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American Legends: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

American Legends: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

by Charles River Editors
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*Discusses the historical debate over whether Laura or her daughter Rose wrote the Little House books.

*Includes pictures of Laura and important people and places in her life.
*Includes Laura's quotes and excerpts from her books and journal articles.

*Includes a Bibliography for further reading.

"Every job is good if you do your best and work hard. A man who works hard stinks only to the ones that have nothing to do but smell." - Laura Ingalls Wilder

A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America's most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known.

"A long time ago, when all the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin."

So begins the first of a series of primarily autobiographical books for children that would give 20th century America a look at what it was like when the country was still young and the West was a largely empty, untamed wilderness. They were written by a woman who had experienced a hardscrabble frontier life, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and they were first published in the 1930s, when the United States desperately needed a reminder that "tough times don't last but tough people do." In addition to giving Americans a nostalgic glimpse of the past, the books were a reminder of the nation's unique spirit and belief that hard work can overcome any obstacle.

The semi-autobiographical Little House books were so popular in their time that Laura eventually became a well-known author around the world, even as an ensuing debate grew among scholars and historians over what role Laura's daughter Rose Wilder Lane played in the drafting of the books. Regardless of that controversy, the books were so beloved by children and their parents that they spawned spin-off television series both in the United States and Japan, as well as film adaptations.

American Legends: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder chronicles the amazing life of the celebrated author and examines her books and legacy. Along with pictures of important people and places, you will learn about Laura Ingalls Wilder like you never have before, in no time at all.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781986426244
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/11/2018
Pages: 50
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.10(d)

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