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Laura Ingalls Wilder: Creator of the Little House Books

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Discusses the life of the woman who created the famous "Little House" books, from her childhood in Wisconsin to her old age at Rocky Ridge Farm.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
BISACS JNF007030, JNF025200, JNF029010
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies, History
Copyright 2008
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2007-08-01
Dewey 813
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.25 x 9.25
ATOS Reading Level 6.2
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 118235
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events
Online Resources FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network

Laura Ingalls Wilder (Essential Lives) – School Library Journal

This readable biography further amplifies Wilder’s life and correlates it with her books. . . . [It] does not gloss over the difficult life faced by pioneers in the latter half of the 19th century and includes events that Wilder deemed too difficult for young readers. . . . The many sidebars expand the text and provide facts. . . . This volume is packed with relevant material, a time line, archival photographs, quotes from primary sources, and an official Web site.

Laura Ingalls Wilder (Essential Lives) – Booklist

Beginning with a publishing history of Little House in the Big Woods (1932), this title in the Essential Lives series first explains how the Great Depression affected Wilder personally and professionally. Berne then recounts the highlights of Wilder’s life, emphasizing how reality differed from her published fiction. Frequent sidebars add more detailed information to the main narrative, while maps, period photographs and drawings, and contemporary pictures of key sites add clarity and interest.