Pioneer Girl

Pioneer Girl
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Release: 2014
Editor: South Dakota State Hist Society Press
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0984504176
Language: en
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Laura Ingalls Wilder's unedited, and unpublished, draft of her autobiography that was written for an adult audience and eventually served as the foundation for her popular Little House on the Prairie series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.

Pioneer Girl

Pioneer Girl
Author: Bich Minh Nguyen
Release: 2014-02-06
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780698151376
Language: en
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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.

Pioneer Girl

Pioneer Girl
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 484
ISBN: 1941813097
Language: en
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"A side-by-side textual comparison of the three surviving typescript revisions of "Pioneer Girl" that uses the texts themselves to draw inferences about Laura Ingalls Wilder's authorial and Rose Wilder Lane's editorial processes and intentions, as well as about the working relationship between the two women during their attempts to market "Pioneer Girl" as adult nonfiction, prior to the publication of Wilder's Little House novels that are based on these original manuscripts"--

Pioneer Girl

Pioneer Girl
Author: Anonim
Release: 2009-09-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Pages: 104
ISBN: 0803225261
Language: en
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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.

Pioneer Girl

Pioneer Girl
Author: William Anderson
Release: 2000-02-02
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780064462341
Language: en
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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 book 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 poineer adventures have made her one of the most popular literary figures in America. This picture-book biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder tells the remarkable story of the pioneer girl who would one day immortalize her adventures in the beloved Little House books. Written in simple, glowing text by noted Little House scholar William Anderson, and illustrated with glorious paintings by artist Dan Andreasen, this wonderful first biography captures the very essence of the little girl called ‘Half-pint,' whose classic books and pioneer adventures have made her one of the most popular literary figures in America. This picture-book biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder tells the remarkable story of the pioneer girl who would one day immortalize her adventures in the beloved Little House books. Written in simple, glowing text by noted Little House scholar William Anderson, and illustrated with glorious paintings by artist Dan Andreasen, this wonderful first biography captures the very essence of the little girl called ‘Half-pint,’ whose classic books and pioneer adventures have made her one of the most popular literary figures in America.

Prairie Girl

Prairie Girl
Author: William Anderson
Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780062570598
Language: en
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Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House books chronicle her childhood in the late 1800s on the American frontier. Now readers can learn about the real Laura, including events she did not write about in her classic stories, in this engaging and accessible chapter-book biography.

Pioneer Girl Perspectives

Pioneer Girl Perspectives
Author: Nancy Tystad Koupal
Release: 2016-05-01
Editor: South Dakota State Historical Society Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1941813089
Language: en
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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.

Pretty Good for a Girl

Pretty Good for a Girl
Author: Tina Basich,Kathleen Gasperini
Release: 2011-05-24
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780062091994
Language: en
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When Tina Basich grabbed her rented snowboard and headed to the mountains in Lake Tahoe, snowboarding wasn't even considered a sport . . . yet. It was the beginning, and could have easily gone the way of many other sports and become dominated by male-driven competition. But not with Tina on the scene . . . Comments like "You're pretty good . . . for a girl" only pushed her harder to be the best and to prove she was more than just a token player on the slopes. Representing for women everywhere, she became a snowboarding all-star, started her own signature board and clothing lines for women, founded Boarding for Breast Cancer, and followed her heart, which led her on the adventure of a lifetime. This is her story.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder
Author: Pamela Smith Hill
Release: 2007
Editor: South Dakota State Hist Society
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780977795567
Language: en
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"[E]xamines Wilder's tumultuous, but ultimately successful, professional and personal relationship with her daughter-the hidden editor-Rose Wilder Lane.

The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Author: Megan Stine
Release: 1996
Editor: Gareth Stevens Pub
Pages: 104
ISBN: 0836814762
Language: en
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A biography of the writer whose pioneer life on the American prairie became the basis for her "Little House" books.

The Ghost in the Little House

The Ghost in the Little House
Author: William Holtz
Release: 1995
Editor: University of Missouri Press
Pages: 425
ISBN: 0826210155
Language: en
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A biography of Rose Wilder Lane, ghostwriter of her mother's "Little House" books and a journalist.

The Wilder Life

The Wilder Life
Author: Wendy McClure
Release: 2012-04
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781594485688
Language: en
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The author of I'm Not the New Me irreverently retraces the pioneer journeys of the Ingalls family as depicted in the famous Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, identifying its fictional and factual aspects while visiting the historical sites where young Laura grew up. Reprint.

