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Children's LiteratureThese short "Rookie Biographies" are perfect for emergent readers. They feature people in the news as well as famous men and women of the past. I read the Little House Books when I was growing up and kids are still reading them today. This brief biography tells about the life of one of America's favorite authors. She grew up on a farm at a time when there was no television or radio or computers or videos. She traveled in a covered wagon and life on the prairies was hard. Laura became a teacher, married and had a daughter named Rose. It was her daughter who suggested that she write down some of the stories about her early years and thus the series began. Laura believed in hard work and never let her fame change her outlook. She lived to be 90. The book is filled with vintage photographs and drawings to show young readers what people looked like nearly 100 years ago and what Laura herself looked like as both a young and older woman. There is a pictorial words to know section at the end of the text, an index and a brief blurb about the author. 2003, Children's Press, Ages 5 to 7.
— Marilyn Courtot