Wendy McClure has been writing about her obsessions for nearly a decade, both online and in print. She is the author of the memoirs The Wilder Life and I’m Not the New Me,a columnist for BUST magazine, and has contributed to The New York Times Magazine and This American Life. She works as a children’s book editor and lives in Chicago with her husband.
Don't Trade the Baby for a Horse: And Other Ways to Make Your Life a Little More Laura Ingalls Wilderby Wendy McClure
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A compendium of ways to capture the pioneer spirit of the classic American author from a Little House on the Prairie expert.
In her spirited memoir The Wilder Life, Wendy McClure strapped on her sunbonnet and journeyed into the world of beloved Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder. In Don’t Trade the Baby for a Horse, she shares what she learned from her crash course in “Lauraology,” along with her fiercely rekindled—even deepened—love for the series. McClure found that her encounters with the world of Little House proved instructive; after all, Laura’s world wasn’t all horehound candy and pig-bladder balloons. Somewhere between wandering in the Big Woods and wading through Plum Creek, McClure absorbed many notable lessons in “the Laura experience.” In Don’t Trade the Baby for a Horse, she recommends scores of tips, tricks, and observations gleaned in her pioneer pilgrimage, from the surprising intelligence of muskrats to the wonders of home-churned butter and the fierceness of bustles. Clever, warm and hilarious, Don’t Trade the Baby for a Horse is the definitive guide to living your life on the Wilder side—and essential reading for any fan of the Little House books.
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This is a great book for any fan of the Little House book by Laura Ingalls Wilder! I couldn't stop laughing! Thanks Wendy, I loved it!!!
A great buy and so funny. For LIW fans ages 12 to 112!