At Popisms.com, we show you how pop culture (TV, movies, books, ads) is connected to other pop culture. For example, what song is in that Olympics commercial or TV episode? What book is that character reading? What music is another song sampling? We answer these questions and many more.

By the Shores of Silver Lake (1939) written by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Home > Explore > Publications > Books > By the Shores of Silver Lake
By the Shores of Silver Lake (1939) (Book) written by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Buy Book Now

By the Shores of Silver Lake (Book)

written by Laura Ingalls Wilder

1939
 
  • Download on iTunes
  • Buy on Amazon.com
This book is based on Laura's late childhood spent near De Smet, South Dakota, in late 19th Century, and is the first book in the series to reference her sister Mary's teenage illness (referred to in the book as scarlet fever) and resulting lifelong blindness. The book also introduces Laura's youngest sister Grace Pearl. Jack dies of old age. Laura also meets her cousin Lena Waldvogel who becomes her good friend.