The Prairie Girl’s Guide to Life by Jennifer Worick

Frontier fun meets a home-spun touch in this heart-warming mixture of pioneer projects and wistful nostalgia. Jennifer Worick teaches readers how to sew a quilt, master the art of bread-and-butter pickles, speak old-time slang, and much much more. This is for the legions of Laura Ingalls Wilder fans who have dreamed of what a pioneer life out on the prairie would be like. Combining step-by-step how-to on crafts, with tongue-in-cheek instructions on prairie slang, winning a spelling bee, and singing a lullaby, The “Prairie Girl’s Guide to Life” allows fans to finally act out their childhood dreams or to simply enjoy the vicarious thrill of reading about it one more time. This is a book that will pull at the heart strings of every childhood Laura and also teach us a few prairie-time crafts along the way.

Jennifer Worick is the author of more than 15 books, including the New York Times bestselling The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex. She writes for Allure and Men’s Health, among other magazines. As a native of rural Michigan, Jennifer’s mastered such prairie-time handicrafts as knitting, chopping wood, roasting a turkey, concocting lip balm in a double boiler, and laying a fire. She currently lives in Seattle, WA.