Laura Ingalls Wilder, born on February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957, was an American writer, most notably the author of the Little House series of children's novels based on her childhood in a pioneer family. Her daughter, Rose, encouraged her to write and helped her to edit and publish the novels.
A popular 1974–84 TV series loosely based on the Little House books starred Melissa Gilbert as Laura.
It is her 148th birthday today and Google has included a doodle of her book.
According to this link:
Laura Ingalls Wilder's autobiography, 'Pioneer Girl' details her life in the country, but the picture is less than perfect. With accounts of domestic abuse, messy love triangles, and even a drunk man who lit himself on fire, Wilder's time on the prairie seems to match her name more than the stories we saw in her books.
Wilder and her daughter previously tried publishing the autobiography in the early 1930s, but failed. After the author's passing in 1957, the original draft was saved at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum in Mansfield, Missouri. Last November, the South Dakota State Historical Society was finally able to publish the tell-all book.
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