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The Little House Cookbook

The Little House Cookbook

By Barbara M. Walker with illustrations by Garth Williams


This award-winning cookbook features more than 100 of the recipes that Laura Ingalls Wilder chronicles in her classic Little House books. A great gift for Little House fans and anyone who wants more information about what life on the prairie was really like, this cookbook is also a fun resource for family sharing activities and as a supplement for homeschooling.

With this cookbook, you can learn how to make classic frontier dishes like corn dodgers, mincemeat pie, cracklings, and pulled molasses candy. The book also includes excerpts from the Little House books, fascinating and thoroughly researched historical context, and details about the cooking methods that pioneers like Ma Ingalls used, as well as illustrations by beloved artist Garth Williams.

This is a chance to dive into the world of Laura Ingalls Wilder, American pioneer, women's club member, and farm homesteader.

This book has been widely praised and is the winner of the Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The Horn Book praised it as "a culinary and literary feast."


ISBN: 9780064460903

ISBN10: 0064460908

Imprint: HarperCollins

On Sale: 09/07/1989

Trimsize: 9.000 x 7.000 in

Pages: 256

Ages: 8 to


JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century

Praises & Awards


School Library Journal (starred review)

“More than a cookbook, this social history is an extension of the Wilder books done with the same spirit of care and love.”

The Horn Book

“A culinary and literary feast.”


Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

School Library Journal Best Book

Library of Congress Children’s Books

ALA Notable Children’s Book