Now you can enjoy two more My First Little House picture books in paperback. In Sugar Snow, Laura is delighted when snow falls in early spring in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. A late snow helps the trees make sap for maple sugar, and maple sugar means sweet sugar cakes for Laura! In A Farmer Boy Birthday, Almanzo celebrates his special day by training his little calves and flying down the hill on his birthday sled. Full-color artwork by Doris Ettlinger and Jody Wheeler, inspired by Garth Williams's classic illustrations, brings Laura and Almanzo lovingly to life.
Author Biography: Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. As her classic Little House books tell us, she and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. She and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There Laura wrote her story in the Little House books, and lived until she was ninety years old. For millions of readers, however, she lives forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.
About 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.
Jody Wheeler is the illustrator of over forty books for children, including three picture books about Almanzo Wilder. She lives in New York City.
Date of Birth:February 7, 1867
Date of Death:February 10, 1957
Place of Birth:Pepin, Wisconsin
Place of Death:Mansfield, Missouri
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have the whole series of the Little House chapter books. I bought them originally for my children and just bought a set for my granddaughter. Each book is one story. The illustrations are wonderful. Each book gives a picture of pioneer life from a child's perspective. Farmer Boy is the most difficult one to find. You won't be disappointed by any of the books in this series