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Who is Laura Ingalls Wilder?

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Laura Ingalls Wilder was an author who wrote the "Little House" series of books. These books became the inspiration for the television show "Little House on the Prairie." She published the series from 1932 until 1943.

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Born Feb. 7, 1867, in Wisconsin, Wilder lived in a log cabin for her first two years. She then moved with her family to Kansas beginning a youth spent moving from state to state. She additionally lived in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota as a child. Books in her series include "Little House in the Big Woods," "The Long Winter," "Little House on the Prairie," "By the Shores of Silver Lake" and "Farmer Boy."

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