Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder(1867-1957)

Once you begin being naughty, it is easier to go and on and on, and sooner or later something dreadful happens.

WhereLaura Ingalls Wilder Was born in Pepin, Wisconsin, but she moved around a lot as a child, on the American frontier. (See timeline to see exactly when and where she moved.) When she was 27, she moved to a farm in Mansfield, Missouri with her husband, Almanzo. This is where she wrote her books.

WhenLaura Ingalls Wilder was born on February 7, 1867 in Pepin, Wisconsin. Laura grew up on the American Frontier. As a child, she moved around a lot with her family, by covered wagon. Her books recount her memories from when she was young. Her first book, Little House In the Big Woods, was published in 1932.

WhoLaura Ingalls Wilder inspired many. But mostly, she is known for inspiring other writers. Her books about her pioneer life are enjoyed by lots of kids, and even some adults. Her books will be passed down through generations.

WhatLaura Ingalls Wilder was a famous american author. She wrote books about her life as a pioneer child in the 1880s. She wrote the “Little House” book series for children. She is widely known as one of the greatest woman authors.

WhyLaura Ingalls Wilder was inspired by her daughter, Rose, to write the Little House books about her childhood. She wrote her books for children, to teach about her pioneer life. She wrote books to entertain others, and has clearly succeeded.








1867~ Born in Pepin, Wisconsin1869~ Move to Kansas1871~ Return to Pepin, Wisconsin1874~ Move to Walnut grove, Minnesota1879~ Move to DeSmet, Dakota territory-Teaches at town school1885~ Gets married to Almanzo Wilder1886~ Rose Wilder born, Laura’s first child1888~ Almanzo and Laura became very ill with diphtheria 1889~ Laura’s newborn infant son dies1890~ Move to Florida1892~ Return to DeSmet1894~ Move to Missouri Ozarks1849-1957~ Lives on farm and writes her books


HowLaura Ingalls Wilder became a famous author by writing her Little House books. She also stood out at the time because women authors were very rare. Her books still inspire many to this day, and will for many years to come.

Laura’s books are now a popular tv show.

Laura’s second book, “Farmer Boy” is about her husband’s childhood.


Laura had an older sister, Mary, and a younger sister, Carrie. Laura had a baby brother, but it died shortly after birth.

Citations"For Students | BadgerLink." For Students | BadgerLink. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2015."Log in." Britannica School. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2015.N.p., n.d. Web."All About Laura Ingalls Wilder." All About Laura Ingalls Wilder. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2015.

This is a video clip of the TV show's theme song and end credits.The first couple in the wagon are Laura's parents. Laura is the middle child. (Red dress) Enjoy!

When Laura was younger, her nickname was Half-Pint.


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