About This Site

Launched in 2004, this website is designed to provide information and resources to scholars and readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books, enduring favourites of American children’s literature, and their derivatives. In addition to Wilder’s eight original novels published between 1932 and 1943, the “Little House” name and myth have extended to a number of rediscovered writings, spinoff series, abridgements, and biographies for both children and adults. Scholars who have taken up Wilder’s oeuvre have examined its proscriptions of gender, race, capitalism, and the American dream, as well as its role in depicting the colonial project of the nineteenth century; this scholarship can be found in major books and pamphlets as well as a range of journal articles, book chapters, and shorter studies.

About the Site Owner

Benjamin Lefebvre teaches in the graduate certificate program in publishing at Ryerson University and is a Research Associate at the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures. His work on screen adaptations of and print extensions to the work of Laura Ingalls Wilder appears in Textual Transformations in Children’s Literature (2013) and Children and Cultural Memory and Texts of Childhood (2014).

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