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Life After Little House

Long before Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote the Little House books, Almanzo, Laura, and their 7-year-old daughter Rose moved away from South Dakota. 

The Ingalls Family 1894
The Ingalls Family before the Wilders moved to Missouri. 1894.
South Dakota State Historical Society.

The Wilder family settled down in Mansfield, Missouri in 1894. Though they stayed in touch with the Ingalls and Wilder families and even saw them at times, their new family life was quite different than their growing up years as described in the Little House books.

The tenth chapter of THE LAURA INGALLS WILDER COMPANION: A CHAPTER-BY-CHAPTER GUIDE is titled “What Happened Next” Because we all want to know what happened to the Ingalls and Wilder families after the final Little House book. 
Which adult character in the Little House books do you relate to the most? 

If you want to know more about the real people, places, and history of the Little House books, consider The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide (Chicago Review Press, 2020). I also included 75 Live Like Laura activities for curious readers of all ages!

Happy Trails! 
~ Annette 


  1. I'm so excited and can't wait for it to arrive! I preordered in October and mine is scheduled to arrive on August 4th!

    1. THAT is a long wait! Thanks so much for pre-ordering!