Synopses & Reviews
America's Original Pioneer Girl
Meet Laura Ingalls, the little girl who would grow up to write the Little House books.
Wolves and panthers and bears roam the deep Wisconsin woods in the late 1870's. In those same woods, Laura lives with Pa and Ma, and her sisters, Mary and Baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs. Pa hunts and traps. Ma makes her own cheese and butter. All night long, the wind howls lonesomely, but Pa plays the fiddle and sings, keeping the family safe and cozy.
Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in the Laura Years series.
This new edition features Williams' interior art in vibrant, full color. Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family provides a unique glimpse into America's frontier past. Includes a gold-tone fiddle charm. Full color. Consumable.
To celebrate 75 years of the beloved Little House books, these new editions feature a fresh new look, with bold photographic covers that capture the thrilling experiences of Laura Ingalls Wilder's timeless, real-life stories as she leads the way across the Western frontier.
About the Author
Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. She and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. Later, Laura and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There, believing in the importance of knowing where you began in order to appreciate how far you've come, Laura wrote about her childhood growing up on the American frontier. For millions of readers Laura lives on forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.Garth Williams began his work on the pictures for the Little House books by meeting Laura Ingalls Wilder at her home in Missouri, and then he traveled to the sites of all the little houses. His charming art caused Laura to remark that she and her family "live again in these illustrations."