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Little Town on the Prairie

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Peighton's review of "Little Town on the Prairie"

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Little House on the Prairie 1974 - 1983 Opening and Closing Theme (With Snippet) Blu-ray



Little Town On The Prairie! Chapter 1 Surprise

Little Town on the Prairie is an autobiographical children's novel written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and published in 1941, the seventh of nine books in her Little House series. It is set in De Smet, South Dakota. It opens in the spring after the Long Winter, and ends as Wilder becomes a schoolteacher so she can help her sister, Mary, stay at a school for the blind in Vinton, Iowa. It tells the story of 15-year-old Wilder's first paid job outside of home and her last terms of schooling. At the end of the novel, she receives a teacher's certificate, and is employed to teach at the Brewster settlement, 12 miles (19 km) away.
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