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Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder: On Wisdom and Virtues

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From helping others in times of need, to keeping and maintaining friendships, to having a positive attitude, Laura's words of wisdom in Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder: On Wisdom and Virtues are applicable even in today's world. As she shares stories and experiences from her own life, she encourages readers to live lives of integrity and to realize their dreams.


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From helping others in times of need, to keeping and maintaining friendships, to having a positive attitude, Laura's words of wisdom in Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder: On Wisdom and Virtues are applicable even in today's world. As she shares stories and experiences from her own life, she encourages readers to live lives of integrity and to realize their dreams.

30 review for Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder: On Wisdom and Virtues

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tarissa

    Reading this book was like breathing in cool, refreshing air. Stephen Hines has collected several of Laura's newspaper articles and put them together in a way that makes them lovely to read. This particular collection features much wisdom from pioneer Laura Ingalls Wilder, as she shares morals and advice that spring forth from her heart. I had personally never read any of her newspaper writings – so this was quite the treat! I loved this volume so much. Each article is named and come Reading this book was like breathing in cool, refreshing air. Stephen Hines has collected several of Laura's newspaper articles and put them together in a way that makes them lovely to read. This particular collection features much wisdom from pioneer Laura Ingalls Wilder, as she shares morals and advice that spring forth from her heart. I had personally never read any of her newspaper writings – so this was quite the treat! I loved this volume so much. Each article is named and come with the original date, so you can follow along a little better. Her writings are filled with a bit of wittiness, and plenty of moral guidance. I laughed out loud at some – including the story about her dog, Shep. (The whole story is just too cute!) Just about everything that Laura felt and wrote about is still applicable to us as humans in the modern age. Some of the article titles include: “Keeping Friends”, “The Armor of a Smile”, “The Helping Hand of Helpfulness”, “A Man's Word Is All He Has”, “Learning Something New”... just to name a few, so you can see the kind of topics are covered. Most of these I could see reading aloud during family reading time with your children. But overall, I think women (young and old) would especially enjoy this collection, and be able to take away a lot of good thoughts and encouragement.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra

    whoa okay did not know that laura ingalls wilder started writing the little house books at age 65! in fact there's a lot i didn't know about her and i haven't even read the little house series since i was a kid. 😔 i WILL rectify this. but this book was a delightful gem i found at a library book sale. apparently this is only volume 1 (i didn't notice any other volumes around but i'm going to try to get ahold of them because this was wonderful). laura ingalls was smart, whoa okay did not know that laura ingalls wilder started writing the little house books at age 65! in fact there's a lot i didn't know about her and i haven't even read the little house series since i was a kid. 😔 i WILL rectify this. but this book was a delightful gem i found at a library book sale. apparently this is only volume 1 (i didn't notice any other volumes around but i'm going to try to get ahold of them because this was wonderful). laura ingalls was smart, witty, humorous and empathetic. i loved her writings about how animals should get the same consideration as people, and how she did not condone hunting. she wrote about how if we don't practice our craft, whatever that may be, that we grow stagnant and lose whatever progress we may have made. "even a housekeeper who is a good housekeeper and stays such becomes a better and more capable one from the practice and exercise of her art and profession. if she does not, you may be sure she is slipping back, and instead of being proficient will soon be careless, a woman who will say, "i used to be a good housekeeper, but--" she wrote about how sorry she feels for people who can't bear to spend five minutes with just themselves for company. and how everyone is so busy all the time but that you can accomplish whatever it is you want as long as you set aside the time for it and use it wisely. she wrote about how she loves constantly learning new things and how we can stay young and healthy by exercising our brains. basically, all of the things she spoke about are things that are still VERY relevant today and honestly this book has timeless advice. 💕❤️ my copy actually has an inscription on the inside front page, from "granny and pop pop" to their granddaughter dated 2007, and i can't help but feel sad that for whatever reason, their granddaughter didn't keep this book. i hope she read it before giving it away and i hope she was able to find as much meaning from it as i did ☺️💜

