Pioneer Girl: The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder by William Anderson

Pioneer Girl: The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder

byWilliam Anderson

Paperback | February 15, 2000

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The pioneer spirit lives on...

Readers around the world know and love Laura, the little girl born in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and raised in covered wagons and on wide open prairies. Now Little House fans can learn more about "Half-pint" in this, the first picture book biography book of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

With a simple, glowing text by noted historian and Little House scholar William Anderson, and glorious paintings by Dan Andreasen, Pioneer Girl is a very special portrait of a writer whose classic books and poineer adventures have made her one of the most popular literary figures in America.

This picture-book biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder tells the remarkable story of the pioneer girl who would one day immortalize her adventures in the beloved Little House books. Written in simple, glowing text by noted Little House scholar William Anderson, and illustrated with glorious paintings by artist Dan Andreasen, this wonderful first biography captures the very essence of the little girl called ‘Half-pint,' whose classic books and pioneer adventures have made her one of the most popular literary figures in America.
This picture-book biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder tells the remarkable story of the pioneer girl who would one day immortalize her adventures in the beloved Little House books. Written in simple, glowing text by noted Little House scholar William Anderson, and illustrated with glorious paintings by artist Dan Andreasen, this wonderful first biography captures the very essence of the little girl called ‘Half-pint,’ whose classic books and pioneer adventures have made her one of the most popular literary figures in America.

About The Author

William Anderson is an award-winning historian and author whose interest in the “Little House” books began in elementary school. Much of his research for this book was conducted on-site at the locales of the Ingalls and Wilder homes. He has been active in the preservation and operation of the Wilder sites in De Smet, South Dakota, and ...

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Title:Pioneer Girl: The Story of Laura Ingalls WilderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.12 inPublished:February 15, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006446234X

ISBN - 13:9780064462341

Appropriate for ages: 7 - 7

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She remains one of the most beloved authors of children’s fiction around the world, but who was the real Laura Ingalls Wilder? We know her as Half-Pint, the adventurous pioneer girl who hated wearing boots and ran like a tomboy with her bonnet hanging by its strings. We also know her as the spirited young woman who taught school out on the snowbound prairie and rode like the wind with Almanzo Wilder and his unbroken horses. Learn more about a beloved author in this biography for children, written by Little House authority William Anderson and featuring realistic, period illustrations by Dan Andreasen. Pioneer Girl The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a wonderful introduction to a cherished series and its creator in colourful, picture-book form.

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"Laura Ingalls Wilder's many fans will delight in this inviting biographical overview in a picture-book format, graced by Andreasen's dreamy landscapes, glowing prairie skies and warm character portraits". -- Publishers Weekly