The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes That Inspired the Little House Books (Hardcover)
Title: The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Well Done Marta!
This book is a combination of natural history, geography, memoir, geology, farming and economics.
When, and if you've already read some of Laura Wilders books, you'll be able to imagine the underlying living conditions at that period in time.
The pictures & sketches within the book certainly add to the background of each story Laura wrote. She was LIVING her stories.
If you're interested in Americana, Laura's stories, or natural history of early America, you WILL enjoy this book!
"For gardeners, botanists, and fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder, this book looks at the beloved Little House on the Prairie author's relationship to nature." --Publishers Weekly
The universal appeal of Laura Ingalls Wilder's books springs from a life lived in partnership with the land, on farms she and her family settled across the Northeast and Midwest. In this revealing exploration of Wilder's deep connection with the natural world, Marta McDowell follows the wagon trail of the beloved Little House series. You'll learn details about Wilder's life and inspirations, pinpoint the Ingalls and Wilder homestead claims on authentic archival maps, and learn to grow the plants and vegetables featured in the series. Excerpts from Wilder's books, letters, and diaries bring to light her profound appreciation for the landscapes at the heart of her world. Featuring the beloved illustrations by Helen Sewell and Garth Williams, plus hundreds of historic and contemporary photographs, The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a treasure for anyone enchanted by Laura's wild and beautiful life.