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A sneak peek at The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder

by Timber Press on July 10, 2017

in Natural History

This year is the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday! Her beloved Little House series tells a classic coming-of-age story in the pioneer spirit of the time and deeply rooted in the natural world. The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books, by New York Times bestselling author Marta McDowell, explores Wilder’s deep relationship to the landscape. See a sneak peek of this must-have treasure now!

Follow the Ingalls’ wagon trail starting in Wisconsin with Little House in the Big Woods on to the Dakotas and finally through Missouri. You’ll details about Wilder’s life and inspirations, discover how to visit the real places today, and learn to grow the plants and vegetables featured in the stories. The artful package includes hundreds of lush images including original illustrations by Helen Sewell and Garth Williams and historical and contemporary photographs. Available now.

“A feast of opportunity for dedicated Wilder fans and enthusiastic gardeners everywhere.”

“Gardeners, botanists, and fans of Wilder will love this book.”
Publishers Weekly

“A well-researched, beautifully illustrated title that entwines the natural world depicted in Wilder’s books with her life as a settler, farmer, and writer.”
—Library Journal

“This well-researched, sweeping book details the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder.”
—Patricia MacLachlan, author of Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal

Marta McDowell lives, gardens, and writes in Chatham, New Jersey. She teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden, where she studied landscape design. McDowell also consults for public gardens and private clients.




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