The Iowa Story by William Anderson

The Iowa Story: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life in Burr Oak, Iowa by William Anderson
Reviewed by Deb Houdek Rule

This is a small book, only fifty-two pages long, but it ably fills in the story of the Ingalls’ year in the town of Burr Oak, Iowa.

Of the many who research and write about Laura’s life and travels, I am always confident in the work and writing of William Anderson. He’s pleasingly reliable both in his research and in the way he writes about his findings. “The Iowa Story” is no exception. Brief though it is, it is an enjoyable read filled with worthwhile information and tidbits that bring life and interest to what otherwise might be dull facts.

I bought my copy of “The Iowa Story” right in Burr Oak, Iowa at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum and giftshop there, published under their own publication imprint. The Iowa Story by William Anderson from Amazon.com doesn’t seem to have new copies but does list the book available from several other booksellers. Or you can order the book directly from the Burr Oak online giftshop at: www.lauraingallswilder.us/shop.html.


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