A detailed, well researched and annotated biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder. For those who have read Prairie Fires, this book is more detailed on the lives of Laura and her family and less detailed on the context of those lives and what is happening in America at the time to the degree that Prairie Fires is. This book also explores Laura with her relevance to scholars, children, students and feminists today. Part of the Routledge Historical Americans biographies. By Sallie Ketcham.