DK Biography: Laura Ingalls Wilder

DK Biography: Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756645083
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 03/02/2009
Series: DK Biography Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 489,357
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 17 Years

About the Author

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

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DK Biography: Laura Ingalls Wilder 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JeneenNammar on LibraryThing 7 months ago
5th to 12th grade. Tanya Lee Stone contributes a comprehensive and well-written biography on Laura Ingalls Wilder to the DK Biography series. In it she traces Wilder's life from birth to death, from her parents, her childhood, through all the places she lived, and all that provided material for her books. In the end, Wilder fans will much appreciate learning all they can about a beloved author's life. The book cover calls this a "photographic story of a life" and many photos do splice up 128 pages of text. They provide a much-valued pictorial story that runs in companionship with the text. Stone also includes drawings, maps, letters, and pictures of artifacts like Pa's real fiddle that bring eras to life that are long gone. Boxes of factual information occasionally appear in the upper right hand corner to ground Wilder's biography to a greater historical context. At the end Stone includes a pictorial time line for Wilder's life and a list "For Further Study" that will be helpful to the reader as well. This book is highly recommended for public, elementary, middle, and high school libraries. Challenging for later elementary students and easier for high school students, the DK biography on Laura Ingalls Wilder will help students glean the necessary information for school projects and personal enrichment.