The Heroes of History series brings to life the true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history. Families will love going beyond the beloved bestselling Little House books to discover the whole adventure-filled life of Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957). Content as a farmer's wife in Missouri, one day at age sixty-one Laura put pen to paper and began to write down some of the stories from her youth. She had no idea when she started whether anyone would even want to read her stories. They did—and she became the famous author of the quintessential American saga known and loved by generations of American families: Little House on the Prairie.