laura ingalls wilder http://wmuk.org en How Mary went blind: A 'Little House on the Prairie' investigation http://wmuk.org/post/how-mary-went-blind-little-house-prairie-investigation <p>The <em>Little House on the Prairie</em> books by Laura&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ingalls Wilder have entertained kids for almost seventy five years, while teaching them a little about what life was like for pioneers during the late </span>1800s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. While the books were published as fiction, most of the story was taken from Wilder’s own childhood. One of the biggest turning points in the books is when Laura’s older sister Mary goes blind after getting scarlet fever. But an article recently published in the American Academy of Pediatrics argues that scarlet fever did not cause Mary’s blindness at all.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 02:31:24 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 2457 at http://wmuk.org How Mary went blind: A 'Little House on the Prairie' investigation