Beyond 40 Achievers

Beyond 40 Achiever: Laura Ingalls Wilder

While most of us read her books as a young girl, Laura Ingalls Wilder actually didn’t write her books until her sixties.  Wilder published her first book,  Little House in the Big Woods, in 1932 when  she was 64.

Her  best-selling series of books chronicled her pioneering childhood in the late 1800s  and  were so well-loved that NBC adapted them into the popular  TV series, “Little House on the Prairie” that aired from 1974 to 1982.

Wilder’s last book in the series,  These Happy Golden Years was completed in 1943, when she was 76.

“Little House” still airs in syndication in the U.S. and abroad today, and Wilder’s popular books are still in print.

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