Thursday, July 31, 2014

Reading Laura Ingalls Wilder books

We're working our way through the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder again this summer!  We read them to the older children years ago but I wanted to share them with the younger children.  Some of the older ones are sitting in on the reading and enjoying them again.  Laura is so wonderfully descriptive.  When Mary went blind, Pa told Laura that she would need to be Mary's eyes now so she got in the habit of describing everything going on around them to Mary.  I would guess that it is this practice brought on by the tragedy of Mary's loss of sight that makes Laura such a wonderful, descriptive writer! As Ma would say, "There's no great loss without some small gain."  Anyway, we are enjoying the books very much.  We're presently reading  By the Shores of Silver Lake

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