Search Results: "Laura Ingalls Wilder"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 presents a collection of her heretofore unpublished personal and business letters.Read full book review 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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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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LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE by Garth Williams
Released: Sept. 19, 1935

"Personally, I liked it certainly as well, perhaps better than the other."
Sequel to Little House in the Big Woods, and true story of the author's own childhood, and of the days when her father, feeling that civilization was coming too fast to the Big Woods, uprooted his little family and took them, via covered wagon, to Kansas. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST FOUR YEARS by Garth Williams
Released: Feb. 1, 1971

"The spirit as well as the format is that of the Little House (though the format will mislead those who expect a functional resemblance)."
Laura wasn't sure about marrying Manly, she'd 'always said she'd never marry a farmer' . . . Read full book review >

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THE LONG WINTER by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Released: June 15, 1940

"Sell as true story material."
Yet another panel in the saga of the Ingalls' family, and a good one. Read full book review >

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THESE HAPPY GOLDEN YEARS by Garth Williams
Released: March 17, 1943

"Her happiness comes with Almanzo Wilder, whom she marries at the end of the book."
Illustrated by Helen Sewell and Mildred Boyle, and a splendid addition to the other fine books in the series. 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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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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BY THE SHORES OF SILVER LAKE by Garth Williams
Released: Oct. 20, 1939

"A splendidly written contribution to factual frontier material, of special interest to the Middle Western market."
One always hesitates as to whether these stories of Laura Wilder's childhood belong with fiction or non-fiction, so place this where you have found the others sell best. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 1962

"Well worth reading."
Miss Wilder's journal of her trip from South Dakota to Missouri in the year 1894 will intrigue the student of early Americana primarily because of its colorful authenticity. Read full book review >

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LITTLE HOUSE IN THE OZARKS by Laura Ingalls Wilder
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 9, 1991

"An uplifting book that will be of interest only to children's collections that are assembling in-depth material on this important author. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Even before The Little House in the Big Woods was published in 1932, Wilder was an experienced journalist; many of her articles, often written for a publication called Farmer's Week, described her life on the Missouri farm where she and Almanzo had finally settled. Read full book review >