Laura Ingalls Wilder by William Anderson
A Biography (Little House)

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Laura Ingalls Wilder has charmed generations of readers with her "Little House" books. Fans of the series feel as if they know Laura and her family, having read all about their adventures in the Big Woods and on the prairie. But Laura's readers always want to know more, to hear what happened to Laura after the last "Little House" book ends.

Finally, in Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography, Laura's fans will find their answers. Noted Wilder historian William Anderson gives a warm, detailed account of both Laura's childhood and her adult life with her husband, Almanzo, and their daughter, Rose. Here too is a fascinating look at how Laura came to write the "Little House" books.

Maps and photographs, some never before published, illustrate this affectionate biography of one of America's most beloved authors. The authoritative expert of the Little House series ‘chronicles the life of author Wilder in a readable biography that is easily accessible to [readers of] the Little House books. Particularly interesting are the sections that fill in the gaps in Wilder's stories'including the time spent in Burr Oak, Iowa, and the years following her marriage to Almanzo Wilder.' 'BL.

1990 Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for Nonfiction

 

About William Anderson

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Writing is in William Anderson's blood. He's a direct descendan which gave him insight while writing the picture book biography. Laura Ingalls Wilder. He brings the same insight and interest.
 
Published October 1, 1992 by Harper & Row. 44 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This straightforward chronology of Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) details her heritage and birth, her family's pioneering and her travels with her husband Almanzo and daughter Rose. Though he makes

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In clear, workmanlike prose, Wilder historian Anderson (The Little House Guidebook) begins with Laura's birth in 1867 in a log cabin in Wisconsin and chronicles her many childhood adventures (moving with her family by covered wagon to the Kansas prairie, later to a sod dugout at Plum Creek, Minn....

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This straightforward chronology of Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) details her heritage and birth, her family's pioneering and her travels with her husband Almanzo and daughter Rose.

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