Author(s): Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls is hoping to gain her teaching certificate and is determined to study hard at school. The school exhibition gives Laura the perfect chance to impress and as she approaches her sixteenth birthday, she hopes to get a job teaching at a nearby settlement. But Nellie Ogden, Laura's arch rival will do anything to make things difficult for her..."Stock up, hunker down and enjoy." (Lucy Mangan, Guardian).
Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Wisconsin in 1867. The Little House on the Prairie books recount her childhood as her family moved around. She was five times the recipient of the Newbery Honor Award for her distinguished contribution to American literature for children.