Paperback: 70 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (June 21, 2017)
At the young age of fourteen, Mary Ingalls suffered an illness, causing her to lose her eyesight. Despite this trauma, Mary—the famous older sister of author Laura Ingalls Wilder, who is best known for her children’s book series—led a remarkable life.
Mary Ingalls—the College Years explores the young adult life of the oldest Ingalls sister, following her years spent at the Iowa College for the Blind. Readers learn of the subjects Mary studied, Mary’s academic performance, her success after graduation, and the sacrifices the Ingalls family made for their eldest daughter’s education. Additionally, readers are introduced to the history, development, and controversy surrounding one of America’s earliest schools for the blind.
In this book—decorated with never-before-published archived photos—celebrated storyteller, historical performer, and author Marie Tschopp paints a historically accurate picture of Mary Ingalls’s life as a student. Fans of Ingalls Wilder’s beloved novels will enjoy this captivating biography that explores the real life of Mary Ingalls.
Meet the author - Marie Tschopp
Marie Tschopp is a professional storyteller, performer, and celebrated author. For more than twenty-five years, Tschopp has performed as Laura Ingalls Wilder throughout the Midwest. As a member of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association, Tschopp became inspired to research the life of Mary Ingalls, Laura’s older sister, to further educate her audience of Ingalls enthusiasts.
Marie is a lifelong midwesterner and is married with two adult children, a daughter-in-law, and one rambunctious granddog.
With me being a fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder I am always looking for more books about her and her family. This book tells the story of the Iowa School for the Blind that Laura's sister Mary went to to get an education after she went blind. It also tells the story of Mary and what she did after school. It is not a very long book and can be read in one sitting. I thought it was interesting even though I would have liked for it to be a bit longer as I wanted even more information about her. A nice addition to my collection of Laura Ingalls books.