Dear Laura Ingalls Wilder,
Your book, These Happy Golden Years, is a very inspiring book. I would suggest it to ANYONE who is looking for a book about historical fiction. You are my favorite character in this book.
We are alike because we are both excellent scholars in school. I have one flaw that we share and could work on: Patience! You have shown me a lot about the events that occurred centuries ago. It is very interesting how you had to walk down to your well and pull up a bucket filled with water! I am 11 years old and when I read all of your stories, I was flabbergasted about all of the chores you had to do.
With all of the modern day inventions, life is a lot easier now. We use computers instead of ink and pens. We don’t use horse and buggies, because Karl Benz invented the car! There is no more carrying water from the wells because when you turn the tap, water flows out!! We wash and dry our clothes in the washing machine and dryer. Instead of sitting around and sewing, we watch TV or play gameboys and Wiis.
Your books help me a great deal when my grandma is talking about her childhood on the farm. I know I can jump right in on the conversation without sounding like a “city slicker”.
I just want to thank you for writing These Happy Golden Years and all of the Little House on the Prairie books. They are truly stimulating and I hope you will keep writing more books even after The First Four Years.