Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957 | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957


Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957 | Wisconsin Historical Society
Dictionary of Wisconsin History.
b. Pepin, Wisconsin, 1867
d. Mansfield, Missouri, February 1957

Laura Ingalls Wilder was an author and 5-time Newberry Medal winner. She was most famous for her "Little House" series, which began publication in 1932. It portrayed childhood on the Midwestern prairie landscape. Though the books begin as children's literature, they become increasingly difficult in reading level and offer increasingly subtle insights as characters age. They remain immensely popular with young people today.

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[Source: American National Biography (New York : Oxford University Press, 1999)American national biography / general editors, John A. Garraty, Mark C. Carnes. Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999. Description: 24 v. ; 26 cm. Cover title: A N B Contents: v. 23. Wellek-Wrenn; pps 377-79]