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Laura Ingalls Wilder's unedited, and unpublished, draft of her autobiography that was written for an adult audience and eventually served as the foundation for her popular Little House on the Prairie series includes not-safe-for-children tales that feature stark scenes of domestic abuse, love triangles gone awry and a man who lit himself on fire while drunk off whiskey.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Publisher: South Dakota State Hist Society Press
Release: 2014
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 0984504176

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From an award-winning author, a novel about a Vietnamese American family’s ties to The Little House on the Prairie Jobless with a PhD, Lee Lien returns home to her Chicago suburb from grad school, only to find herself contending with issues she’s evaded since college. But when her brother disappears, he leaves behind an object from their mother’s Vietnam past that stirs up a forgotten childhood dream: a gold-leaf brooch, abandoned by an American reporter in Saigon back in 1965, that might be an heirloom belonging to Laura Ingalls Wilder. As Lee explores the tenuous facts of this connection, she unearths more than expected—a trail of clues and enticements that lead her from the dusty stacks of library archives to hilarious prairie life reenactments and ultimately to San Francisco, where her findings will transform strangers’ lives as well as her own. A dazzling literary mystery about the true origins of a time-tested classic, Pioneer Girl is also the deeply moving tale of a second-generation Vietnamese daughter, the parents she struggles to honor, the missing brother she is expected to bring home—even as her discoveries yield dramatic insights that will free her to live her own life to its full potential.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Bich Minh Nguyen
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2014-02-06
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780698151376

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The pioneer spirit lives on . . . Readers around the world know and love Laura, the little girl born in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and raised in covered wagons and on wide open prairies. Now Little House fans can learn more about "Half-pint" in this, the first picture book biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder. With a simple, glowing text by noted historian and Little House scholar William Anderson, and glorious paintings by Dan Andreasen, PIONEER GIRL is a very special portrait of a writer whose classic books and pioneer adventures have made her one of the most popular literary figures in America.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: William Anderson
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Release: 2000-02-01
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 0780799739

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Published over eighty years after its inception, "Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography" edited by Pamela Smith Hill gave readers new insight into the truth behind Wilder's fiction. "Pioneer Girl Perspectives" further demonstrates the importance of Wilder as an influential American author whose stories of growing up on the frontier remain relevant today.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Nancy Tystad Koupal
Publisher: South Dakota State Historical Society Press
Release: 2016-05-01
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1941813089

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A biography of the author of the beloved "Little House" books describes the Ingalls's life in the woods, their nine moves in a period of three years, the hardships they faced, and Laura's later years as a writer. Original.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Megan Stine
Publisher: Yearling Books
Release: 1992
File: 101 Pages
ISBN-13: 0440405785

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Presents the fictionalized account of a young girl who left Iowa with her family in 1858, facing hardships as they traveled to California along the Santa Fe Trail and the Beale Wagon Road.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Dorothy Kupcha Leland
Publisher:
Release: 1995
File: 114 Pages
ISBN-13: 0961735767

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In her journal, Rachel chronicles her family's adventures traveling by covered wagon on the Oregon Trail in 1850.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Marissa Moss
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2001-05
File: 56 Pages
ISBN-13: 015202168X

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Describes the early childhood and life of Grace Snyder, whose family owned a Nebraska homestead in the late nineteenth century and endured the hardships and dangers of the prairie.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author:
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release: 2009-09
File: 104 Pages
ISBN-13: 0803225261

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Tales of courage, adventure, loneliness, sorrow, and delight flow from her letters to her grandmother as fourteen-year-old Maryanne Caswell and her family depart from their hometown of Palmerston in 1887 and journey to Clark's Crossing, near the present day city of Saskatoon, Canada.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Maryanne Caswell
Publisher:
Release: 2001
File: 82 Pages
ISBN-13: 0887765505

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The first in the series ""Children of the Quincy Valley,"" Lena, Pioneer Girl tells the story of Magdalena Weber, a German-Russian girl who emigrated to America with her family in 1904. They settled in the Quincy Valley, located in the Columbia Basin region of Washington State. This historical fiction combines facts of her life with the general experience of the German-Russian immigrant farm families of the era, including photographs of early Quincy. Over 100 years later, Weber descendants still live, work, and farm in the area today. Written by local author Karen Murray for the Quincy Valley Historical Society, cover art by Kelly Smothers, and illustrated by Kindra Ankey, this book is designed, not only as a reader for children, but also as an educational tool for both homeschool or classroom use. There are research projects, German words, and instructions on making a small quilt.

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Author: Karen Murray
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2014-05-13
File: 90 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781300773504

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