When I was a little girl, I walked into the school library of the Pi Beta Phi elementary school in Gatlinburg, drew in a big breath of book-smell, and thought to myself, “I’m going read every book in here.”
I;m not sure how close I came to my goal, but I gave it a good shot. I was lucky to have Mrs. Eli, the most wonderful librarian in the world, help me select great things to read, and let me check out chapter books, since the lower grades we supposed to be restricted to the picture books.
I was always surprised at how much I liked the Little House series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. While being a settler is my idea of no fun, I really liked Laura and reading about her life in the Big Woods or on the Prairie. If the television show hadn’t been such a big hit at the time, I doubt I would have ever bothered to read that book series. Living on the frontier is a little too close to camping for me.
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Now Laura lives on for a new generation. There’s an officially licensed Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls 18-inch doll, exclusively made by The Queen’s Treasures. The Laura Ingalls 18-inch Doll is available online at TheQueensTreasures.com and at Target.com for $99.99. A full-line of accessories is available at TheQueensTreasures.
If your child is interested in learning more about Laura and her family, or the time and places she lived, you should visit the official Little House on the Prairie website. It has so many helpful and educational resources about Little House on the Prairie including a historical timeline and historic articles, as well as fun crafts and recipes.
I wish I still had girls little enough to enjoy the Laura doll. It’s beautifully made and I this it would really make reading the books come alive for your child like it was for me when I first read the books.
The Laura doll comes dressed in her night dress and cap, with a pillow, quilt, and her own rag doll. I suggest hanging on to the box she comes in for storage and for use in play, as it makes a nice little bed for Laura.
I hope they continue to create dolls from the other girls in the book. Laura needs a Mary doll for company!
I would like to pass on my Laura doll to you. Please only enter if you have a little girl who will be delighted to get it this holiday season.
Leave me a comment below. I’ll use a random number generator to select a winner on Wednesday, December 7. Shipping is on me. US only. Only one entry per household. Void where prohibited.