Patricia Brennan Demuth


Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?

Inside the Book

What you’ll find out inside the book:

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder was born into a pioneer family.
  • She wrote about her amazing childhood in the beloved Little House on the Prairie books.
  • Sometimes pioneer life was extremely hard.
  • One terrible winter the family nearly starved to death and froze inside their little house.
  • A horde of grasshoppers—billions of them—filled the land and ate everything in sight, even the clothes off people’s backs!
  • When Laura’s sister Mary became blind, Laura became her “eyes,” telling Mary about the world she could no longer see. It prepared Laura for being a storyteller.
  • Laura felt a deep love for her family, Nature, and pioneer life.
Grosset & Dunlap, 2013. Illustration by Ted Foley.

Grosset & Dunlap, 2013. Illustration by Ted Foley.