Janet Worthington

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Life after the Little House Books

In 1894, Laura and Almanzo Wilder left DeSmet, South Dakota, and traveled to Mansfield, Missouri, where they bought property they called “Rocky Ridge Farm.”  Dr. Worthington explores these later years, comparing and contrasting them to scenes in the Little House books.  She also delves into the personal life of Laura Ingalls Wilder—how her core beliefs directed her life and how she dealt with the fame she realized as a favorite children’s author.