re-read “Long Winter” in the winter time, it makes me too cold!
I wore my set of these books out rereading them.
I still have my Little House books that I bought at my elementary schools bookfair back in the mid 70s- the start of my love of reading. I have reread them too. ?
Just picked this up to read from the library.
Finished awhile back…..very eye opening if you are a fan of the Little House books.
My fourth grade teacher would read them to us after recess. I give her the credit for my love of reading.
MINE did too. It was wonderful to hear those stories.
Every year at Christmastime as a gift to myself!❤️?
I read them all as kid. Loved and love them.
yep, regularly! I find it interesting how my view and understanding of the book changes as I get older.
Yes! I was shocked they werent on the list! Re- Read them every 10 years.
Laura ingalls wilder my favourite author of all time ??
Every year. Usually every Winter, around Christmas. I’ll start with The Long Winter, then start from the beginning with Big Woods.
that’s exactly what i do <3 nebraska winters can be long & boring, the new book 'prairie fires' about the ingalls family is great
I have not- but I think I will now!
No, but I think I should….. LOVE them! I re-read the Mitford series all the time by Jan Karon, very comforting!
Yes. And what I call the extras.
Love that series.
My second grade teacher read them to us. I visited the sight on the prairie where they basically lived inside the side of a hill. Visited walnut grove and the museum. So fun.
One of my most cherished birthday presents from my mother.
I read them all as a child and then again in my 30s. Have you seen the new book Caroline? Its from the mom’s perspective. I bought it but I’m reading about Wallis Simpson first.
Only a true reader can put Caroline and Wallace Simpson in the same sentence!
@Kit the Andrew Morton book on Wallis is really good. I’m a devout regiphile
@Ginny I will check it out!
@Kit it is called Wallis in Love
Caroline was very good. A completely different perspective that I relate to as an adult in much the way I related to Laura when I was a child.
Yes! They are very comforting to me.
I reread them with each of my daughter’s but that was years ago. I do plan to read the new biograph that just came out.
it is on my list also
Yes. Loved them in childhood & love them still.
Lauraine Snelling writes about settlers from Norway to North Dakota. Very much like the little house books. Loved these as well.
Will check those out.
I do! I also enjoy watching the TV series again. They remind me of all the good times with my parents when my daughter was young.
Love them! In fact, my daughter is named Laura Elizabeth after LIW.
Read them with my school classes so many times…so no…
Read them with my daughter. Numerous years ago
After those books try Edna Ferber or Willa Cather
Came to read these last year and I’ve gotten as far as book #5. Yes I am an adult but by the time I was 10 I was reading whatever books my Mom brought home from the library because the books in the children’s library were for babies! (I was such a reading snob back then.) So I missed out on reading a lot of books.
I never read them until I was an adult with young children….I love them!
I do. Especially The Long Winter. I’ve also read all of the spin-off series as an adult. It also led me to read all of Rose Wilder Lane’s books that she wrote as an adult. They’re very interesting. But I’m kind of a L.I.W. geek, so don’t go by me.
Read several as a kid. Planning on reading the whole series
I read The Long Winter every December 21st.
Anyone who became a teacher should reread These Happy Golden Years, which includes Laura’s first year as a teacher and her struggles.
If you love the children’s books by Laura Ingalls Wilder you will appreciate “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder“ by Caroline Fraser…Pulitzer Prize winning biography.
Every year, to get over the post-holiday blues.
It’s been about 15 years since I re-read those books. Need to read them again.
No, but I won the book “Caroline: Little House, Revisited” from a GR Giveaway. It’s the story told from the mother’s POV. Looking forward to starting it!
I loved it! I’m looking forward to “Prairie Fires.”
It is great. So was Prairie Fires. I’ve recently listened to them both.
Once a year, every year, since I was 6, and I just turned 48. Never get old.
No, but now I want to! I can almost conjure the smell of the copy I had, I loved it so much. I DO re-read Nancy Drews, usually around the holidays when I have a little vacation time. 🙂
I have to be honest, I was never a Little House fan. I got “Little Town on the Prairie” as a prize in a reading contest when I was in second grade, and that is the only one of the series I have ever read.
As the books were published the reading levels were increased so that by the end they weren’t quite as juvenile. Try reading “These Happy Golden Years” and see if you enjoy it.
When you get to the blackface scene ?????
One of my favorites is “Farmer Boy”! However, I read them all when I can.
I just recently got them on audible and listened to them all again! Also “Caroline” from Ma’s point of view.
I really enjoyed Caroline. It was wonderful reading her point of view.
That was my favorite series when I was a preteen. I have great memories of reading these with a friend on her big back porch.