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Author and Illustrator: Alexandra Wallner
Publisher: Scholastic (September 1, 1997)
A biography of the well-known author of The Little House on the Prairie, describing the pioneer experiences that provided the basis for much of her writing.
About the Author and Illustrator: Alexandra Wallner
Alexandra Wallner was born in Germany. Not able to speak English when she immigrated to the United States, she almost flunked first grade. But with the help of comic books–Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, Katy Keene, Little Lulu–she learned her new language. Words and pictures together lit the spark for her future career. After graduating from Pratt Institute’s Fine Art Program with an MFA and enjoying a brief stint in magazine design, she started collaborating with her husband John in creating children’s books. Together they have written several biographies on the lives of famous authors including Laura Ingalls Wilder, Beatrix Potter, Lucy Maud Montgomery and J.R.R. Tolkein.
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