Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Birthday on the Prairie

Today is the birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of some of the first chapter books I read as a child. I read them out of sequence for some reason, and choose for my first Ingalls Wilder book "The Long Winter" (one of the latter books in the series) because of its exciting cover! (...aways a sucker for jacket art; I love Garth Williams).

Never in a million years, as I read about pioneer Grasslander life from my Pacfic NW bedroom, did I think I would be a Prairie Girl one day, too.

So, in the decidedly un-long winter of 2012, I salute an icon, one of the original Tallgrass Children's Book Writers.

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