Women Who Rock: Laura Ingalls Wilder

LAURA INGALLS WILDER (1867-1957)

Laura Ingalls Wilder lived a simple life on the prairie, which she captured for millions in her writing (which were our favorite books when we were younger!), telling stories about growing up on the American frontier. She did much of her writing after her only daughter, Rose, had grown and left home, but getting a later start hasn’t had an effect on her books’ reach. “Little House on the Prairie” and her other 10 other books have been translated into more than 40 languages. “I had no idea I was writing history,” she had said, but she was. [She taught me that you should put maple syrup on snow -- yum. -- Catherine]

Further reading:

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life by Pamela Smith Hill
  • The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set
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