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  • When Jun 02, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
  • Where Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001
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Join the South Dakota Historical Society at one of the largest book shows in the world, BookExpo America!

Friday, June 2, Nancy Tystad Koupal, editor, will be signing advance reader copies of Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder from 1:00pm-2:00pm at table #9. The South Dakota Historical Society Press will be exhibiting through out the three day event, May 31-June 2.

About the book: Laura Ingalls Wilder finished her autobiography, Pioneer Girl, in 1930 when she was sixty-three years old. Throughout the 1930s and early 1940s, she used her manuscript to write a successful series of books for young readers.Editor Nancy Tystad Koupal has collected essays from noted scholars of Wilder's life and work that explore the themes and genesis of Wilder's writings. Pioneer Girl Perspectives sheds new light on the story behind Wilder's original manuscript and examines the ways in which the author and her daughter and editor, Rose Wilder Lane, worked to develop a marketable narrative. The contributors delve into the myths and realities of Wilder's work to discover the real lives of frontier children, the influence of time and place on both Wilder and Lane, and the role of folklore in Wilder's novels. These essays give readers a deeper understanding of how Wilder built and managed her story.*ARC Giveaway* Published By South Dakota Historical Society Press May, 2017.