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Laura Ingalls Wilder

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When Laura Ingalls Wilder decided to write about her childhood on the American frontier, she had no idea that her books would become staples of children's literature. Wilder was born in 1867; her first book, Little House in the Big Woods, was published when she was 65. She went on to write seven more Little House books, finishing the last one when she was 76 years old. Wilder realized that with the Little House books, she could capture a rich part of American history for posterity while sharing her personal ...
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Overview

When Laura Ingalls Wilder decided to write about her childhood on the American frontier, she had no idea that her books would become staples of children's literature. Wilder was born in 1867; her first book, Little House in the Big Woods, was published when she was 65. She went on to write seven more Little House books, finishing the last one when she was 76 years old. Wilder realized that with the Little House books, she could capture a rich part of American history for posterity while sharing her personal memories with others. Readers of Laura Ingalls Wilder will gain tremendous insight into the life and works of one of the most widely read authors of children's literature.

About the Author:
Amy Sickels is a fiction writer who lives in Brooklyn, New York. She teaches creative writing classes at Gotham Writers' Workshop. Her short stories and essays have been published in a variety of literary journals

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791095256
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Series: Who Wrote That? Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Kyle Zimmer President     6
A Small Log Cabin     11
Westward Bound     19
Seeing the World Twice     33
The Railroad Boom     47
Teaching, Marriage, and Motherhood     57
The Promised Land     67
From Farming to Writing     77
A Children's Book Author is Born     87
Fame in the Golden Years     97
Chronology     109
Notes     111
Works   Laura Ingalls Wilder     112
Popular Books     113
Popular Characters     115
Major Awards     117
Bibliography     118
Further Reading     119
Index     122
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