Little House Books: Mary Ingalls on Her Own
Author: Elizabeth Kimmel Willard
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After losing her sight at age 14 because of a devastating bout of scarlet fever, Mary Ingalls has longed to return to school. She wants learn Braille, and master other skills that will make her independent. Now, at age 16, Mary has the opportunity to attend the Iowa College for the Blind. Though it's a dream come true for her, it still means leaving her cherished family behind in Dakota Territory, including her sister Laura.
Laura's feistiness has always complemented Mary's quiet nature, and ever since Mary lost her sight, Laura has served as Mary's 'eyes' to the world. Now that she's on her own, Mary must learn to get along without her beloved sister, and in the process realizes that she may have a bit of Laura's spunk in her after all. For the first time, readers will get a glimpse into the life of Mary Ingalls and will discover a whole new side of this Little House sister they've gotten to know through Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic Little House on the Prairie series. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
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