Laura: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Harper Collins, May 1, 1977 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages

centerCourage, Adventure, Steadfast Love

From a little house set deep in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, across Indian territory and into the Dakotas, Laura's family moved westward right along the frontier.

Their true-life saga, beloved by countless millions of TV viewers and readers of the bestselling Little House books, is one of spirit and devotion in the face of bitter-cold winters, wilderness trails, and heartbreaking personal tragedy.

Here, for the first time, and drawing on her own unpublished memoirs is the endlessly fascinating full account of Laura's life -- from her earliest years through her enduring marriage to Almanzo Wilder, the "farmer boy" of her stories.

 

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User Review  - MerryMary - LibraryThing

As a life-long devotee of the Wilder books, I loved this book. It filled in the blank spaces, unraveled the fictionalized parts of Laura's tales, and gave us a look at the reality of "happily ever ... Read full review

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

This is an interesting story, though it disturbed me to find out how much of the "Little House" books are fiction. It does give a larger picture of Laura and those who surrounded her, so it is a good book. These people do not loose their interest value through closer scrutiny, rather they gain. Read full review

Contents

The Big Woods
1
The Prairie
22
Back to the Big Woods
47
Plum Creek
66
Burr Oak
93
Walnut Grove
114
SUver Lake
132
Golden Years
159
Life Together
188
Important Dates
221
The Truth of the Little House Books
223
All the Little Houses
227
Index
231
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