Title: On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894.
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Genre: Non-fiction, diary, adventure, travel, survival, family saga.
Publication Date: Written in 1890s (published 1962).
Summary: In 1894, Laura Ingalls Wilder, her husband, Almanzo, and their daughter, Rose, packed their belongings into their covered wagon and set out on a journey from De Smet, South Dakota, to Mansfield, Missouri. They heard that the soil there was rich and the crops were bountiful and hoped to begin a new life. During their journey, Laura kept a detailed diary of events: the cities they passed through, the travelers they encountered on the way, the changing countryside and the trials of an often difficult voyage. Laura's words, preserved in this book, reveal her inner thoughts as she traveled with her family in search of a new home in Mansfield, where Rose would spend her childhood, where Laura would write her Little House books, and where she and Almanzo would remain all the rest of their happy days together. Interspersed with commentary by Laura's daughter, Rose.
My rating: 7.5/10.
♥ You do such things, little things, horrible, cruel, without thinking, not meaning-to. You have done it; nothing can undo it. This is a thing you can never forget.