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Laura Ingalls Wilder - Author

About the Author

Laura Elizabeth Ingalls was born February 7, 1867, in a little log house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Laura's childhood was spent traveling west by covered wagon, to Indian Territory in Kansas, to Grasshopper Country in Minnesota, and then to Dakota Territory, where she met and married Almanzo Wilder.

Laura's daughter Rose grew up listening to her mother's stories of those pioneer days. She urged her mother to write them down so that other children could enjoy them, as well. So in the 1930s and 40s, Laura recorded her memories of those days of long ago in a children's series known as the "Little House"® books.

Although Laura died on February 10, 1957, at her home in the Ozarks of Missouri, she and her family will live forever in the hearts of her readers.

Featured books by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Other books by Laura Ingalls Wilder

A Little House Picture Book Treasury Six Stories of Life on the Prairie

A Little House Picture Book Treasury Six Stories of Life on the Prairie

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2017

This hardcover, full-color treasury includes six picture book stories adapted from the classic Little House books. The Little House series introduced generations of readers to Laura Ingalls Wilder's life on the frontier. Now with this illustrated storybook collection, the youngest readers can share in her world as well. Laura Ingalls lives in a snug little log cabin with her ma, her pa, her sisters, Mary and Carrie, and their dog, Jack. Almanzo Wilder lives on a farm with his family and lots of animals. These pioneer children have all sorts of adventures, including trips to town, county fairs, cozy winter days, and holidays with family. The six stories included in this treasury were originally published as stand-alone picture books: A Little Prairie House, Going to Town, County Fair, Sugar Snow, Winter Days in the Big Woods, and Christmas in the Big Woods.

School Days Reillustrated Edition

School Days Reillustrated Edition

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2017

Laura Ingalls is going to school! Join the original pioneer girl in this Little House chapter book, adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved classics. Illustrated with beautiful new black-and-white artwork, this repackaged edition includes bonus material such as games, activities, and more. The Ingalls family has settled near town, and it's finally time for Laura and her sister Mary to start school. Laura wants to stay home and play, but Ma says she should be learning to read instead of running wild. Laura soon realizes she can learn and have fun at school, and she especially loves having new friends to play with at recess.

Laura & Nellie Reillustrated Edition

Laura & Nellie Reillustrated Edition

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2017

Laura Ingalls and Nellie Oleson are classmates, but they don't get along. Join the original pioneer girl in this Little House chapter book, adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved classics. Illustrated with beautiful new black-and-white artwork, this repackaged edition includes bonus material such as games, activities, and more! Laura loves living on a farm, playing in Plum Creek, and wearing her homemade dresses. She's a country girl, through and through. But Nellie is a town girl. Her dad is a shopkeeper and she wears store-bought dresses. Laura is proud to be a country girl, but Nellie teases her for it. Can they put aside their differences and become friends?

Animal Adventures Reillustrated Edition

Animal Adventures Reillustrated Edition

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2017

Laura Ingalls lives with her family on the prairie. Join the original pioneer girl in this Little House chapter book, adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved classics. Illustrated with beautiful new black-and-white artwork, this repackaged edition includes bonus material such as games, activities, and more! Laura Ingalls and her family are surrounded by all kinds of wild animals. From bears and panthers to badgers and deer, Laura always manages to find herself caught up in a new animal adventure.

The Adventures of Laura & Jack Reillustrated Edition

The Adventures of Laura & Jack Reillustrated Edition

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2017

Laura Ingalls and her bulldog, Jack, have been together for as long as she can remember-and he's no ordinary dog. Join the original pioneer girl in this Little House chapter book, adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved classics. Illustrated with beautiful new black-and-white artwork, this repackaged edition includes bonus material such as games, activities, and more! Jack travels with Laura and her pioneer family all the way from the Big Woods of Wisconsin to the West. He protects them from wolves, cattle that go astray, and sometimes even a friendly neighbor. And he can always help Laura find her way home.

The Little House Book of Wisdom

The Little House Book of Wisdom

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2017

In this timeless collection of quotes, readers can revisit their favorite moments from all nine original Little House books, alongside beautiful black-and-white illustrations. A thoughtful graduation gift for the Little House fan in your family. Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House series captured her childhood adventures growing up on the American frontier. This illustrated collection of thoughtful words and wisdom showcases her poignant wit and enduring spirit and is the perfect gift for any Little House fan. Now is now. It can never be a long time ago, wrote Laura Ingalls Wilder in Little House in the Big Woods.

Little House Coloring Book

Little House Coloring Book

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2016

A beautifully designed coloring book featuring classic artwork by Garth Williams and quotes from all nine original Little House books Join Laura Ingalls, her Ma and Pa, and her sisters, Mary, Carrie, and Grace, on their travels across the frontier as you color in your favorite pioneer characters and scenes as you revisit this beloved series.

