Search Results: "Laura Ingalls Wilder"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 20, 1997

How can a biographer summarize the early life of Laura Ingalls Wilder without seeming entirely derivative of Laura's own work? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"Rose emerges as a conflicted and intriguing character, but this biography remains best suited for historians and adults who are still hard-core Wilder fans. (20 illustrations)"
A biography of the author of The Little House on the Prairie series that comes to life only in the recounting of the stormy relationship between Wilder and her daughter. Read full book review >

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LAURA INGALLS WILDER by Alexandra Wallner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"After this visual overview, readers are certain to turn to the list Wallner thoughtfully includes of Wilder's books, for a more adventure-filled version of her life. (Biography. 6-8)"
A picture-book biography, in the format of Wallner's Beatrix Potter (1995), that includes naive, highly patterned scenes of the pioneer girl many readers will already know from the Little House books, if not the television show. Read full book review >

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LAURA INGALLS WILDER by William Anderson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Index; maps and photos. (Biography. 9-14)"
At 65, Wilder began writing down childhood memories ``too good to be lost.'' Here, Anderson (Laura Ingalls Wilder Country, 1990) recounts the dramatic homesteading days plus Wilder's contented later years in the Ozarks. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED LETTERS OF LAURA INGALLS WILDER by William Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2016

"As with many volumes of selected letters, this one is studded with interesting material but patchy overall."
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) scholar Anderson (River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain, 2003, etc.) presents a collection of her heretofore unpublished personal and business letters.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"A list of museums and newsletters is appended. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
The subtitle tells it all; the first and later readers of the Little House books wrote letters that Wilder answered and saved, along with their drawings, photographs, and poems, right up to the last years of her life. Read full book review >

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LAURA INGALLS WILDER'S FAIRY POEMS by Laura Ingalls Wilder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A sweet confection for fans of fairies or the author. (Poetry. 6-10)"
A slim, pretty volume containing five poems composed by Wilder in 1915 for a newspaper column; a protestation that fairies do indeed exist written in the following year; and a new introduction by Hines (I Remember Laura, 1994, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Readers with more than a cursory interest in the subject will prefer William Anderson's Laura Ingalls Wilder Country (1990). (Nonfiction/Picture book. 7-10)"
The summer following third grade, Meribah Knight and her noted author-photographer parents (Dinosaur Dig, 1990) made a pilgrimage to some of the sites in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and South Dakota that she had read about in the ``Little House'' books. Read full book review >

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LAURA INGALLS IS RUINING MY LIFE by Shelley Tougas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Lovely. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A girl's irresponsible mother plans to channel the spirit of Laura Ingalls Wilder into a bestselling novel. Read full book review >

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LITTLE TOWN ON THE PRAIRIE by Garth Williams
Released: Nov. 20, 1941

"For some reason, the almost-a-young lady Laura isn't quite as real as the child of the wilderness."
These books are written in the third person, as if they were fiction, but actually each successive volume provides another panel in the autobiography of the author This one is for distinctly older girls than its predecessor, as Laura secures her first post as school teacher, and puts her own school days behind her. Read full book review >

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FARMER BOY by Garth Williams
Released: Oct. 1, 1933

"The story of a vanishing phase of American life, with delightful illustrations by Helen Sewell."
A juvenile AS THE EARTH TURNS. Read full book review >

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ON THE BANKS OF PLUM CREEK by Garth Williams
Released: Oct. 20, 1937

"It is perfect Americana."
If anything, it is better than her enchanting Little House in the Big Woods. Read full book review >