Many books are popular resources for readers interested in activities associated with Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Laura Ingalls Wilder Country Cookbook.
Authors: Laura Ingalls Wilder and William T. Anderson
Photographer: Leslie A. Kelly
Publisher: HarperCollins (April 1995)
An original collection of recipes by Laura Ingalls Wilder is adapted from her personal records at Rocky Ridge Farm and includes such farmhouse fare as chicken and dumplings, corn pudding, and strawberry pie.
About the Authors: Laura Ingalls Wilder and William T. Anderson
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.
William Anderson (born 1952) is an American author, historian and lecturer. He is a specialist in the subject of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her times. His interest in the American frontier began after reading Little House on the Prairie. He is a director of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum in Mansfield, Missouri, and he lives and works as a teacher in Michigan. He has received many recognitions for his writings, including the Western History Association’s Billington Award, the Robinson award of the South Dakota State Historical Society, National Endowment for the Humanities awards and National Council of Social Studies. In September 2002, he was invited to the White House for the third of Laura Bush’s American Authors Symposia. The First Lady, a former teacher and librarian, assembled scholars, authors and historians for a conference on the frontier experience.
About the Photographer: Leslie A. Kelly
Leslie A. Kelly is a published author, illustrator, and a photographer of children’s books and young adult books. Some of her published credits include The Little House Guidebook, Little House Country: A Photo Guide to the Home Sites of Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Laura Ingalls Wilder Country Cookbook, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Country Engagement Book.
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