Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of I Remember Laura.
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Editor: Stephen Hines
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (September 1, 1994)
A scrapbook collection by the editor of Little House in the Ozarks features stories, letters, interviews, and recollections of Laura Ingalls Wilder in her youth and adult years, and including rare photos and Ma’s famous pickle recipe.
About the Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
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.
About the Editor: Stephen Hines
In the last twenty-four years, Stephen Hines has published seventeen books with over 600,000 copies in print. Using his skills as a literary prospector, Hines has researched and developed four bestsellers: Little House in the Ozarks (1991), I Remember Laura (1994), The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story (1999), and Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist: Writings from the Ozarks (2007).
Little House in the Ozarks was a Publishers Weekly bestseller and The Quiet Little Woman landed on the USA Today gift book list. Hines spends his time in magazine and reference archives, on the Internet, and in university libraries to make his discoveries. His Ozarks book republished over 140 forgotten columns of the famous children’s author Laura Ingalls Wilder. It was the first time these columns had been published in book form. It was also a major Christian Booksellers Association title, though most of the sales were in regular trade stores. The Quiet Little Woman was a significant success for Honor Books. These Christmas stories by Louisa May Alcott reintroduced the nineteenth century’s most popular writer for children to a whole new generation of readers and have led to the publication of two more books: Kate’s Choice (2001) and Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas Treasury (2002). A release for 2006, Writings to Young Women From Laura Ingalls Wilder helped to revive interest in Mrs. Wilder’s biography from those years that followed her childhood as she continued to pioneer on the Ozark hill farm she shared with husband Almanzo and daughter Rose. This three-book series honored Mrs. Wilder’s birth 140 years earlier (in 1867) in Pepin, Wisconsin. The University of Missouri release in 2007 of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist: Writings from the Ozarks collected all of Mrs. Wilder’s writings for the old Missouri Ruralist farm paper and published them just as they originally appeared between 1911 and 1925. Hines’s eighteenth book was released September 1, 2011: Titanic: One Newspaper, Seven Days, and the Truth That Shocked the World. The work memorialized the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic.
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