We love Laura

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 8:32 pm

“We’re going to get some more books about Laura from the library,” I told Tirzah Mae.

“With Pa and Ma and Mary and Carrie?” she asked.

I answered yes.

Tirzah Mae knows and loves Laura and Ma and Pa and Mary and Carrie from the “My First Little House Book” Christmas in the Big Woods, which we had in our Christmas basket this year.

But our trip to the library only yielded three “My First Little House Books” – and of those three, two were about Almanzo rather than Laura. I sought to relieve Tirzah Mae’s obvious disappointment by promising that we could get mama’s Laura book from the basement and read it together.

It was already late and mama was busy with other things when we got back from the library, but Tirzah Mae reminded me of my promise again and again until, the next morning, we finally went down to the basement to get Little House in the Big Woods.

We started reading right away, reading the first part of the first chapter, until just before the pig butchering.

We were reading – are reading – Laura for Barbara H’s Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge.

I’ve also checked out a number of new-to-me children’s biographies of Laura, but I don’t know how much I’ll be able to read of them since my personal reading time is limited and Daniel and I have a couple books we’re trying to work our way through together.

However much we manage to get through, I’m so glad to join Barbara again for this challenge (the sixth year participating in the challenge and my second year participating with Tirzah Mae).

Because we love Laura.


Reader Comments (3):

  1. Marianne says:

    When I was a little girl, there were no My First Little House books. I literally dove right into Little House in the Big Woods, and have never looked back. I have read the series time and time again, in between my regular reading. Lovely description you shared! Thank you.

  2. Barbara H. says:

    I’m so delighted that Tirzah Mae knows who the Ingalls are and loves them! And that you’ll both be joining in again this year!

  3. Monica says:

    Yes, it’s awesome when the littles love books especially ones like the Little house books.

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