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
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William Anderson has written many books of history, biography, and travel. As a teacher, he has often taught the books of Mark Twain, and he visited Twain's homesites while researching this book. He is also the author of the picture-book biography Pioneer Girl: The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography. Mr. Anderson lives and writes in Michigan.From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-7-- This biography of the quintessential pioneer girl who lived the ``Little House'' stories and later captured them for posterity in her books is substantial in length and content. Like the subject's enduring series, it not only chronicles growing up on the frontier, but also pictures a way of life that has long since vanished. Many more people and events from Wilder's childhood and mature years appear here than in other juvenile accounts. Quotations from her works are woven into the text. Anderson brings credentials to the work, yet falters when discussing Wilder's awards. He states that Little House in the Big Woods (1932) became a Newbery Honor Book, when, in fact, On the Banks of Plum Creek (1937, both HarperCollins) was the first of the series so named. Compounding the error, he describes an Honor Book as ``the most outstanding children's book of the year.'' These inaccuracies aside, Anderson's colorful and detailed biography should prove popular with ``Little House'' devotees and students reporting on notable women or authors. Two sections of black-and-white photographs are included. --Pat Katka, San Diego Public Library
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