Laura Ingalls Wilder and the ravages of a ‘metabolic wildfire’ — National Post

The author of Little House on the Prairie wrote what she knew. As Caroline Fraser recounts in Prairie Fires, her biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the family experienced hardships including a literal plague of locusts — an estimated 3.5 trillion grasshoppers that ravaged 98,000 square miles of farmland in 1874. This is part of a series…

via Laura Ingalls Wilder and the ravages of a ‘metabolic wildfire’ — National Post