Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide by Annette Whipple

October 4, 2020

Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion:
A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide
Author: Annette Whipple
Genre: Children's Literature/ Teaching Resource
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Release Date: August 4, 2020
Pages: 192

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion helps eager readers experience and discover Wilder’s books like never before. Author Annette Whipple encourages children to engage in pioneer activities while thinking deeper about the Ingalls and Wilder families as portrayed in the nine Little House books. This valuable companion provides brief introductions to each Little House book, chapter-by-chapter story guides, "Fact or Fiction" sidebars, plus 75 activities, crafts, and recipes that encourage kids to “Live Like Laura” using easy-to-find supplies. Thoughtful questions help the reader develop appreciation and understanding for stories. Every aspiring adventurer will enjoy this walk alongside Laura from the big woods to the golden years.

My Thoughts
I am so excited about this book! I am a HUGE Laura Ingalls and Little House fan both of the books and show and I have passed the love on to my kiddos. When I found out about this book I knew I needed to look at it and get it on my hands. I honestly wasn't expecting what I received! It truly is so much more than just a chapter-by-chapter guide. It has photographs of certain places that Laura Ingalls mentions in the book which my kids love to browse. The hands on activities are awesome! We just finished the first book in the series and we made butter and this weekend we are making vinegar pie just like Ma did in the story! The comprehension questions at the end of the unit where great conversations starters! I chose to do the questions at the very end of the book but you can definitely do them after every chapter.  I wish we had this companion when we read Farmer Boy last school semester. (Mind you we are definitely going back and doing some of the activities!!) 

This truly has made our study of the books so much more enjoyable. If you are lover of Laura Ingalls and the books, homeschool parent looking to do a unit study on all the books I definitely recommend you grab this! You won't regret it!!

My Rating: 5 Stars/ We are loving it!!

(I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

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About the Author

Annette Whipple learned to love science and nature during her years as an environmental educator and classroom teacher. Now she teaches through her science books for children. She lives with her family in southeastern Pennsylvania. Annette enjoys reading a good book and snacking on warm chocolate chip cookies. Learn more about Annette, her books, and her presentations at

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