Prairie Day (My First Little House Books Series)by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Renee Graef
Join Laura and her family on their journey across the flat Kansas prairie. There are gophers and rabbits to play with in the daytime, and a cozy camp awaits at night. Renée Graef's enchanting full-color illustrations, inspired by Garth Williams' classic artwork, bring Laura and her family lovingly to life in this ninth title in the My First Little House Books series, picture books adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved storybooks.
Meet the Author
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867–1957) was born in a log cabin in the Wisconsin woods. With her family, she pioneered throughout America’s heartland during the 1870s and 1880s, finally settling in Dakota Territory. She married Almanzo Wilder in 1885; their only daughter, Rose, was born the following year. The Wilders moved to Rocky Ridge Farm at Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894, where they established a permanent home. After years of farming, Laura wrote the first of her beloved Little House books in 1932. The nine Little House books are international classics. Her writings live on into the twenty-first century as America’s quintessential pioneer story.
Renée Graef received her bachelor's degree in art from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is the illustrator of numerous titles in the Little House publishing program, as well as Rodgers and Hammerstein's My Favorite Things and E.T.A Hoffman's The Nutcracker, adapted by Janet Schulman. She lives in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, with her husband and two children.
- Date of Birth:
- February 7, 1867
- Date of Death:
- February 10, 1957
- Place of Birth:
- Pepin, Wisconsin
- Place of Death:
- Mansfield, Missouri
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These picture books are perfect to introduce the younger crowd to the classic Little House books. I loved the originals when I was a girl and now my 3 year-old is enjoying these picture books. The storylines are true to the originals with just enough detail to keep little ones interested. The artwork is in the style of the originals as well, with beautiful color and full, two-page spreads that pull children into the scene. I highly recommend!