On The Way Home Author:Laura Ingalls Wilder In 1894 a pioneer family left a drought-stricken farm in South Dakota and traveled to a new farm-and a new beginning-in the Ozarks. The travelers were Almanzo Wilder, his wife Laura Ingalls Wilder, and their seven year old daughter Rose. Nearly forty years later, in 1932, Mrs. Wilder would begin writing her "Little House" books for children. ... more »Since the last of these famous books was published, many thousands of her millions of readers have written to ask: What happened next? With this extraordinary diary-a discovery made since Mrs. Wilder's death in 1957-that question can now be partially answered. For here Mrs. Wilder describes the towns past, the rivers crossed, and the crops, birds, fruits, and flowers seen along the way as she moved south. And between the lines, and in Rose Wilder Lane's beautiful setting, we sense some of the happiness this frontier family shared.
Readers who already know Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books will welcome this further visit with Laura. Those reading her for the first time will appreciate the accurate glimpse of the prairie frontier which her journal affords.« less