Lead: In 1930 Laura Ingalls Wilder began writing about her childhood experiences on the American frontier. The result was classic literature read by young people and adults throughout the world.

 Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

 Content: The inspiration came from her daughter, Laura Lane, a San Francisco journalist. Then in her mid-sixties, Laura Wilder, writing on school tablets and using pencils, created eight loosely autobiographical novels, known collectively as the “Little House Books,” published between 1932 and 1943. They have been praised as vividly detailing frontier domestic life, seen through the eyes of a young girl.