Laura Ingalls Wilder is one of the most influential children’s authors in American history. Her vibrant retelling of episodes from her childhood in the world-famous Little House historical fiction series helped shape the popular idea of the American frontier.
Today, we celebrate birth-anniversary of one of America's most beloved authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder. With over 60 million copies of her books sold in more than 100 countries, Wilder's books - especially her semi-biographical Little House on the Prairie - have certainly earned their place among the classics.
Spend Some Time with Laura
Travel with Laura
Point of View
I'm providing a link to a blog: The Awl. The author of this particular blog is looking at Laura's writing from a different point of view. In fact, she admits that her point of view have changed through the years and through different roles in which she has found herself. I want you to take a look at her opinion. Let me know what you think. Why does she feel the way she does about this classical piece of literature? Do you agree or disagree?
Remember to close the tab for this blog after you read the page.
Trailer for Your Life
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Imagine the trailer for a movie about your life or the lives of your parents. The video here is exactly that for Laura Ingalls Wilder. How would your story be told? What highlights from your personal history would be put into the trailer to capture people's attention?
Now plan it. Write it. Produce it.
Naturally, your life's story is incomplete, as most of your life is ahead of you. Where will your dreams and ambitions take you?
Speaking of Prairies
Little Houses in the 21st Century: Design It / Pitch It
Have you seen the tiny houses people are moving into these days? With Laura Ingalls Wilder's most popular book, Little House on the Prairie, I thought we might explore the little houses of the 21st Century.
The video on the right of your screen takes you on a tour of a tiny house in Canada. Could you enjoy yourself in that setting? What else would you include in the house? Would it fit?