Return to `Little House' Seventy years ago at the...

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March 16, 2000|By Tricia Bishop

Return to `Little House'

Seventy years ago at the urging of her daughter Rose, Laura Ingalls Wilder began to write down the stories of her pioneer childhood that she'd often shared when Rose was just a girl. Two years later, in 1932, the first of the seven books chronicling Wilder's life hit the shelves with the title "Little House in the Big Woods." In it, a 4- and then 5-year-old Laura showed readers the way of life on the prairie, from panther attacks to maple-tree sapping. Many of us grew up right alongside her, with her books tucked in our knapsacks and her adventures stored in our hearts. "Little House on the Prairie" appeared in 1935, and Borders Books & Music in Columbia is celebrating that book's 65th anniversary with a party Saturday at 12: 45 p.m. Kids are encouraged to come dressed in the pioneer style of Laura Ingalls Wilder's youth to mark the event with readings, games and prizes. 6151 Columbia Crossing Circle, 410-290-0062.

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