Item description for Laura's Album: A Remembrance Scrapbook of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House) by William Anderson...
Overview Photographs, letters, documents, and mementos help tell the story of an author whose works reveal her times
Though best known as the author of the Little House books, Laura Ingalls Wilder led a full, rich life that spanned almost a century of American history. All through her life Laura saved mementos of her past, including early writings, letters, drawings, and photographs, which have been lovingly preserved in private and public collections across the country.
Now, for the first time ever, these photographs, writings, and memorabilia have been gathered together in one incredible volume by noted Little House historian William Anderson. Each gorgeous page of LAURA'S ALBUM is a doorway into the private world of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and offers a unique glimpse of what her life was like. Here is the fascinating true story of this remarkable pioneer woman's life as well as an unforgettable tale of our own American past.
Citations And Professional Reviews Laura's Album: A Remembrance Scrapbook of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House) by William Anderson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1999 page 376
Booklist - 01/01/1999 page 861
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1999 page 376
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.35" Width: 8.43" Height: 0.42" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 13, 1998
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0060278420 ISBN13 9780060278427
Availability 0 units.
More About William Anderson
William Anderson is an award-winning historian and author whose interest in the "Little House" books began in elementary school. Much of his research for this book was conducted on-site at the locales of the Ingalls and Wilder homes. He has been active in the preservation and operation of the Wilder sites in De Smet, South Dakota, and Mansfield, Missouri, and edits the newsletter, "Laura Ingalls Wilder Lore".
Among Mr. Anderson's other writings about the people and places of the "Little House" books are LAURA INGALLS WILDER COUNTRY, A LITTLE HOUSE SAMPLER, PRAIRIE GIRL, and LAURA'S ALBUM.
William Anderson currently lives and teaches in Michigan. You can visit him online at www.williamandersonbooks.com.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Laura's Album: A Remembrance Scrapbook of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House)?
Beautifully Done! Jun 20, 2009
This is such a sweet and beautiful book. Never hesitate to buy it. I won't say anything about the content because it's so wonderful!!
Nice YA book for "Little House" fans: Feb 13, 2009
This book is, basically, exactly what it says it is: various photographs of the Ingalls and Wilder families, and also of some of the extended family and other characters mentioned in the "Little House" books, presented in "scrapbook" style. Short but informative blurbs are set around the photographs. Chapters are divided in ten-year blocks of time, with the applicable photographs of that period included therein.
This book has some photographs I have not seen before, including a nice photograph of young Almanzo Wilder with his sister Alice, and a photo of the adult Almanzo with his two brothers (which proves that Almanzo was the best-looking brother). There is also an interesting (but small) photo of "Ma" in old age taken by Carrie, and a photograph of Carrie on her homestead claim (again, somewhat small). I could wish photographs like these were printed larger and clearer. The book also reprints Pa's newspaper obituary, which is touching and interesting to read.
I liked seeing these more unusual photographs. But on the whole, if I had to choose between books to purchase and own, as an adult, my preference is for LAURA INGALLS WILDER COUNTRY, which is another Ingalls/Wilder family-photograph-compilation-type book prepared by Mr. Anderson but contains more details on the places where the families lived and has slightly fewer family photographs (but of those, has many of same ones seen in Laura's Album). I think, however, given its style and format, LAURA'S ALBUM would make a nice "starter" gift for a young adult who's read the Little House books and is interested in knowing more about the true history of the family.
Laura's Album: A Remembrance Scrapbook of Laura Ingalls Wilder Mar 31, 2008
I thought this scrapbook would be like the "Egyptology", "Wizardology" etc. books; with the removable pieces inside the book.
A Museum in Book Form Feb 28, 2008
Laura's Album shows readers actual snapshots from the life of writer, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Apparently Mrs. Wilder found it difficult to throw things away. As a result the reader is treated to pictures of some of the people and objects described in the Little House books. There are pictures of her entire family and pictures of the fiddle that Pa plays so merrily in many of the books.
The reader is also given a brief history of the wanderings and lives of Mrs. Wilder and her kinfolk. Much of the focus is on Mrs. Wilder's adult life and what she did as her fame began to spread.
This book is a must for fans of the Little House books and anybody who is interested in what rural life was like in the United States in the late 1800s.
Laura's Album Nov 5, 2007
This book is excellent. I bought it because I especially liked the format, layout, & all the photographs & old documents reproduced. For all the many people who have read Laura's books, these illustrations help know the pioneer life of these people.