Little House 5-Book Collection

Little House 5-Book Collection

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2016

This collection of the first five books in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series features Garth Williamss classic illustrations, which appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. This collection includes Little House in the Big Woods, Farmer Boy, Little House on the Prairie, On the Banks of Plum Creek, and By the Shores of Silver Lake.The Little House books are inspired by Lauras own childhood and have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into Americas frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories.

These Happy Golden Years

These Happy Golden Years

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. Teaching at the Brewster settlement, miles away from her family, isn't as exciting as Laura Ingalls had hoped and she is very homesick. The winter passes slowly and she has only rare drives in Almanzo Wilder's new pony trap to look forward to. As Laura leaves her childhood behind and turns to the responsibilities of earning her keep, her friendship with Almanzo blossoms into love and we say goodbye to the Ingalls family with a wedding. The timeless stories that inspired a TV series can now be read by a new generation of children. Readers who loved Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, and Heidi will be swept up by this timeless rural coming of age saga. Perfect escapism for readers aged 8+. Beautifully illustrated by Garth Williams. Have you collected all the Little House books? Little House in the Big Woods Little House on the Prairie On the Banks of Plum Creek By the Shores of Silver Lake The Long Winter Little Town on the Prairie These Happy Golden Years Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Wisconsin in 1867. She recorded her adventurous nomadic childhood with her pioneer family in a collection of books that have become beloved classics of American literature. The Little House on the Prairie television series ran for 9 seasons from 1974-1983.

Little Town on the Prairie

Little Town on the Prairie

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. Laura Ingalls is hoping to gain her teaching certificate and is determined to study hard at school. The school exhibition gives Laura the perfect chance to impress and as she approaches her sixteenth birthday, she hopes to get a job teaching at a nearby settlement. But Nellie Oleson, Laura's arch rival will do anything to make things difficult for her . . . The timeless stories that inspired a TV series can now be read by a new generation of children. Readers who loved Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, and Heidi will be swept up by this timeless rural coming of age saga. Perfect escapism for readers aged 8+. Beautifully illustrated by Garth Williams. Have you collected all the Little House books? Little House in the Big Woods Little House on the Prairie On the Banks of Plum Creek By the Shores of Silver Lake The Long Winter Little Town on the Prairie These Happy Golden Years Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Wisconsin in 1867. She recorded her adventurous nomadic childhood with her pioneer family in a collection of books that have become beloved classics of American literature. The Little House on the Prairie television series ran for 9 seasons from 1974-1983.

The Long Winter

The Long Winter

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2015

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. When a blizzard cuts the town of De Smet off from the railroad, the community is left for weeks without food or fuel deliveries and the Ingalls family are forced to eke out the last of their supplies. As the terrible winter drags on, things begin to look desperate, until Almanzo Wilder and his friend brave the icy storms in search of help from another settlement. The timeless stories that inspired a TV series can now be read by a new generation of children. Readers who loved Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, and Heidi will be swept up by this timeless rural coming of age saga. Perfect escapism for readers aged 8+. Beautifully illustrated by Garth Williams. Have you collected all the Little House books? Little House in the Big Woods Little House on the Prairie On the Banks of Plum Creek By the Shores of Silver Lake The Long Winter Little Town on the Prairie These Happy Golden Years Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Wisconsin in 1867. She recorded her adventurous nomadic childhood with her pioneer family in a collection of books that have become beloved classics of American literature. The Little House on the Prairie television series ran for 9 seasons from 1974-1983.

On the Banks of Plum Creek

On the Banks of Plum Creek

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2014

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. After all their travelling, from the Big Woods and the Prairie, the Ingalls family have found a place to settle - Plum Creek. Now Mary and Laura can go to school as there's a town close by. But how will they settle in such a busy place after the wild lands in which they've grown up? The timeless stories that inspired a TV series can now be read by a new generation of children. Readers who loved Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, and Heidi will be swept up by this timeless rural coming of age saga. Perfect escapism for readers aged 8+. Beautifully illustrated by Garth Williams. Have you collected all the Little House books? Little House in the Big Woods Little House on the Prairie On the Banks of Plum Creek By the Shores of Silver Lake The Long Winter Little Town on the Prairie These Happy Golden Years Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Wisconsin in 1867. She recorded her adventurous nomadic childhood with her pioneer family in a collection of books that have become beloved classics of American literature. The Little House on the Prairie television series ran for 9 seasons from 1974-1983.

