The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books by Marta McDowell

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2017 is the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday. Her beloved Little House series tells a classic coming-of-age story based on Wilder’s own family life and is a reflection of the pioneer spirit of the time. They are also deeply rooted in the natural world. The plants, animals, and landscapes are so integral to the stories, they are practically their own characters. 

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by New York Times bestselling author Marta McDowell, explores Wilder’s deep relationship to the landscape. Follow the wagon trail of the series, starting in the Wisconsin setting of Little House in the Big Woods to the Dakotas and finally to Missouri. Throughout, you’ll learn details about Wilder’s life and inspirations, discover how to visit the real places today, and even learn to grow the plants and vegetables featured in the stories. 

The artful package includes original illustrations by Helen Sewell and Garth Williams, along with historical and contemporary photographs. The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a must-have treasure for the millions of readers enchanted by Laura’s wild and beautiful life.

Title : The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books
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ISBN : 160469727X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 390 pages


Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends) rated it ★★★★☆

September 16, 2017

Great cover on this one. Obviously it is a fantstic representation of the subject matter. It has great composition and graphics use as well. This book was supremely cool! I am a HUGE fan of LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE. I grew up reading the books and watching the TV show. I am pretty sure I have s...

Evelina | AvalinahsBooks rated it ★★★☆☆

September 02, 2017

This is a really cool book for those who are interested not only in the stories of the Little House in the Prairie, but also in the lifestyle of the day. There are tons of pictures, maps, even botanical drawings of the plants that grow in various places the Ingallses have lived in. You will also...

Maureen rated it ★★★★★

January 05, 2018

This year Laura Ingalls Wilder would be celebrating her 150th birthday, and this book shows just what the world she lived in was like. We get a taste of just about everything here, from what the landscape looked like, what her gardens were like, and even a few cherished photos. Not only do we see w...

Lori rated it ★★★★☆

May 23, 2017

I was a lucky giveaway winner of "The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Marta McDowell writes and interesting take on Laura Ingalls Wilder. She maps out all the place Laura lived and writes of what the land was like there. What kind of things they planted, what the weather could be like. She shared...

Renata rated it ★★★☆☆

October 23, 2017

ok this is kind of on me because I just saw "The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder" on the new books list and requested it because I loved those books and she's my problematic fave, but then when the book came in I was like "oh it's like.....literally the world?" Like literally Marta McDowell combed...

Sunnie rated it ★★★★★

April 15, 2017

I grew up on Laura Ingalls Wilder. I was a Minnesota gal! My favorite teacher shared two wonderful book series with us. The Box Car Children and all things Laura Ingalls Wilder! I fell in love with the pioneering spirit of these wonderful books. The trials, the joy, sadness and heartache that all...

Janilyn rated it ★★★★☆

April 23, 2017

2017 is the 150th Birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder and there are a profusion of blogs, posts, and books out or forthcoming. The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder is part of the trend. It's a nice book full of descriptions of the flora, fauna, and terrain of the regions Wilder resided. One of the aspe...

Rosanna rated it ★★★★☆

August 02, 2017

Like many women in America, I grew up reading all of Wilder's "Little House" books. For my 10th birthday my mother made me a prairie dress and bonnet so I could pretend that I was Laura Ingalls, living on the prairie and struggling through the many hardships that she experienced with her family....

Beth rated it ★★★★★

June 22, 2017

I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers Program. This book is a fascinating work of scholarship that focuses on a unique angle of Laura Ingalls Wilder's life: that of the flora and fauna described in her books and other personal writing. She had a wonderful knack for describi...

Mandy rated it ★★★★★

October 04, 2017

A wonderfully evocative and informative account of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life and work, and her travels across America. Beautifully illustrated, reading it was such a joy. A must-read for anyone who loved – or indeed loves - the Little House on the Prairie books, but also for anyone interested i...

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