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 Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Iowa Story.
Author: William Anderson
Publisher: Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum (June 1989)
What happened next in the Little House series? The two years that Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family lived in Burr Oak, Iowa was not part of the “Little House” series. William Anderson, leading Wilder historian and biographer tells that part of Laura’s life, and why it wasn’t included in the Little House series.
About the Author: William Anderson
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.
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