“Little House on the Prairie” Day Five: Legacy of the Prairie

Having written over 10,000 words about the "Little House on the Prairie" book series, I've given the stories a lot of thought. I've looked at Laura's interpretations of daily life, cooking, parenting, and marriage.  I've given these books more thought in the last week than I have in the last twenty years combined, and likely … Continue reading “Little House on the Prairie” Day Five: Legacy of the Prairie

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“Little House on the Prairie” Day Four: Romance on the Prairie

Day four of "Little House" week here at Hippo Planet is focusing on a more adult portion of the book, at least relatively speaking: romance and courtship in pioneer times, and what was expected of a husband and wife during marriage.  In the "Little House" books, Laura Ingalls Wilder never explicitly denotes what is expected … Continue reading “Little House on the Prairie” Day Four: Romance on the Prairie

“Little House on the Prairie” Day Three: Parenting on the Prairie

For day three of "Little House" week, we're going to focus on the beliefs and sensibilities held by pioneers, specifically the Ingalls family in the and how they're presented in the books. Personal beliefs were passed down from parents to children, with far less influence from outside sources than generally occurs today. Children learned everything … Continue reading “Little House on the Prairie” Day Three: Parenting on the Prairie

“Little House on the Prairie” Day Two: Cooking on the Prairie

For day two of "Little House" week, I'm going to look at the meals and preparations that comprised a typical (or sometimes not so typical) day for pioneers on the prairie.  I already briefly touched upon this topic in day one's post, but I couldn't resist the chance to delve in a bit further.  One … Continue reading “Little House on the Prairie” Day Two: Cooking on the Prairie

“Little House on the Prairie” Day One: Life on the Prairie

Day one of "Little House on the Prairie" week here at Hippo Planet has us looking at the day-to-day life of pioneers, as told by Laura Ingalls Wilder in her classic, semi-autobiographical children's series, "Little House on the Prairie".  It was an easy decision to start with this aspect of the books - after all, this … Continue reading “Little House on the Prairie” Day One: Life on the Prairie