Laura Ingalls Wilder: Real-Life Pioneer of the Little House Books

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Real-Life Pioneer of the Little House Books

by Carin T. Ford

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Rumbling along in a covered wagon ... clouds of grasshoppers devouring the crops ... Pa fiddling on a winter night... Readers and television viewers will recognize these scenes from Little House on the Prairie. Behind all the magic and all the hardships was a real-life pioneer: Laura Ingalls Wilder. In the late 1800s, Laura and her family traveled into the unsettled West, where they built a new life. Writer Carin T. Ford takes readers on an exciting journey back to the American frontier. There they will meet the brave and talented author who has captivated millions of readers with her tales of pioneer life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766021051
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Series: People to Know Ser.
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.04(w) x 10.14(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range: 11 Years

Table of Contents

1.On the Move5
2.Growing Up11
3.Back to the Big Woods23
4.Walnut Grove30
5.Hard Times39
6.A Prairie Winter57
7.On Her Own67
8.Moving On75
9.The Little House Books89
10.Leaving a Mark98
Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder105
Chapter Notes106
Further Reading with Internet Addresses110

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: Real-Life Pioneer of the Little House Books 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
nicoally on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Similar to other Laura Ingalls Wilder biographies, this book depicts the life and work of LIW as well as a brief bit on her daughter, Rose. Wilder was a pioneer in the late 1800s who traveled across the Midwest in a covered wagon and later wrote about her experiences in her Little House on the Prairie series. The author breaks up the book into simple chapters and language so it is easily digestible for middle school readers. In addition to the history, the author includes a Wilder¿s chronology, chapter notes, and supplementary reading suggestions. Black-and-white photographs from the Wilder collection also accompany the narrative. Unfortunately, the author does not present any new information that differs from other Laura Ingalls Wilder biographies. A thoroughly researched book, but other Wilder biographies would do just as well. Additional Selection.