  3. 4 out of 5

    Angela Holland

    I enjoy reading books that have anything at all to do with Laura Ingalls Wilder as she is an idol of mine. This is one of a few books that have Laura's articles she wrote for the Missouri Realist in it. The way she writes is fitting for today as it was during her lifetime. Here is quote from one of her articles that I liked: "While blue is without a doubt a heavenly color, it is better in skies than in one's mind ..." Very fitting. I also found this very fitting as how to make your life more sim I enjoy reading books that have anything at all to do with Laura Ingalls Wilder as she is an idol of mine. This is one of a few books that have Laura's articles she wrote for the Missouri Realist in it. The way she writes is fitting for today as it was during her lifetime. Here is quote from one of her articles that I liked: "While blue is without a doubt a heavenly color, it is better in skies than in one's mind ..." Very fitting. I also found this very fitting as how to make your life more simple seems to be the theme in a lot of books and magazines. In January 1924 Laura wrote an article about how to simplifying your life. I thought we could all go by her advice. She said "Here is a good New Year's resolution for us all to make: To simplify our lives as much as possible, to overcome that feeling of haste by remembering that there are just as many hours in the day as ever, and that there is time enough for the things that matter if time is rightly used." She was a very wise woman on so many things. I look for to the next book in this series.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Veora

    This book is one filled with wisdom and advice that is timeless. It may have been written many years ago, but it seems to have been written for today. If you are a collector, you will enjoy this book. It would make a fine gift for anyone.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    A lot of good, useful advise that stands up over the 100 years since she wrote it.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Della Tingle

    “The children, of course, get their bad tempers from their fathers...” (That’s great!!) I think this little book will unveil special treasures unique to each reader. For me, the following really hit home, and I read it several times for it is simply so applicable to me in my life. These are words I needed to hear: “The things that people do would look so differently to us if we only understood the reasons for their actions, nor would we blame them so much for their faults if we knew a “The children, of course, get their bad tempers from their fathers...” (That’s great!!) I think this little book will unveil special treasures unique to each reader. For me, the following really hit home, and I read it several times for it is simply so applicable to me in my life. These are words I needed to hear: “The things that people do would look so differently to us if we only understood the reasons for their actions, nor would we blame them so much for their faults if we knew all the circumstances of their lives. Even their sins might not look so hideous if we could feel what pressure and perhaps suffering had caused them.” Though Laura wrote about various topics a hundred years ago, they are still so very relevant today, and in some cases, even more so!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Judine Brey

    These are beautifully written essays previously published in a newspaper. The themes are especially well written for being timeless lessons that may apply more in today's society than they did when they were written.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Susan Baranoff

    It was interesting to see Mrs. Wilder's thought processes in 1917-1924, before she wrote her now famous series.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Donna Bixby

    So enjoyed reading this. Short articles that Laura Wilder wrote for the newspaper. Many of which are only printed publicly here. Worth owning.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Rehan Abd Jamil

    A simple book, packed with bundles of day to day advices. Thank you Mrs Ingalls..

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jodie

    An interesting life of an interesting woman. Good read. I was always a fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder and this helped solidify that.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mary Lisic

    Life lessons This was a really enjoyable collection of articles. It's the kind of thing that everyone should read- not just young women.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Wendy Mills

    Written in her simple, plain spoken way that fans of her other books will recognize, Laura shares her thoughts and wisdom with her readers,old and young alike. This book is a compilation of several of her newspaper columns.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kristin

    Friendship is like love. It cannot be demanded or driven or insisted upon. It must be wooed to be won.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sharon Dube

  16. 4 out of 5

    Marianna

  17. 5 out of 5

    Pat

  18. 4 out of 5

    Candace Gallagher

  19. 4 out of 5

    Linda G

  20. 5 out of 5

    Laura

  21. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Lander

  22. 4 out of 5

    Erin

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sonny Luca

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  25. 5 out of 5

    Wanda Warmack

  26. 4 out of 5

    Clara

  27. 5 out of 5

    Rita Thomas

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

  29. 5 out of 5

    Susanne

  30. 4 out of 5

    Erin

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