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: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Author: Donald Zochert
Publisher: Avon (May 1, 1977)
From a little house set deep in the ‘Big Woods’ of Wisconsin, across Indian territory and into the Dakotas, Laura’s family moved westward right along the frontier. Their true-life saga, beloved by countless millions of TV viewers and readers of the bestselling Little House books, is one of spirit and devotion in the face of bitter-cold winters, wilderness trails, and heartbreaking personal tragedy. Here, for the first time, and drawing on her own unpublished memoirs is the endlessly fascinating full account of Laura’s life — from her earliest years through her enduring marriage to Almanzo Wilder, the “farmer boy” of her stories.
About the Author: Donald Zochert
Donald Paul Zochert, Jr. was born in 1938 in Oak Park, Illinois. He began his career with United Press International as a reporter and went on to work for the Chicago Daily News until 1978 when he became a freelance writer full time. Other works include Murder in the Hellfire Club (Penguin 1980), The Man of Glass: A Nick Caine Adventure (Holt Rinehart and Winston 1981), and Yellow Dogs (Atlantic Monthly Press 1989). Donald now resides in the Western Suburbs of Chicago.
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