Bible quotes in Little House books

A while ago I compiled a list of Bible-and-book quotes in the Little House TV series. I've now done essentially the same thing for the Little House novels. I've included the principal 8 Little House novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder, plus the posthumously published ninth novel, "The First Four Years", and her recently published memoir, … Continue reading Bible quotes in Little House books

By the Shores of Silver Lake

This book is filled with wonderful episodes and, in my opinion, the best writing this late in the Little House series.  Mary going blind, and the death of Jack, are well-known episodes; I had read them last year without continuing in the book, and their simple power holds you on second reading.  Continuing into the … Continue reading By the Shores of Silver Lake

On the Banks of Plum Creek

This one for me will always be The One With the Grasshoppers.* Said grasshoppers destroy the Ingalls’ wheat crop and smother their farm like a Biblical visitation.  Worse, they stay.  And lay millions of eggs.  Then one day they start marching on the ground, robotically, toward the west, finally taking their bows without so much … Continue reading On the Banks of Plum Creek

Bible and books in “Little House” TV series

A few weeks ago I posted about how we've been watching "Little House On the Prairie" on a nightly basis since around the time that quarantine began. I knew from watching the series as a child that the episodes often quoted the Bible, but I noticed this time that sometimes the Bible was quoted in … Continue reading Bible and books in “Little House” TV series