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Welcome to the Little House Companion. I'm so glad you are here. 

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My name's Annette Whipple. I think facts are fun. That's why I write nonfiction. I love to learn more about my world and the people and things in it (past and present) and share what I've learned with readers. 

The Wilder Companion blog began as a way for me to share my love of the Little House books and the history surrounding the pioneer childhood of Laura Ingalls Wilder. 

Six years after creating this blog, my seventh book, The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide was published by Chicago Review Press. 

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide provides brief introductions to each Little House book, chapter-by-chapter story guides, and additional information related to each of the books’ content and history. “Fact vs. Fiction” sidebars tell the surprising truth about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s writing, while 75 activities, crafts, and recipes encourage kids to “Live Like Laura” using easy-to-find supplies. Thoughtful questions help the reader develop appreciation and understanding for stories. (Chicago Review Press, August 2020).

I loved researching and writing The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion. I share some of my writing process, research, and thoughts here at Wilder Companion blog. Take a peek at this post about the birthdate of Almanzo Wilder

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In addition to writing about Laura Ingalls Wilder, I also provide programs and workshops related to her (and other topics). Learn more at my website!

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Learn more about the Little House Companion and why I began it. You can also visit my website to learn more about my writing, school talks, presentations, and more.

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