Posted in Children, nonfiction, Spotlight on July 5, 2015

If you enjoyed the Little House on the Prairie books as a child, you will probably enjoy this book! Yona was sweet enough to send me a copy and while I haven’t read it yet (that towering TBR pile), it is one that will be kept with the series of books I read and re-read many times as a young girl.



Many girls in elementary and middle school fall in love with the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. What they don’t always realize is that Wilder’s books are largely autobiographical, and highlight the family and friends she loved so well.

This middle-grade biography describes even more of the details of Laura’s real life as a young pioneer homesteading with her family. Complete with charming illustrations, the narrative points out the differences between the fictional series as well as the many similarities. It’s a fascinating story of a much­ celebrated writer.


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About the Author

Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of six novels (with a seventh forthcoming) for adults, twenty six books for children as well as numerous essays, articles and short stories that have appeared in national and literary publications. She is also the editor of two essay collections and is the fiction editor of Lilith Magazine. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, two children and two very noisy Pomeranians.

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