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The Story of the Wilders

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What happened next in the Little House series? William Andersons research and writing helps fill in the gaps of the famous pioneer family story, which has been loved for generations. Laura Ingalls Wi
Paperback, 32 pages
Published June 1st 1976 by Anderson Publications (first published 1976)
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Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder have come to know much about the Ingalls family through reading the Little House on the Prairie series as well as the various biographies written about her. One book in Wilder’s Little House series tells the boyhood story of her then future husband, Almanzo Wilder. William Anderson’s biography of Almanzo Wilder’s family provides a short but interesting look into the lives of Almanzo’s parents and siblings. If you’ve ever wondered what became of Eliza Jane or Royal, ...more
Rosa Cline
This is a simple yet very interesting small book about Almanzo Wilders family...his parents and siblings. The family we got a small glimpse into their family live in the Farmer Boy book written by his wife Laura Ingalls Wilder. The author takes each 'child' and talks about each one from the time they are young until their deaths (or older ages) so if you ever wondered about Eliza Jane you can find out in this book...or how many siblings he actually did have. And what all Almanzo did for his and ...more
Dec 18, 2008 rated it liked it
This is a neat little biogrophy on the Wilder (as in Laura Ingalls Wilder) family. It talks about Almanzo's ancestors and then what happened to all of his siblings as well as Laura and Almanzo themself. It was hard to find because it's a little 20 page book. Jacksonville library didn't have it, but, luckily Boise library did.
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was the last of the small informational books about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family. As an adult, I enjoyed getting the back story on the books I loved as a child.
The writing is terrible - there's no evidence of an editor or proofreader - but the subject is interesting for a Laura Ingalls Wilder fan.
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Apr 14, 2016 rated it liked it
This biography was decent, but a lot of the information was about Laura and Almanzo. I would have enjoyed it more if it had just focused on Almanzo's parents and siblings. The information about them was new and interesting, but much of the rest of the book was just a repeat of other biographies I've read. Something I didn't know before: James Wilder gave his life's savings to Eliza Jane and Perley to invest, but they lost it all. James died soon after.
Jul 26, 2010 added it
Bought an autographed copy in DeSmet, SD. Little did I know that the author himself was signing copies in Walnut Grove, MN just I few days later and I could have stopped by and met him and gotten a signed copy with a photo...oh well!
Finished it and enjoyed learning more about the Wilders. Lots of hard work, drama, and tragedy. Felt so sorry for Almanzo's dad at the end...
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Definitely a must have for any LIW fan.
Apr 01, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: LIW fans
Shelves: worldofliw, favorites
a must for any Laura Ingalls Wilder aficianado.
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William Anderson is an American author, historian and lecturer. He is a specialist in the subject of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her times.

His interest in American frontier began after reading Little House on the Prairie. He is a director of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum in Mansfield, Missouri, and he lives and works as a teacher in Michigan.

Librarian’s note: There is more than one author