Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Survey: Do you Plan to Buy The Wilder Life by Wendy McClure?

At the Little House on the Prairie forum I belong to, we've been talking about The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure.

This book is due to be released on April 14th and is already available for pre-order from Amazon.

Here is the product description from Amazon:

Wendy McClure is on a quest to find the world of beloved Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder — a fantastic realm of fiction, history, and places McClure has never been to yet somehow knows by heart. She traces the pioneer journey of the Ingalls family—looking for the Big Woods among the medium trees in Wisconsin, wading in Plum Creek, and enduring a prairie hailstorm in South Dakota. She immerses herself in all things Little House — exploring the story from fact to fiction, and from the TV shows to the annual summer pageants in Laura’s hometowns. Whether she’s churning butter in her apartment or sitting in a replica log cabin, McClure is always in pursuit of “the Laura experience.” Along the way she comes to understand how Wilder’s life and work have shaped our ideas about girlhood and the American West. The Wilder Life is a loving, irreverent, spirited tribute to a series of books that have inspired generations of American women. It is also an incredibly funny first-person account of obsessive reading, and a story about what happens when we reconnect with our childhood touchstones — and find that our old love has only deepened.

Publisher's Weekly gave The Wilder Life a starred review, saying, "Readers don't need to be Wilder fans to enjoy this funny and thoughtful guide to a romanticized version of the American expansion west."

Our new survey asks if you plan to purchase a copy of the book. I will be adding this to my Laura Ingalls Wilder collection. How about you?


Rebecca Camarena said...

I love all these Little House Stories and the television show. I just wish my daughter's would have enjoyed them as I did.

Cheryl said...

My girls haven't much gotten into them either. Katherine's teacher read Little House on the Prairie last year. Even though she liked it, it didn't make her want to read more of the books. I'm hoping that will change.

Michelle V said...

When I was in grade school I had a teacher who was obsessed and she read us all of the books. We had story time every day. I'm sure a lot of the kids hated it, but I loved it, and then the show came after that, so I loved it! I have 2 boys so there was no hope of sharing that! LOL.

Cheryl said...

My son and I read Farmer Boy together when he was little, but that was all. He wasn't, and still isn't, much of a reader. I can't believe I've brought up a child who doesn't love books. LOL!

Tribute Books Mama said...

My daughter enjoyed these very much as she was growing up.

Cheryl said...

Knowing Nicole, that doesn't surprise me.