Pioneer Girl Manuscript: LIW Reading Challenge

Last year, my cousin was reading about how I enjoy the Little House series and related items when I participated in the Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge last year.  She asked me if I would be interested in reading the Pioneer Girl manuscript by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Without hesitation, I told her I'd love to read it.  Upon my dad's next visit, he gave me an unbound, two hundred page document typed by LIW (not an original copy).  It was double spaced, complete with spelling errors and words xxx'd out. I am so grateful to my cousin for sharing!

Last year I began reading the Pioneer Girl.  Unfortunately at that time I still had a fussy girl who wanted to be held most of the day, though she had mostly stopped screaming.  It was not the time to read an unbound manuscript.  So with this year's Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge, I finished the second half of the manuscript.

This review has been moved to my new blog Little House Companion. Be sure to check out the NOW PUBLISHED book, Pioneer Girl, too. It's wonderful!

Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge
For more more Laura Ingalls Wilder books, check out the LIW Reading Challenge hosted by Barbara at Stray Thoughts!

~ Annette {This Simple Mom}


  1. What a treasure trove that would be! Odd about the family living with them through the long winter.

  2. Very interesting that a family boarded with them. I guess I'm used to thinking that the Little House books gave the "whole story!"

    I wish my 3 girls were still little enough to enjoy a Little House party. The years pass so quickly! Enjoy your little one :)

  3. That is really, really cool that you were able to read this! It does sound very fascinating. What a unique opportunity!

  4. Hi where can i view a copy of Pioneer Girl i really want to read it. My email is


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