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Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • 5 stars across 58 books
    Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Wisconsin in 1867. Her family moved around, travelling from Missouri to Kansas, Minnesota and back to Wisconsin. Eventually the family settled in De Smet, Dakota Territory and Laura worked regularly as a seamstress and teacher. She stopped working when she married Almanzo Wilder in 1885.


    Little House in the Big Woods was first published in 1932, Little House on the Prairie in 1935, and five more books in the Little House series followed. Laura also wrote Farmer Boy about her husband's childhood, and three more books were published posthumously.


    Laura was five times the recipient of the Newbery Honor Award for her distinguished contribution to American literature for children: On the Banks of Plum Creek (1938), By the Shores of Silver Lake (1940), The Long Winter (1941), Little Town on the Prairie (1942), These Happy Golden Years (1944). The books are charmingly illustrated with Garth Williams' black and white drawings from the 1953 editions.
    30th July 1998

    The Country Fair

    It's an exciting day for Almanzo as the Wilder family visits the county fair in this second My First Little House Book a... More

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    30th July 2015

    By the Shores of Silver Lake

    Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. It is time for... More

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    1st October 2012

    Little House on the Prairie

    Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. The sun-kissed... More

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    30th July 2015

    The Long Winter

    Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. ... More

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    30th July 1998

    Christmas Stories

    Gentle adaptations of Laura Ingalls Wilder's celebrated Little House stories have been gathered together here in two new... More

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