Little House in the Big Woods

Little House in the Big Woods

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. Inside the little house in the Big Woods live the Ingalls family: Ma, Pa, Mary, Laura and baby Carrie. Outside the little house are the wild animals: the bears and the bees, the deer and the wolves. This is the classic tale of how they live together, in harmony mostly, but sometimes in fear . . . The timeless stories that inspired a TV series can now be read by a new generation of children. Readers who loved Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, and Heidi will be swept up by this timeless rural coming of age saga. Perfect escapism for readers aged 8+. Beautifully illustrated by Garth Williams. Have you collected all the Little House books? Little House in the Big Woods Little House on the Prairie On the Banks of Plum Creek By the Shores of Silver Lake The Long Winter Little Town on the Prairie These Happy Golden Years Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Wisconsin in 1867. She recorded her adventurous nomadic childhood with her pioneer family in a collection of books that have become beloved classics of American literature. The Little House on the Prairie television series ran for 9 seasons from 1974-1983.

Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder - Volume Two On Life As a Pioneer Woman

Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder - Volume Two On Life As a Pioneer Woman

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2011

In Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder: On Life As a Pioneer Woman, Laura tells her readers what it was like to be a pioneer in the early 1900s. Her stories and insights show us how difficult even the simplest chores or tasks were for the early pioneers, yet through it all she continued to see each situation as an adventure--as if she was truly blazing the trail for future generations.

A Little House Traveler Writings from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Journeys Across America

A Little House Traveler Writings from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Journeys Across America

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2011

This collection of journal entries and letters from Laura Ingalls Wilder's travels across the country is a fascinating glimpse into life and travel in the early twentieth century. Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the beloved Little House series, crossed the country by covered wagon, by train, and by car. Here, Laura's writings from three of her most memorable journeys have been collected in one special volume. On the Way Home recounts her 1894 move with her daughter, Rose, and her husband, Almanzo, from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, where Laura would live for the rest of her life. In West From Home, Laura wrote letters to Almanzo about her adventures as she traveled to California in 1915 to visit Rose. Finally, The Road Back tells the story of Laura and Almanzo's first trip back to DeSmet in 1931, the town where Laura grew up and fell in love with Almanzo. Laura's candid sense of humor and keen eye for observation shine in this wonderful collection of writings about the many places she called home.

Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder - Volume One On Wisdom and Virtues

Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder - Volume One On Wisdom and Virtues

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2010

From helping others in times of need, to keeping and maintaining friendships, to having a positive attitude, Laura's words of wisdom in Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder: On Wisdom and Virtues are applicable even in today's world. As she shares stories and experiences from her own life, she encourages readers to live lives of integrity and to realize their dreams.

Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2009

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. The sun-kissed prairie stretches out around the Ingalls family, smiling its welcome after their long, hard journey across America. But looks can be deceiving and they soon find that they must share the land with wild bears and Indians. Will there be enough land for all of them? The timeless stories that inspired a TV series can now be read by a new generation of children. Little House on the Prairie is the sequel to Little House in the Big Woods and the prequel to On the Banks of Plum Creek.

On the Banks of Plum Creek

On the Banks of Plum Creek

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2009

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. After all their travelling, from the Big Woods and the Prairie, the Ingalls family have found a place to settle - Plum Creek. Now Mary and Laura can go to school as there's a town close by. But how will they settle in such a busy place after the wild lands in which they've grown up? The timeless stories that inspired a TV series can now be read by a new generation of children. On the Banks of Plum Creek is the sequel to Little House in the Big Woods and Little House on the Prairie.

Little House in the Big Woods

Little House in the Big Woods

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2009

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. Inside the little house in the Big Woods live the Ingalls family: Ma, Pa, Mary, Laura and baby Carrie. Outside the little house are the wild animals: the bears and the bees, the deer and the wolves. This is the classic tale of how they live together, in harmony mostly, but sometimes in fear...The timeless stories that inspired a TV series can now be read by a new generation of children. Little House in the Big Woods is the prequel to Little House on the Prairie and On the Banks of Plum Creek.

My Book of Little House Paper Dolls

My Book of Little House Paper Dolls

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2001

Inspired by the beloved Little House series, these beautiful paper dolls will transport you back to pioneer life. From baking with Ma to dancing to Pa's fiddle music, now you too can be a part of Laura and Mary's fun in the Big Woods. A thoughtful gift for crafters and Little House fans. This playtime package includes: six full-color paper dolls made of sturdy card stock; several easy-to-detach and authentic outfits for each character, including Jack the bulldog; two full-color pull-out scenes (a cozy room inside the little house and the outside garden); a special pouch in which to store your playtime supplies; and the complete text of Winter Days in the Big Woods interspersed throughout the book. Paper dolls include Laura, Mary, baby Carrie, Ma, Pa, and the Ingalls' trusty bulldog, Jack.

Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/1992

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