The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder tells the tale of the plants and places of the beloved author of the Little House series. The series chronicled frontier life starting in the late 1860s. The classic books are both a coming of age story and a reflection of the pioneer spirit of the time. They are also deeply rooted in the natural world—the plants, animals, and landscapes are integral to the stories. The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder considers Wilder’s life and her relationship to the natural world. Looking into Wilder’s world also illuminates our own relationship to the nature, family, and memory. Featuring original art by Helen Sewell and Garth Williams and historical images, maps, botanical illustrations, and contemporary photographs.
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