Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. She and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. Later, Laura and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There, believing in the importance of knowing where you began in order to appreciate how far you've come, Laura wrote about her childhood growing up on the American frontier. For millions of readers Laura lives on forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.
Renée Graef received her bachelor's degree in art from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is the illustrator of numerous titles in the Little House publishing program, as well as Rodgers and Hammerstein's My Favorite Things and E.T.A Hoffman's The Nutcracker, adapted by Janet Schulman. She lives in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, with her husband and two children.
I grew up on the prairie with Laura as my hero. It was important to me to share this part of american history with my children. I am thrilled that these books are available. Read morePublished 5 months ago by amy
I just read this book to a table of seven 4 year old preschoolers, who were all staring at the pictures and listening with a great intensity. Read morePublished 24 months ago by A. C. Johnson
This is a fabulous example of the simple life of times past. What joy was found in just being together as a family with the added fun of "going to town".Published on January 15, 2006 by Lidash63