The Unfairness of Fair Hair: Duty and Maturity in Little House in the Big Woods

By |2017-06-20T13:45:02-05:00September 28th, 2010|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Featured, Literature|Tags: |

Rereading the opening Little House book for the first time in probably half a decade, I was struck by the ways Wilder establishes the point of view for her protagonist—a four-year-old girl and second-born child. She expresses Laura’s thoughts about family members and fairness, for instance, with a simplicity that resonates with children, but [...]