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West from Home: Letters of Laura Inglallswilder, San Francisco 1915 (Little House) [School & Library Binding]

Laura Ingalls Wilder , Roger Lea MacBride
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  • School & Library Binding: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books (Oct 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0808510800
  • ISBN-13: 978-0808510802
  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 15.8 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,005,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A selection of letters by Laura Ingalls Wilder to her husband in which she describes the highlights of her visit to the west coast in 1915. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much More Than a Collection of Letters 11 Sep 2005
Format:Paperback
In addition to Laura's detailed letters to Almanzo describing her adventure, this book includes over thirty photographs featuring Laura, Rose, the Pacific Ocean (ships, beachgoers, etc.), San Francisco, and many scenes of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition including an air show and night-lit festivities. Though in black and white, this pictorial insight into what was behind the letters is wonderful.
The book also includes an introduction describing how and where the letters were found and a lovely description of San Francisco at the time of Laura's visit. The letters themselves beautifully showcase the art of letter writing: Along with Laura's vivid descriptions of the technological marvels of the expo, her words are full of charming details to make us smile such as the price of eggs, hat shopping, and her favorite foods of the expo. Laura' expertise in writing compositions, as described in the original Little House books, is very much evident even in these personal letters.
This book is a must have for Little House enthusiasts. Also recommended: On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894.
J.H. Sweet, author of The Fairy Chronicles, and longtime Little House fan
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ever wondered about Laura as an adult? 24 Aug 1998
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If you love Laura Ingalls Wilder, you must read this book!It is great to get to know Laura as an adult. She kept the wonderful sense of adventure she had as a child. It is a real treat to experience the pan-pacific exhibition through her eyes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An easy enjoyable read 30 Dec 2011
Format:Paperback
I bought this book as I have read and enjoyed LIW's 'Little House' books since childhood. Laura gives a fascinating account of her journey and visit to San Francisco in 1915. Through her letters to Almanzo you get a real flavour of San Francisco at the beginning of the 20th century. You also get an insight into Laura's relationships with her husband and daughter. A small book, I was able to read it in an evening.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing quality 22 Jan 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book by Laura Ingalls Wilder as I love all the titles in her Little House in the Big Woods series. I'm sure this diary-based book will make interesting reading. However, the paper quality isn't very good and the card cover is very flimsy. Still, it wasn't very expensive and it's nice to have more of Laura Ingalls Wilder's writing to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars west from home 26 Nov 2009
Format:Paperback
letters home, gives an insight into old san francisco, although nothing much has changed in some respects.
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