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Cover Reveal: The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion

It was August 2014 when I first had the idea to write a children's guide to Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books. It's officially called The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide and will be published on July 7, 2020 August 4, 2020 by Chicago Review Press. (The date has changed due to COVID-19.)

Keep reading to see the cover!
Book Description: 
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion helps eager readers experience and discover Wilder’s books like never before. Author Annette Whipple encourages children to engage in pioneer activities while thinking deeper about the Ingalls and Wilder families as portrayed in the nine Little House books. This valuable companion provides brief introductions to each Little House book, chapter-by-chapter story guides, "Fact or Fiction" sidebars, plus 75 activities, crafts, and recipes that encourage kids to “Live Like Laura” using easy-to-find supplies. Thoughtful questions help the reader develop appreciation and understanding for stories. Every aspiring adventurer will enjoy this walk alongside Laura from the big woods to the golden years.

Here's The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide's cover.
You can pre-order The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion now through Indie Bound, Bookshop (find your local bookstore there), or Amazon. (Amazon links are affiliates.)

Are you curious about the cover images? In the upper left, Laura Ingalls Wilder wore her black wedding dress for this portrait when she was age 27. In the upper right is Angeline Wilder's pantry from the house in Malone, New York which visitors tour. Center right is a friend's daughter using a washboard for laundry. The bottom right is the sod house built by the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum for visitors in Walnut Grove, Minnesota.

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P.S. Did you notice the blog has the new URL? It's now at to better match the title of the book. The header will change soon, too.
P.P.S. I had another announcement this month. Over at my author blog I announced my picture book about owls that will be out next year!
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  1. How exciting!!! Love the cover and I am intrigued by the black wedding dress.

  2. That black wedding dress....I guess I've forgotten about this. Wondering Why she chose black?