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Laura's Album: A Remembrance Scrapbook of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Overview

Though best known as the author of the Little House books, Laura Ingalls Wilder led a full, rich life that spanned almost a century of American history. All through her life Laura saved mementos of her past, including early writings, letters, drawings, and photographs, which have been lovingly preserved in private and public collections across the country.

Now, for the first time ever, these photographs, writings, and memorabilia have been gathered together in one incredible ...

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Overview

Though best known as the author of the Little House books, Laura Ingalls Wilder led a full, rich life that spanned almost a century of American history. All through her life Laura saved mementos of her past, including early writings, letters, drawings, and photographs, which have been lovingly preserved in private and public collections across the country.

Now, for the first time ever, these photographs, writings, and memorabilia have been gathered together in one incredible volume by noted Little House historian William Anderson. Each gorgeous page of LAURA'S ALBUM is a doorway into the private world of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and offers a unique glimpse of what her life was like. Here is the fascinating true story of this remarkable pioneer woman's life as well as an unforgettable tale of our own American past.

Photographs and mementos accompany an account of the life and literary career of the author of the well-loved "Little House" books.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
A beautiful book, perfect as a gift for the older child who has read the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder or for the adult who grew up watching "Little House on the Prairie" on television. The book is presented as an old-fashioned album and contains a gift card. Photographs, letters and drawings from many private and public collections document the long and fascinating life of a woman whose writings not only told the story of her own family, but which painted a detailed picture of an era in the history of our country as well. Laura Ingalls was born in 1867 and in 1885 married Almanzo Wilder. Although she began writing articles for publication around 1910, it was not until 1932, after her daughter Rose became a successful writer, that Laura's book, Little House in the Big Woods, was published. The family had suffered many hardships, yet they persevered with a courage that today seems remarkable and which struck a chord with readers during the Depression years. Laura's stories became popular and a series of Little House books was planned. The eighth and final book, published when she was 73, chronicled her years of teaching and her marriage to Almanzo.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060278427
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Series: Little House Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 161,469
  • Age range: 8 years
  • Lexile: 1050L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

William Anderson is an award-winning historian and author whose interest in the “Little House” books began in elementary school. Much of his research for this book was conducted on-site at the locales of the Ingalls and Wilder homes. He has been active in the preservation and operation of the Wilder sites in De Smet, South Dakota, and Mansfield, Missouri, and edits the newsletter, Laura Ingalls Wilder Lore.

Among Mr. Anderson’s other writings about the people and places of the “Little House” books are LAURA INGALLS WILDER COUNTRY, A LITTLE HOUSE SAMPLER, PRAIRIE GIRL, and LAURA’S ALBUM.

William Anderson currently lives and teaches in Michigan. You can visit him online at www.williamandersonbooks.com.

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