Laura's Album: A Remembrance Scrapbook of Laura Ingalls Wilder

by William Anderson

Arranged in chapters covering ten-year increments beginning with the decade when... read more

Arranged in chapters covering ten-year increments beginning with the decade when Laura Ingalls Wilder's parents first met and married in Wisconsin in the 1850s and ending with Laura's death in 1957, this scrapbook biography is a treasury that will please and fascinate Laura fans of any age. The easygoing, accessible biographical narrative is laid out on pages that are decorated with photographs of Laura and her family, greeting cards, letters, postcards and other memorabilia related to her life and the times in which she lived. Pa's fiddle, drawings he made for Laura and Mary, and the music box Laura received one Christmas are among the items pictured from the early years of her life along with family photographs. More photographs, newspaper clippings, marriage announcements, Laura's books, and fan letters she received are included as the narrative advances. Detailed captions describe the photographs and memorabilia, tying them to a specific incident or incidents in Laura's books when possible. A chronology of significant dates and events related to Laura's life is also included along with credits for each of the illustrations that will enable serious Laura Ingalls Wilder devotees to trace where the actual item can be viewed today. While the typface is fairly small, there is much to pour over and discover in this handsomely designed volume. (Age 9 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1998

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