|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|BISACS||JNF007030, JNF025200, JNF029010|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|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.