The World of Little House

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9780060244231: The World of Little House

An extensive collection from the Little House series captures many of the important details of Laura Ingalls Wilder's world and accounts of her life with her family on the prairie as based on Laura's nine Little House books.

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By the time she was thirteen years old, Laura Ingalls had moved from the green Wisconsin woods to the wide-open Kansas prairie, out to the fertile Minnesota plains, and finally to a brand-new town at the end of a railroad line in Dakota Territory. True pioneers, Laura and her family faced everything from severe droughts and bone-chilling winters to crop failures and grasshopper invasions in their long search for a new life on land of their own. Laura went on to write the classic Little House series, drawing inspiration from the real events of her childhood on the American frontier.

Ever since Little House in the Big Woods was published in 1932, readers of all ages have been eager to learn more about Laura Ingalls Wilder. At the heart of this keepsake volume are nine chapters centered around the Little House books, each exploring in detail the stories, houses, landscapes, journeys, food, activities, and crafts in each story. Maps, family trees, photographs, recipes, and a timeline round out the history of Laura and her family. Laura's real life was sometimes different from the life she wrote about in her books, and those differences are described here along with a chapter about her adult life and how she came to write the Little House series.

Meticulously researched, lovingly written, and beautifully illustrated, The World of Little House is for anyone who has ever read and loved the Little House books.

About the Author:

Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina Wyss Eriksson are also the authors of The World of Little House, illustrated by Deborah Maze and Garth Williams. Both authors live with their families in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.

Mary Collier has illustrated several books for HarperCollins, including My Little House Sewing Book, by Margaret Irwin. She is also the illustrator of a picture-book adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnetts The Secret Garden. Ms. Collier lives in Dana Point, CA.

Deborah Maze is the illustrator of the first five World of Narnia picture books, all adapted from the original novels by C. S. Lewis. She lives with her family in Capistrano Beach, California.

Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina Wyss Eriksson visited every Little House site and museum and conducted in-depth research on Laura and her family for this book. They both live in the St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota area with their families.

Deborah Maze is the illustrator of several picture books as well as a line of greeting cards. She lives with her family in San Juan Capistrano, California.

Garth Williams began his work on the pictures for the Little House books by meeting Laura Ingalls Wilder at her home in Missouri, and then traveling to the sites of all the different little houses. He also created the illustrations for Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and almost one hundred other books. He lives with his wife and daughter in San Antonio, Texas.

Garth Williams began his work on the pictures for the Little House books by meeting Laura Ingalls Wilder at her home in Missouri, and then he traveled to the sites of all the little houses. His charming art caused Laura to remark that she and her family "live again in these illustrations."

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