This well-researched, sweeping book details the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder and those who came before her. It is clear that the different landscapes – Wisconsin, Kansas, and Ozarks – shaped them, particularly Laura and ‘Pa.’ The original art of Garth Williams and Helen Sewell deepens the poignancy and power of Laura’s prairie, since today only one percent of it survives. Laura’s work has preserved it for us. This book preserves it for us.
– Patricia MacClachlan, Newbery Medal winner