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Little Author in the Big Woods

Cover: 'Little Author in the Big Woods'

Staff Review: "Little Author in the Big Woods" by Yona Zeldis McDonough, Jennifer Thermes


This new children's biography of perhaps Wisconsin’s most well known and loved author, Laura Ingalls Wilder, is a great addition for all her fans. Written in a plain, simple style it includes most of the facts we know about her and her family. The illustrations by Yona Zeldis McDonough are simple, warm and homey, reminiscent of the illustrations by Garth Williams in the well-known editions of the “Little House” books. Included in this edition are philosophical quotes by Laura, rules and descriptions for unfamiliar games Laura played as a child, instructions for making corn husk dolls, and recipes for gingerbread, johnnycakes and homemade butter. Written for younger tweens, this book will be eagerly read by all ages who can never read enough about this beloved author.

Audience: children, tweens | Genre: nonfiction, biography

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