Even if you are a fan like myself, you probably live with a number of misconceptions about Laura and her family. To fill in the gaps, she had to get creative. Jack, the famous brindle bulldog who traveled with them from Wisconsin to Kansas to Minnesota, was a made-up character.
Oh, they had dogs all right, but Jack actually only made it as far as Kansas, where he was left behind with another settler who needed a trusty protector.
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Of course, Laura really did love animals. One story says that Laura and Almanzo set a place at the table for their beloved dog Nero. He dined from his own plate. She was also known to feed the box turtles that would come up from a nearby stream to eat at her back door!
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Somehow they knew she was good for a handout. Laura spent most of her life in Missouri and is considered a Missouri author — at least by fellow Missourians.
Although six of her books about plains life are set in or near De Smet, South Dakota, her move to Missouri in is recorded in her diary published as the book On the Way Home. Another book, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist , records all of the columns she wrote to fellow Missourians about life in the Ozarks.
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Growing Up in the Little House
Essentially a shy person, Mrs. Wilder became so popular an author that total strangers would show up at her door with children wanting to meet her. Specifications Publisher Martin Sisters Publishing.
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Laura Ingalls Wilder: Growing Up in the Little House by Patricia Reilly Giff | Scholastic
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