Thursday, February 7, 2013

Happy Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder

Photo Source:  britannica.com

 "I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all."
--Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867-1957

February 7 is the birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder, born in Wisconsin, and author of the popular Little House series of books, based on her own childhood in a pioneer family.  

Information about the author's life and work is available at biography.com. Fans will also enjoy visiting the websites of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society.

Many readers grew up with her books and Little House on the Prairie, the television series based on them.

The Little House Books:
  1. Little House in the Big Woods
  2. Little House on the Prairie
  3. Farmer Boy
  4. On the Banks of Plum Creek
  5. By the Shores of Silver Lake
  6. The Long Winter
  7. Little Town on the Prairie
  8. These Happy Golden Years
  9. The First Four Years
Catherine

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Happy Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com. This post cannot be republished without express written consent.




4 comments:

Monica Euen said...

Hi. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am now following yours. By the way, I haven't read The Little House books yet, but I think I would probably like them, since I enjoyed the TV series as a child. So, thanks for the idea.

Catherine Healey said...

Welcome, Monica. Glad we are now following each other's blogs!

kimbacaffeinate said...

I read all of these books as a child and watched the tv series as well.

Catherine Healey said...

Writing this post had me feeling very nostalgic...and brought back some good reading and television memories.

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