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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

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A Little Happier: Laura Ingalls Wilder, and We Can Admit that the People We Love Aren’t Perfect.

August 22nd, 2016

Episode 332 of 399 episodes

I’m a huge fan of children’s literature. I’m in three children’s literature reading groups, and I read that literature all the time. So naturally one of my favorite writers is Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her Little House books are masterpieces. The passage I read can be found in The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, in a letter from Laura Ingalls Wilder to Rose Wilder Lane, March 23, 1937: You can see that all of this cost money. I would have no idea how much. I know Pa sent money home for doctor bills after he was working for the railroad. But Pa was no businessman, He was a hunter and trapper, a musician and poet. Such a moving tribute to Pa — a wonderful, wonderful father. If you’d like to discover some great children’s literature, here’s a list of just a few of my favorites. What are some of your favorite children’s books? I’m always looking for new suggestions. Want to get in touch? I love hearing from listeners: Comment below Email us:[email protected] Connect on Twitter: @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft Call: (77 HAPPY 336) Comment on myFacebook Page Sign up to get an email alert whenever we release a new episode Happier listening! The post A Little Happier: Laura Ingalls Wilder, and We Can Admit that the People We Love Aren’t Perfect. appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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