Synopses & Reviews
Readers have loved the Laura Chapter Books, gentle adaptations of Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic Little House books. The simple text, entertaining stories, and beautiful black-and-white line art by RenÉ e Graef are perfect for beginning readers not quite ready for the original novels. Now the fourteen Laura Chapter Books are available with gorgeous new cover art by Little House artist Doris Ettlinger. Fans will want to collect all fourteen! Note: The following seven covers will be ready in time for the catalog: SCHOOL DAYS, LAURA'S MA, LAURA'S PA, CHRISTMAS STORIES, ANIMAL ADVENTURES, LAURA & NELLIE, and PIONEER SISTERS. We'd like to show as many of these as can fit, if possible.
Laura Ingalls Wilder's nine original Little House books have been read and cherished by millions of readers. Gentle adaptations of these celebrated stories have been gathered together here in a brand new series of Little House Chapter Books. With simple captivating text and Renée Graef's breath-taking artwork created in the style of Garth Williams, Little House Chapter Books are the perfect way to introduce beginning chapter book readers to the exciting world of Little House.<>
Laura and her loyal bulldog, Jack, share a special friendship and many exciting adventures growing up together on the frontier. What would she do without her good old bulldog, Jack?
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.
Renée Graef received her bachelor's degree in art from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is the illustrator of numerous titles in the Little House publishing program, as well as Rodgers and Hammerstein's My Favorite Things and E.T.A Hoffman's The Nutcracker, adapted by Janet Schulman. She lives in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, with her husband and two children.