Ree Drummond's Favorite Childhood Books Were the 'Little House on the Prairie' Series, Of Course

Drummond shares her love for the Laura Ingalls Wilder classics.

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There's something we find just so comforting about the Little House on the Prairie books. Whether you're picking them up for the first or five hundredth time, the prose is a true joy to read, even if you've long graduated from your grade school days. The series was written by Laura Ingalls Wilder starting in 1932, and gives an eye-opening view into life on the American frontier. The mostly autobiographical children novels have since been turned into a movie and popular television series, but there's something about reading Ingalls Wilder's written word that just soothes our soul.

Especially now, in a world of such chaos and uncertainty, do we value returning to these classic books of days gone by to imbue our lives with a greater sense of eternity and meaning. Turns out, our Food Network favorite, Ree Drummond, can't get enough of this winsome series either.

"I grew up reading the Little House on the Prairie series," Drummond tells writer Rebekah Lowin in a recent piece on "I absolutely adored them." Given that Drummond's life is now built around her family's ranch in rural Pawhuska, Oklahoma, we can't help but wonder how much reading about this earlier pioneering family influenced her dreams. Reflecting on her similar homesteading life to the characters in the books, Drummond exclaims, "Hilarious that I wound up living in the country!" (Though she was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma,Drummond lived in Los Angeles for college prior to meeting her now-husband Ladd and had plans to move to Chicago after graduation.)

Indeed, all this talk about living in the great, wide open, American countryside definitely has us ready to travel back in time with Laura, Ma, Pa, and the crew, to the 1870s and live vicariously through the Little House adventures for a little while. In need of some new book copies or want to gift it to a loved one? You can buy the nine-book box set on Amazon Prime for $37.71 here.

WATCH: Ree Drummond Shares That Her Family's "Peaceful Pond" Is One of Her Favorite Spots on the Ranch

Now, can we get a cookies and juice break and lie on the floor reading these classic books for hours just like we did in our childhood? See you on the wall-to-wall carpeted floor.

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