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How does 'Little House on the Prairie' still resonate with kids today?

Melissa Gilbert shares how 'Little House' continues to appeal to kids

Laura Ingalls is such an iconic character. Why do you think the books and your portrayal of the character on 'Little House' still resonate with kids today?

Melissa says, "I think “Little House on the Prairie” still has meaning for kids because it teaches children the most important things we all strive for — community, family, love and home. And the other thing is that it shows them an authentic, specific time in American history and how kids lived then — walking to school, not having electricity and the way things were in the 1870s. And on that same token, a lot of the problems kids and people go through today are the same problems that existed in the 1800s. Things like bullying, drug addiction — and most of all, the stories are told in a really fun way."

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