The Author’s Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder Did Not Turn Out to Be as Enchanting as Her Novels Make It Seem to Readers Little House on the Prairie was first released in 1932 and is widely considered one of the most successful children’s books ever written. When it comes to this collection of books, “Little House on the Prairie,” which is the third novel in the Little House series, is the first one that was written about the Ingalls family. The author based both the Ingalls family and the protagonist, Laura, on her own family, using Laura Ingalls Wilder’s family as a model for both.
When people read the novels, they learn more about Laura’s childhood, including the roles she played on the farm and how she first came to know Almanzo Wilder, who would later become her husband. These works are, for the most part, based on actual events that took place. Indeed, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life wasn’t as perfect as the books made it seem to be back in the prairie days? Read on to discover the answer for yourself.