The Prairie Girl's Guide to Life

The Prairie Girl's Guide to Life

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Frontier fun meets a home-spun touch in this heart-warming mixture of pioneer projects and wistful nostalgia. Jennifer Worick teaches readers how to sew a quilt, master the art of bread-and-butter pickles, speak old-time slang, and much much more. This is for the legions of Laura Ingalls Wilder fans who have dreamed of what a pioneer life out on the prairie would be like.

Combining step-by-step how-to on crafts, with tongue-in-cheek instructions on prairie slang, winning a spelling bee, and singing a lullaby, The Prairie Girl's Guide to Life allows fans to finally act out their childhood dreams or to simply enjoy the vicarious thrill of reading about it one more time. This is a book that will pull at the heart strings of every childhood Laura and also teach us a few prairie-time crafts along the way.

Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, 2007.
ISBN: 9781561589869
1561589861
Call Number: 745.5 WORICK
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Cooking.
Handicraft.
Additional Contributors: Taunton Press

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GoneWithTheThread
Jul 17, 2017

If you ever wanted to know the basics of pioneer activities this book gives you a good starting point. Gives instructions on how to knit a shawl, predict the weather, braid a rug, make candles, milk a cow and more. A quick, entertaining read.

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KendraMc
Apr 05, 2014

A few interesting sections but not as informative as I'd hoped for. Details on how to do some of the projects is sparse.

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