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Little Author in the Big Woods: A Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Many girls in elementary and middle school fall in love with the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. What they don’t always realize is that Wilder’s books are autobiographical. This narrative biography describes more of the details of the young Laura’s real life as a young pioneer homesteading with her family on many adventurous journeys. This biography, complete with charming illustrations, points out the differences between the fictional series as well as the many similarities. It’s a fascinating story of a much-celebrated writer.

Goodreads Summary

Those of you who have read the "Little House" books will find this biography on its author interesting. This is a great biography to give to kids that have read her books as they will discover that many of her stories are strongly based on her real life. The book also points out the differences between the real life and the story to give a full picture on reality versus story. Definitely read it if you are familiar with the series.

3.5 Stars

*Reviewed by Chris*

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