Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder
), American author. She wrote a series of historical fiction books
for children based on her childhood in a pioneer family. The most well-known of her books is Little House on the Prairie
Born Laura Ingalls near Pepin, Wisconsin, she and her family eventually ended up in De Smet, Dakota Territory, where she met Almanzo Wilder (1857-1949). They married in 1885 and had two children: Rose (1886-1968) and an unnamed boy who died soon after his birth in 1889.
- Little House in the Big Woods (1932)
- Farmer Boy (1933) - about her husband's childhood on a farm in New York
- Little House on the Prairie (1935)
- On the Banks of Plum Creek (1937)
- By the Shores of Silver Lake (1939)
- The Long Winter (1940)
- Little Town on the Prairie (1941)
- These Happy Golden Years (1943)
- On the Way Home (1962, published posthumously) - a diary of the family's move from De Smet to Mansfield, Missouri, and was edited and added to by Rose.
- The First Four Years (1971, published posthumously)
- West From Home (1974, published posthumously) - letters to Almanzo from Laura on her visit to San Francisco in 1915.