Little Author in the Big Woods


Little Author in the Big Woods: A Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Yona Zeldis McDonough, and illustrated by Jennifer Thermes

You probably fell in love with the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder in grade school. Young people today may not realize is that Wilder's books are autobiographical. This biography describes more of the details of Laura's real life as a young pioneer homesteading with her family on many adventurous journeys Complete with charming illustrations, the narrative points out the differences between the fictional series as well as the many similarities. It's a fascinating story of a much-celebrated writer.   A Christy Ottaviano Book.

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"'Little House' fans will find a lot to love here. . . Those who are less familiar with the series will find themselves well introduced to its timeless stories and to the independent, adventurous woman who created them." -School Library Journal

"Fans of the Little House series will welcome this opportunity to immerse themselves in the lives of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family." -Publishers Weekly

"A noteworthy emphasis on literacy--especially for girls-and on the values of three generations of 'strong, smart women.'" -Kirkus Reviews

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