Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) was an author of children’s books, best
known for her Little House on the Prairie series. The popular books
dealt with life in a settler and pioneer family.
addition to her writing, she also had a career as a teacher, started at the age
of 16. She had a weekly column in the Missouri Ruralist newspaper, where
she talked about farm life and the increasing opportunities of a woman at the