Little Town On The Prairie Analysis

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The 1800s and 1900s are like a different universe to new generations. There’s not much insight to what life was like during that time. However, Laura Ingalls Wilder helps give us this insight. Laura was born on February 7, 1867 in Pepin, Wisconsin. Her family’s little log cabin in the woods is where Laura’s adventures began. She was a successful children's author that exhibit the life of pioneering and homesteading. Laura passed away on February 10, 1957, at the age of 90, in Mansfield, Missouri. In a world where she had to grow up quickly, she overcame many hardships and became victorious in a hopeless world. Her work has influenced many people and allowed them to see into the world of two centuries. Laura was an average child in her time…show more content…
Fans everywhere loved the story of a young farm girl living in poverty, making her way to success. Laura had the correct mixture of factual and fictional elements to appeal to the masses. After Laura's beloved husband, Almanzo, died, Laura stayed on the farm for the rest of her days replying to her loving fans (“Little”). Several of her books received awards and praise for how spectacular they were:
Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods was an immediate success, and it and the subsequent books won wide praise. By the Shores of Silver Lake was a Newberry Honor Book and won the Pacific Northwest Library Young Reader’s Choice Award in 1942. Four other books were also Newberry Honor Books: On the Banks of Plum Creek, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie (1941), and These Happy Golden Years. In 1954 the Association for Library Services created the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for authors who have made a lasting contribution to children’s literature and presented Wilder with the first award

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