Libertarians on the Prairie

I found this review languishing in my draft folder, for some reason it didn’t make it to posted status. The Little House books were the first series that I ever read. Having read a lot of books about the background of Laura and her family, I went into this hoping for some little tidbit that I didn’t already know. There was some and any Laura fangirls who haven’t already read this- will want to.  Learning about the relationship between Rose and Laura both as mother/daughter and writer/editor, was intriguing. One thing that I never considered was how they managed to make a living after Almanzo couldn’t farm anymore.

As for the possible Libertarian slant that Rose wrote and edited with I think that part is entirely correct. Everyone has their own bias/agenda, and she was no exception. I liked reading about Rose and her personal life. The many pages of notes at the end of the book are no surprise because it reads as well researched and thoughtfully considered.

I read this as a DRC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review- my apologies for the lateness of this post.

Libertarians on the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the Making of the Little House Books

Hardcover – September 6, 2016

by Christine Woodside


Jennifer Naughton

I'm a lifelong bibliophile who happens to love children's books and who should have become a librarian. Instead I horde books in case of apocalypse or the enactment of a Fahrenheit 451 type law. My five kids accept my addiction and have learned to accept books in odd places.