The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Frontier Landscapes That Inspired the Little House Books

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"This lushly illustrated book from bestselling author Marta McDowell examines Laura Ingalls Wilder's relationship to the landscape and illuminates how it inspired the beloved Little House Books" -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781604697278
160469727X
Call Number: 813.52 MCDOWELL
Characteristics: 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects: Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957 -- Knowledge -- Botany.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957 -- Homes and haunts.
Biographies.
Nature in literature.
Gardens in literature.
Gardening -- United States.
Family farms -- United States.
Frontier and pioneer life -- United States.
Women pioneers -- United States -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.

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CatherineG_1 Nov 01, 2017

For Little House Lovers, Marta McDowell travels the same journeys the Ingalls and Wilders took as pioneers. Her book is very well researched. I loved the actual handbills, catalogues, newspaper articles and photos from the time. The pictures of the real Laura and Almanzo Wilder were surprising. They did not look like television's Caroline and Charles.
McDowell sweetly matches the text with pictures from the books.
You can even plant the same flowers Ma, Laura and her daughter, Rose did.

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lilypad_1
Oct 14, 2017

Beautifully illustrated book. Anyone interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder would love this book.

debwalker Sep 16, 2017

For those who loved this journey. The books or the TV series. Or both.

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IanS_Librarian
Aug 21, 2017

This is a nice companion piece to Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" series. It does a nice job of describing the various places her family lived and the flora of each locality. Like "Pioneer Girl," a complementary resource for any Wilder fans.

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