From her pioneer days on the prairie to her golden years with her husband, Almanzo, and their daughter, Rose, Laura Ingalls Wilder has become a friend to all who have read about her adventures. This behind-the-scenes account chronicles the real events in Laura's life that inspired her to write her stories and also describes her life after the last Little House book ends.
"Many more people and events from Wilder's childhood and mature years appear here than in other juvenile accounts. Quotations from her works are woven into the text....Anderson's colorful and detailed biography should prove popular with 'Little House' devotees and students reporting on notable women or authors. Two sections of black-and-white photographs are included." -- Pat Katka, School Library Journal