Little House on the Prairie

Season 4 Episode 15

Whisper Country

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Jan 16, 1978 on NBC



  • Notes

    • This episode is loosely based on events in the Laura Ingalls Wilder book "Those Happy Golden Years", although, in the book, it was Laura who had the experiences, not Mary. In the book, Laura went to her first teaching position 12 miles away from her town, and had some misgivings about the family she boarded with as well as the students. She returned home on a weekend distraught, but returned to the school and finished the job. The book was again revisited in the series during the end of the seventh season (the episode entitled "Sweet Sixteen" portrayed Laura's first teaching experience), although the storyline about her boarding family was not portrayed.