Melissa Francis’s Lessons from the Prairie Coming Later This Month

Melissa Francis, who played a recurring role as Cassandra Cooper in the 1981–1982 season of the popular NBC series Little House on the Prairie, will be publishing a new book later this month, a follow-up to her 2012 memoir Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter:

mfrancis_lessonsfromtheprairieMelissa Francis was only eight years old when she won the role of a lifetime: playing Cassandra Cooper Ingalls on the world’s most famous prime-time soap opera, Little House on the Prairie.

Now in Lessons from the Prairie, she shares behind-the-scenes stories from the set, and lessons learned from the show’s dynamic creator, Michael Landon, that have echoed throughout Melissa’s adult life. With novel insights on hard work, making mistakes, and even spirituality, Francis shares inspirational and practical life lessons that will appeal both to her current TV fans, and fans of one of the most adored TV shows of all time.

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Author: Benjamin Lefebvre

Benjamin Lefebvre is the editor of seven books, including an edition of L.M. Montgomery's rediscovered final book, The Blythes Are Quoted (Penguin Canada, 2009/2018), and the three-volume critical anthology The L.M. Montgomery Reader (University of Toronto Press, 2013–15), which won the 2016 PROSE Award for Literature by the Association of American Publishers. He teaches in the graduate certificate program in publishing at Ryerson University.

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