Laura: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

by Donald Zochert

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Courage, Adventure, Steadfast Love

From a little house set deep in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, across Indian territory and into the Dakotas, Laura's family moved westward right along the frontier.

Their true-life saga, beloved by countless millions of TV viewers and readers of the bestselling Little House books, is one of spirit and devotion in the face of bitter-cold winters, wilderness trails, and heartbreaking personal tragedy.

Here, for the first time, and drawing on her own unpublished memoirs is the endlessly fascinating full account of Laura's life — from her earliest years through her enduring marriage to Almanzo Wilder, the "farmer boy" of her stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380016365
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/28/1977
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 293,388
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

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Laura: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MerryMary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As a life-long devotee of the Wilder books, I loved this book. It filled in the blank spaces, unraveled the fictionalized parts of Laura's tales, and gave us a look at the reality of "happily ever after." Laura and Almanzo did live long and happily together, and this book gives us a map to that long journey.My only quibble is about the cover art. The figures on the cover look like a cross between tv actors and romance novel characters. Look at the many photographs in the book and you'll see what I mean.
rainbowdarling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As an avid reader of the Little House books from childhood, it was only natural that I would want to read a little bit more about the author, to fill in the blanks of the life that she told through her stories. Despite her daughter's claims that the stories told in the series are factual. While there's no doubt that the books are based partially on actual events, there is a lot of omission and a lot of the stories are combined or changed in some ways to make for more interesting and easy-reading stories. This biography fills in quite a few of the blank spots and corrects the facts where correct information is available. The book reads in a similar style to the one that Wilder employed in her own stories which makes it feel like it's really a part of the series. This is a wonderful book for anyone who is interested in the true story behind the wonderful Little House books. Possibly the worst part of the book is its cover. The cover seems to be a combination of an attempted TV-series tie-in and a romance novel. That being the worst part of the book I feel I can recommend this book for anyone interested in a more complete view of Laura Ingalls Wilder's life.
MrsLee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting story, though it disturbed me to find out how much of the "Little House" books are fiction. It does give a larger picture of Laura and those who surrounded her, so it is a good book. These people do not loose their interest value through closer scrutiny, rather they gain.
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While helping my daughter do research for a report on Laura Ingalls Wilder, I came across this book that I had read as a child. I vividly recall how much I enjoyed this book, the detail with which the author accounted Laura's life, and the numerous photographs included. If you are a true Laura Ingalls Wilder fan and you can get your hands on a copy of this book I highly recommend it. You will not be sorry!