Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Laura: The Life of Laura Ingals Wilder

Courage, Adventure, Steadfast Love

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Here, for the first time, and drawing on her own unpublished memoirs is the endlessly fascinating full account of Laura's life -- from her earliest years through her enduring marriage to Almanzo Wilder, the "farmer boy"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.

Have you ever been walking up and down the aisles at the library and suddenly a book just catches your attention? Well, it happen to me with this book. I was walking up and down the aisles in the children's section at my local library and the name Laura caught my eye, and I pick it up.

As a child I was a huge fan of the show Little House on the Prairie. And even now if there's a rerun on I just have to watch the show. But for some reason or other I never read Laura Inglas Wilder's books. I knew that she was an author, but I never got around reading her. I couldn't give up the chance to learn about this woman.

I really enjoyed reading the book. It was very easy to follow, it felt more like a work of fiction, it just had that feeling. The author gives us a glimpse on how nomadic the Ingls family truly was. He gives us alot of information on Laura growing up years, but not as much on her later years, which I found it lacking. Now, I'm curious. I may just have to search for another biography.

Laura: The Life of Laura Ingals Wilder by Donald Zochert (3.5/5) Biography; Published: Avon; First Edition edition (5/1977); New Author; 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (102);


Kailana said...

This looks intriguing. I have never heard of it before! I will have to add it to the list for curiousity sake.

Ana T. said...

I think I'm going to add this one to the WL, I loved the show and the books. I think I still have all the books at my parents house, maybe it's time to go and look for them. :-)