Famous for her Little House stories, Laura Ingalls Wilder spent her childhood during the westward expansion movement, resettling frequently from log cabin, to prairie home, to sod house following her restless father and resourceful mother. She wrote in story, letter, and diary of her life and adventures as she journeyed westward.
BROWSE FOR BOOKS ON THE SHELF USING THESE CALL NUMBERS
Biography section under Wilder, Laura Ingalls
LOOK UNDER THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS IN THE CATALOG (CARD OR COMPUTER)
Wilder, Laura Ingalls—1867–1957—Biography
Wilder, Laura Ingalls—1867–1957—Criticism
REFERENCE BOOKS THAT MAY HELP (BOOKS OR CD-ROMS)
Beetz, Kirk H., and Suzanne Niemeyer, eds. Beacham’s Guide to Literature for Young Adults, Vol. 2, 1989.
Cech, John, ed. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 22, 1983.
Riley, Carolyn, and Barbara Harte, eds. Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 2, 1974.
Rothe, Anna, ed. Current Biography Yearbook, 1948.
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Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Walnut Grove, MN
VIDEOTAPES ON THIS TOPIC
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series (from the television series) is available on videotape.
FICTION BOOKS RELATING TO TOPIC
Fiction section under Wilder, Laura Ingalls
MacBride, Roger Lea. Little Farm in the Ozarks, 1994.
————. Little House on Rocky Ridge, 1993.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION TO CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, P.O. Box 269, Pepin, WI 54759.
SUGGESTIONS FOR NARROWING THIS TOPIC
Compare and contrast the various homes and living arrangements described in the Little House series.
Compare the television version of Wilder’s life with her own stories.
Describe food and cooking in the Ingalls home.
Examine customs of frontier America as portrayed in the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
SUGGESTIONS FOR RELATED TOPICS
Almanzo Wilder, Laura’s husband
A favorite writer of children’s books
History of the Conestoga wagon
Journalist Rose Lane Wilder, Laura’s daughter
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