Little Author in the Big Woods
Many children are familiar with the Little House books, or perhaps the Little House on the Prairie television series, but far fewer know the true story of the life of the author, Laura Ingalls Wilder. This biography tells the real-life story of one of America's most beloved writers, from her beginnings living in a log cabin, to her life on the prairie and beyond. Laura Ingalls Wilder was a true pioneer woman, with a zest for adventure and new challenges. The story of her life, with all of its triumphs and struggles, will be sure to inspire and entertain young pioneers living today. The large print, as well as several beautiful pencil drawings adorn this biography, making it more enjoyable. 152 pgs, pb. ~ Mike
Many girls in elementary and middle school fall in love with the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. What they don't always realize is that Wilder's books are autobiographical. This narrative biography describes more of the details of the young Laura's real life as a young pioneer homesteading with her family on many adventurous journeys. This biography, complete with charming illustrations, points out the differences between the fictional series as well as the many similarities.
Little Author in the Big Woods: A Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Yona Zeldis McDonough, with illustrations by Jennifer Thermes, is the fascinating story of a much-celebrated writer.