Friday, January 11, 2008

Who hasn't met this woman?

Seriously, do you know anyone who hasn't met Laura, if not in the Big Woods, then somewhere out on the prairie? I recently had the opportunity to read Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer's Life. This book is so well done. Bravo to Pamela Smith Hill. If you are a "Little House" fan and/or just the least bit curious as to the writer behind the series, you'll enjoy this biography.

Here's a quote:

Illustrator Garth Williams also praised her artistry: "She understood the meaning of hardship and struggle, of joy and work, of shyness and bravery. She was never overcome by drabness or squalor. She never glamorized anything; yet she saw the loveliness in everything."

I guess that's why the "Little House" books continue to be passed down to children from one generation to the next.