...Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Pepin, Wisconsin. Author of the adored Little House on the Prairie series, the books are based on Wilder's experiences growing up on the American frontier. From fiddling with Pa to feuding with Nelly, these books were an integral part of so many American childhoods. Five of the nine books in the series garnered Newbery Honors and she now has a Newbery Award named for her.
Happy birthday, Laura!