Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life

by Website Editors | Apr 3, 2017

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Author: Pamela Smith Hill
Publisher: South Dakota State Historical Society Press (September 1, 2007)

In Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life, Pamela Smith Hill delves into the complex and often fascinating relationships Wilder formed throughout her life that led to the writing of her classic Little House series. Using Wilder’s stories, personal correspondence, a previously unpublished autobiography, and experiences in South Dakota, Hill has produced a historical-literary biography of the famous and much-loved author. Following the course of Wilder’s life, and her real family’s journey west, Hill provides a context both familial and literary for Wilder’s writing career.

About the Author: Pamela Smith Hill
Pamela Smith Hill is the editor of Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography (2014) and three historical novels for young adults: Ghost Horses, The Last Grail Keeper, and Voice from the Border. She has taught creative and professional writing at universities in Oregon, Washington, and Colorado, as well as a course on Laura Ingalls Wilder through Missouri State University. She grew up forty miles from Rocky Ridge Farm, launched her writing career not far from De Smet, and now lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

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  1. This would be a different perspective for sure on Laura herself outside of the stories

  2. I love little house !! I am looking for a pattern to make the doll that Ma made for her girls to play with ? Can you help me ?

  3. We are interested in diving in to this one. This is my daughters favorite author!


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