Lessons from the Prairie

The Surprising Secrets to Happiness, Success, and (Sometimes Just) Survival I Learned on America's Favorite Show

Lessons from the Prairie

"Lessons from the Prairie delivers one belly laugh after another as Melissa tees up an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to tackling life's toughest challenges, and making your life happier." - Megyn Kelly For fans of the beloved TV show Little House on the Prairie, a self-help book by Melissa Francis, bestselling author of Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter and child star of Little House, revealing important life lessons inspired by a childhood on set. Melissa Francis was only eight years old when she won the role of a lifetime: playing Cassandra Cooper Ingalls on the world's most famous prime-time soap opera, Little House on the Prairie. Now in Lessons from the Prairie, she shares behind-the-scenes stories from the set, and lessons learned from the show's dynamic creator, Michael Landon, that have echoed throughout Melissa's adult life. With novel insights on hard work, making mistakes, and even spirituality, Francis shares inspirational and practical life lessons that will appeal both to her current TV fans, and fans of one of the most adored TV shows of all time.

Prairie Primer - Lessons from the American Prairie

Prairie Primer - Lessons from the American Prairie

Learn about prairie plants common in the midwest and learn of the positive lessons learned from this native land by the author, Pamela Breitberg. An uplifting and educational book for any nature lover.

Clara, the Little Girl from the Prairie

Clara, the Little Girl from the Prairie

Clara, the Little Girl from the Prairie was born July 4, 1931 in Garfield County, Nebraska. She grew up in the prairie of central nebraska. Farm life, dust storms and the Great Depression are among the forces that shaped her childhood. She has a distinct Danish heritage, her father was born in Denmark and her maternal grandparents were both born in Denmark. These are stories of her early childhood and the changes in her life as she left her home on the prairie to become a "Career Girl". A chance meeting with a young man from Indiana led to an eventual change to "Career Mom". From that chance meeting, they have celebrated 58 anniversaries of their wedding. She raised four sons and has eight grand children and two great grand children.

Lessons from the Back Roads

Because Life Is Too Short to Use Interstates

Lessons from the Back Roads

What truly defines a life? What makes us who we are? It is, in no small part, our life's experiences and those who surround us. It is the setbacks, the triumphs and those people in our lives through which the potter's hand gradually molds us into the shape we are to become. I had been molded in many ways - A brother's death in Vietnam when I was 7 years old, a motorcycle accident that took my father's life when I was a senior in high school, and an embarrassingly short ten day marriage in my early thirties. I was molded through positive influences as well - the unconditional love of a faithful mother, the positive role model of an older brother and my Christian faith, which sustained me against life's many piercing arrows. And I was molded by my love for motorcycles...From riding in the 5 acre field behind my house as a kid, racing the Mexican Baja peninsula, trail riding through the Sierra Nevada Mountains and riding my Harley throughout the country. These experiences prepared me for this journey.

Changing Prairie Landscapes

Changing Prairie Landscapes

Landscapes of the Northern Great Plains have been constantly changing, but never so rapidly as under modern conditions of economic affluence and technological development. This change is multifaceted and has an impact not only on the fabric of culture and its perception of landscape, but also on the ecology and physical landforms. Multidisciplinary research has therefore become an important tool in identifying the influences that human activities have, not only on cultural landscapes but on biophysical ones as well. This collection of articles, originating in a conference held at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in April 2000, focuses on just such an integration of research concerning the Great Plains of North America and involving the disciplines of geology, archaeology, biology, geography, sociology, and agriculture.

People on the Prairie Reader's Theater Script and Lesson

People on the Prairie Reader's Theater Script and Lesson

Improve reading fluency while providing fun and purposeful practice for performance. Motivate students with this reader's theater script and build students' knowledge through grade-level content. Included graphic organizer helps visual learners.

Building a Nation After the Smoke Cleared Away

Memoir of a Colorado High Plains Childhood.

Building a Nation After the Smoke Cleared Away

Samuel Edward Masters (1890-1958) lived his early years on several homesteads in the area south of Brush, CO and northeast of Deer Trail, CO. Cowhand, auto mechanic, roughneck, welder. This memoir, written the last six months before he died, recounts his childhood on the high plains of eastern Colorado.