The Real Little House on the Prairie

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Laura Ingalls Wilder was the author of many books about her childhood. Most Americans are familiar with her because of the very popular television show in the 1970’s.

Changes to the Books and Tv show

Whether you are a fan of the books or of the Tv, you should there were changes to both. Of course, Laura only had creative control over the books, but she did take a few liberties with the books. Mostly she changed her age in some of the early books because her publisher didn’t believe a child of 4 would have such vivid memories of her childhood. She also omittedĀ some time periods in her childhood, so that by the time the last books were published her book age caught up to her real age.

The changes to the Tv show were much more.