This is the first time we have re-posted a blog, but thought this fits in great for us.

Romancing the Bee

Reprinted from The Writers Almanac

It’s the birthday of  Laura Ingalls Wilder, born on the American prairie just north of Pepin, Wisconsin (1867), author of the wildly popular children’s book Little House on the Prairie (1935) and several other books about growing up in the Midwest in the late 1800s. They’re all part of the Little House series, which she began writing when she was in her 60s. Since her death, about a hundred different titles have appeared in the Little House series that she created. From her books have come also a television series on NBC (1974-84), a 26-episode animated Japanese cartoon series called “Laura, The Prairie Girl,” a couple of made-for-TV movies, an ABC mini-series (2005), and a musical.

All of her books have remained in print continuously since the time they were first published, have been translated widely, and have sold millions of copies. Little House in…

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  1. I devoured these books as a girl. I still have my dog eared copies. My best memory however, was while on holiday in my teens waking up and finding my parents had drive 100 miles out of the way to take me to De Smit SD to see her home. Worthwhile for any fan. Thanks Mom and Dad!

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