Little Town on the Prairie Characters

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Laura

Laura Ingalls is the main character and principal protagonist in the novel “Little Town on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Laura Ingalls is a lightly-fictionalized autobiographical version of the author at the ages of 14 and 15. Laura is the daughter of Ma and Pa, the younger sister of Mary, and the older sister of Carrie and Grace. When the novel begins, Laura and her family are preparing for the spring and summer on their homestead one mile outside of town. Laura is a sweet, kind, intelligent, and pretty girl who deeply loves her family, and values them above everything else. Her main goal at the beginning of the novel is to become a teacher by the age of 16 so that the family can afford to send Mary to school for the blind.

Laura is also very patient, very thoughtful, and very much opposed to most change. For example...

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