Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867 – 1957) was an American writer known for the Little House on the Prairie series of children’s novels (1932 to 1943) based on her childhood.
Two months before her sixteenth birthday, Laura accepted her first teaching position which ended when she married Almanzo Wilder, whom she called “Manny”, in 1885. As he had a sister named Laura, his nickname for her became “Bess”, from her middle name, Elizabeth. They had one daughter, Rose, and a son that did not survive. There were many other difficulties in her life.
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