The author of Little House on the Prairie is Laura Ingalls Wilder. The story is about a little girl named Laura Ingalls and her ma, pa, and her two sisters Mary and baby Carrie. In the 1880's they move from Wisconsin to Indian country which is Kansas. They build a house of logs and they face many hardships: a rushing river they have to cross, illness, fires, and an Indian scare. When these events are happening the story goes very fast. The first book, Little House in the Big Wood,s is better than this book because it is more interesting. It is interesting because it doesn't have lots of boring details like when pa and Laura put on a door. There are more exciting parts in Little House in the Big Woods like when Laura and her family go to their grandparents' house for a dance. "Suddenly Uncle George did a pigeon wing, and bowing low before Grandma he began to jig. Grandma tossed her spoon to somebody. She put her hands on her hips and faced Uncle George, and everybody shouted. Grandma is jigging." I think that women and girls would like this book. There are nine books in the Laura Ingalls Wilder's series. The illustrator, Garth Williams draws excellent pictures in the book.