Earlier this year, the Pioneer Girl Project announced that Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder would be coming out on May 18, 2017; well, that day is here! Orders for Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder, edited by Nancy Tystad Koupal, can now be placed with your local bookseller or the South Dakota Historical Society Press online at sdhspress.com or by calling (605) 773-6009—click here for additional ordering information.
The book’s contents include:
- “Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder,” an Introduction by editor Nancy Tystad Koupal
- “Speech for the Detroit Book Fair, 1937,” by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- “The Strange Case of the Bloody Benders: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and Yellow Journalism,” by Caroline Fraser
- “‘Raise a Loud Yell’: Rose Wilder Lane, Working Writer,” by Amy Mattson Lauters
- “Pioneer Girl: Its Roundabout Path into Print,” by William Anderson
- “Little Myths on the Prairie,” by Michael Patrick Hearn
- “Her Stories Take You with Her: The Lasting Appeal of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” an interview with Noel Silverman
- “Laura Ingalls Wilder as a Midwestern Pioneer Girl,” by John E. Miller
- “Women’s Place: Family, Home, and Farm,” by Paula M. Nelson
- “Fairy Tale, Folklore, and the Little House in the Deep Dark Woods,” by Sallie Ketcham
- “The Myth of Happy Childhood (and Other Myths about Frontiers, Families, and Growing Up),” by Elizabeth Jameson
- “Frontier Families and the Little House Where Nobody Dies,” by Ann Romines
“The essays offer a rich diversity of subject matter. . . . All are even-handed in their treatment of Wilder’s life and writing, not glossing over views she held that clash with modern sensibilities. These informative essays will be of considerable interest to Wilder fans and scholars.”—Publishers Weekly
From all of us at the Pioneer Girl Project, thank you for following us on this publishing journey. Stay tuned for news of our next projects.