On the Way Home
Front dustjacket, first edition
|Author||Laura Ingalls Wilder|
|Subject||Family migration, frontier life|
|Genre||Diary, children's literature|
|Publisher||Harper & Row|
|November 12, 1962|
|Media type||Print (hardcover)|
|LC Class||F598 .W54|
|Preceded by||The First Four Years (fiction)|
|Followed by||West From Home|
On the Way Home is the diary of an American farm wife, Laura Ingalls Wilder, during her 1894 migration with husband Almanzo Wilder and seven-year-old daughter Rose from De Smet, South Dakota, to Mansfield, Missouri, where they settled permanently.
It provides detailed, daily description of the family's migration and includes commentary by Rose – "a setting by Rose Wilder Lane". It was published in 1962, after Laura's death, by Harper & Bros., who had published her Little House series of novels.
On the Way Home is sometimes considered part of the Little House series, which is narrowly a series of nine autobiographical children's novels based on Wilder's life from about 1870 to 1894 in South Dakota, ages about three to 27.
- On the way home; the diary of a trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, …. Library of Congress Online Catalog. Harper & Row. 1962. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
- "On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894". Kirkus Reviews. November 1, 1962. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
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