Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder was an American writer known for the Little House on the Prairie series of children’s books. The books were based on her childhood in a settler and pioneer family. Ingalls was a descendant of the Delano family, the ancestral family of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
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Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder was an American writer known for the Little House on the Prairie series of children’s books. The books were based on her childhood in a settler and pioneer family. Ingalls was a descendant of the Delano family, the ancestral family of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She was the second of five children, following older sister, Mary Amelia. Her father Charles Ingalls filed for a formal homestead over the winter of 1879–1880, one of the most severe on record in the Dakotas. Once the family settled in De Smet, they watched the town rise up from the prairie in 1880. The Long Winter was later described by Ingalls in her novel, The Long winter, as being the longest winter ever recorded in the United States. The book was published between 1932 and 1943. During the 1970s and early 1980s, the television series Little House On The Prairie was loosely based on the books, and starred Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls and Michael Landon as her father, Charles Ingall. The TV series was canceled in 1989 after only four episodes, but a sequel was made in 1994. The series was based on Ingalls’ memoir, Little House in the Big Woods, which was published in 1998. The second book in the series, The Little House of the Prairie, was released in 2002. The third volume of the series is called On the Banks of Plum Creek, which takes place around 1874. It is about the family’s move from Kansas to Minnesota, settling in a dugout near Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the early 1870s.
The fourth volume, On The Banks of the Plum Creek, takes place in 1874, and is about their move back to Kansas in the mid-1870s, when they are still living on the Osage Indian reservation. The fifth and final volume, The Big Woods of the Little Woods, was written in 1875, and was about the time the family moved back to Wisconsin in the spring of 1871. It was about this time that Ingalls first wrote about her experiences in her novels, and how they formed the basis for her Little House books. She later wrote a memoir, The Pioneer Girl, about her life as a pioneer girl in Wisconsin and the experiences that led her to write the novels. She also wrote a children’s book about the life of her parents, The Pioneers, about how they tried to raise their five children on a homestead in the Wisconsin Big Woods. The last two volumes of the books were published in 1943, and were published the same year as the last book in Little House. The novels were published by Simon & Schuster, who also published a biography of Ingalls, titled, “The Pioneer Girl and Her Family” The first two volumes were published between 1931 and 1933, and the last two were released in 1934 and 1935. They were both published by Random House, with the last being published in 1936.
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