Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Laura Ingalls Wilder is revered for her “Little House” series of books for children in which she fictionalized her experiences as a child in a pioneer family. Over fifty years after her death, she remains one of America's favorite authors. Her books are included in school curricula and remain among the most often-circulated materials in American libraries, and the places where she lived have become popular tourist attractions. After having been translated into more than forty languages (including, following World War II, German and Japanese, in order to represent to the children of these nations the best aspects of American life), the Little House books continue to appeal to readers around the world. They have inspired numerous …

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Phillips, Anne. "Laura Ingalls Wilder". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 September 2008
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