The Little Pioneer

The Little Pioneer
Author: Adam Hancher
Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781524717933
Language: en
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Perfect for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, this picture book about one little girl's journey westward is engaging and appropriate for younger readers. Children of all ages will be captivated by one brave girl's adventures come to life as she relates the challenges, excitement, and dangers of the American frontier. Filled with drama and gorgeous, evocative illustrations, this first-person tale is a testament to the determination, solidarity, and courage of the early pioneers, each chasing their own American Dream. "a powerful message about hope and resilience . . . A spectacular visual journey through time, great for read-alouds."—School Library Journal

Trials of the Earth

Trials of the Earth
Author: Mary Mann Hamilton
Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780316341363
Language: en
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The astonishing first-person account of Mississippi pioneer woman struggling to survive, protect her family, and make a home in the early American South. Near the end of her life, Mary Mann Hamilton (1866 - c.1936) began recording her experiences in the backwoods of the Mississippi Delta. The result is this astonishing first-person account of a pioneer woman who braved grueling work, profound tragedy, and a pitiless wilderness (she and her family faced floods, tornadoes, fires, bears, panthers, and snakes) to protect her home in the early American South. An early draft of Trials of the Earth was submitted to a writers' competition sponsored by Little, Brown in 1933. It didn't win, and we almost lost the chance to bring this raw, vivid narrative to readers. Eighty-three years later, in partnership with Mary Mann Hamilton's descendants, we're proud to share this irreplaceable piece of American history. Written in spare, rich prose, Trials of the Earth is a precious record of one woman's extraordinary endurance and courage that will resonate with readers of history and fiction alike.

A Prairie Girl s Faith

A Prairie Girl s Faith
Author: Stephen W. Hines
Release: 2018-02-06
Editor: WaterBrook
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780735289796
Language: en
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The first in-depth look at the spiritual path of legendary storyteller Laura Ingalls Wilder. With her extraordinary God-given pluck, the creator of the epic Little House series survived the harshness of frontier life—from the heartbreak of sudden crop losses to murderous storms to unrelenting loneliness. Yet in every season, Laura found strength through her relationship with God. Now, several generations later, Laura’s insights about work and rest, trust in the face of hardship, and the value of faith are more relevant than ever. Through Laura’s discerning newspaper pieces as an early advice columnist, interviews with people who knew her personally, and extensive investigation by Stephen Hines, we witness an authentic faith that comes not from pretending all is well but from growing through difficult times. With photos and authentic recipes from the Little House era, A Prairie Girl’s Faith also opens a wider window into the lives of pioneers as it offers a revealing look at the beliefs, character, and culture into which Laura was born and grew to maturity.

Rachel s Journal

Rachel s Journal
Author: Marissa Moss
Release: 2001
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 56
ISBN: 015202168X
Language: en
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In her journal, Rachel chronicles her family's adventures traveling by covered wagon on the Oregon Trail in 1850.

The Little House Pioneer Girls Collection

The Little House Pioneer Girls Collection
Author: Maria D. Wilkes,Laura Ingalls Wilder,Roger Lea MacBride
Release: 1998-03-01
Editor: Harper Trophy
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0064407098
Language: en
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Already a well-known and well-loved character in children's literature is Laura Ingalls. Now young readers can read about her mother, Caroline, and her daughter, Rose, and their adventures growing up on the frontier. This special collector's boxed set includes the first books in each of the different series--"Little House in the Big Woods" by Laura Ingalls Wilder, "Little House in Brookfield" by Maria D. Full color.

Sallie Fox

Sallie Fox
Author: Dorothy Kupcha Leland
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 114
ISBN: 0961735767
Language: en
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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.

Short Girls

Short Girls
Author: Bich Minh Nguyen
Release: 2009-07-23
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101082256
Language: en
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Winner of an American Book Award Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Library Journal A novel about two Vietnamese-American sisters, longtime rivals, growing closer as they "grapplewith their upbringing, their present circumstances and their shortcomings" (Kirkus Reviews) Called "A writer to watch, a tremendous talent" by the Chicago Tribune, Bich Minh Nguyen makes her fiction debut with the deeply moving and entertaining story of two Vietnamese sisters. Aside from their petite stature, Van and Linny Luong couldn't be more different. Diligent, unassuming Van works as an immigration lawyer in the Michigan suburbs where she resides with her handsome, Chinese-American lawyer husband. Beautiful, fashionable Linny lives in Chicago and has drifted into an affair with a married man. When Van's picture-perfect marriage collapses and Linny finds herself grappling to escape her dead-end life, the long-estranged sisters are unable to confide in one another- until their eccentric inventor father calls them back home to the Vietnamese American community they fled long ago.

The Naked Pioneer Girl

The Naked Pioneer Girl
Author: Mikhail Kononov,Andrew Bromfield
Release: 2004
Editor: Serpents Tail
Pages: 250
ISBN: 185242835X
Language: en
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Singing 'Rio Rita' 15 year old Mucha trudges along the road to her execution. But much more than death Mucha fears expulsion from the Collective in which she fills a real and useful part. The comrades come to her when they need warmth and tenderness and she's happy in this role. (Although someone really should tell Stalin or Hitler that they need to make knickers with better elastic!) During the siege of Leningrad, Mucha takes flight over her beloved city. She sees Stalin sitting on a red star on top of the Kremlin, smoking his pipe and drinking tea and wondering what further anguish he can inflict on his people. The Naked Pioneer Girl is a searing indictment of war and a devastating look at the role of the Russian army during WW2.