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Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Illustrator: Renée Graef
Publisher: HarperCollins; Illustrated Edition (September 19, 2017)
The Little House series introduced generations of readers to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life on the frontier. Now with this illustrated storybook collection, the youngest readers can share in her world as well. Laura Ingalls lives in a snug little log cabin with her ma, her pa, her sisters, Mary and Carrie, and their dog, Jack. Almanzo Wilder lives on a farm with his family and lots of animals. These pioneer children have all sorts of adventures, including trips to town, county fairs, cozy winter days, and holidays with family.
The six stories included in this treasury were originally published as stand-alone picture books: A Little Prairie House, Going to Town, County Fair, Sugar Snow, Winter Days in the Big Woods, and Christmas in the Big Woods.
About the Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867–1957) was born in a log cabin in the Wisconsin woods. With her family, she pioneered throughout America’s heartland during the 1870s and 1880s, finally settling in Dakota Territory. She married Almanzo Wilder in 1885; their only daughter, Rose, was born the following year. The Wilders moved to Rocky Ridge Farm at Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894, where they established a permanent home. After years of farming, Laura wrote the first of her beloved Little House books in 1932. The nine Little House books are international classics. Her writings live on into the twenty-first century as America’s quintessential pioneer story.
About the Illustrator: Renée Graef
Renée Graef has illustrated over 80 books for children, including the “Kirsten” books for the American Girl Collection. She was the primary illustrator and creative director for HarperCollins on the “My First Little House” program (Laura Ingalls Wilder). Renée’s works include books for Mount Rushmore, Lidia Bastianich (of PBS’s Lidia’s Italy) and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Follow Renée’s daily postings on: facebook.com/reneeillustration and instagram.com/reneegraef
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