chapter  8
Wilson Library Bulletin, Vol. 22, No. 8: April 1948
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Laura Ingalls Wilder presents, in her novels for young people, a picture of pioneer life in the Northwest of extraordinary vividness, simplicity and sensitivity. Her great gifts as a person and writer, honesty, clear vision, understanding of people and the ability to put down what she sees and imagines in simple, interesting and effective prose, have enabled her to draw out of a covered wagon girlhood a lasting record of a significant phase in American social history. Her sympathetic insight into the urgent unrest that impelled men like her father to take part in the westward expansion and into the courageous patience of women like her mother who accompanied them, are but part of the sense of fact that fill this record with the vital breath of full living.