The World Of Laura Ingalls Wilder
The universal appeal of Laura Ingalls Wilder's books springs from a life lived in partnership with the land, on farms she and her family settled across the Northeast and Midwest. In this revealing exploration of Wilder's deep connection with the natural world, best-selling author Marta McDowell shares intimate details about the pioneer writer, following the trail of the Little House series-- from New York and Wisconsin to the Dakotas and Missouri.
Learn about the prairie flower Wilder's daughter was named after, pinpoint the Ingalls and Wilder homestead claims on authentic archival maps, and enjoy historic photos of the family millions have come to know through the Little House books. Excerpts from books, letters, and diaries bring to light Wilder's profound appreciation of the plants, animals, and environments at the heart of her world.
A present-day guide to the places Laura lived and plants she knew and grew helps readers follow in her footsteps. And McDowell, whose forebears shared Wilder's rural lifestyle, complements Wilder's story with her own reflections on family and the landscapes to which they are tied.
Featuring the beloved illustrations of the original books and hundreds of photographs, The World of Ingalls Wilder is a treasure for anyone enchanted by Laura's wild and beautiful life.
- 390 p.
- 7 1/2 x 1 x 9".