Caddie Woodlawn

Caddie Woodlawn

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Chronicles the adventures of eleven-year-old Caddie growing up with her six brothers and sisters on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century. At age 11, Caddie Woodlawn is the despair of her mother and the pride of her father: a clock-fixing tomboy running wild in the woods of Wisconsin. In 1864, this is a bit much for her Boston-bred mother to bear, but Caddie and her brothers are happy with the status quo. Written in 1935 about Carol Ryrie Brink's grandmother's childhood, the adventures of Caddie and her brothers are still exciting over 60 years later. With each chapter comes another ever-more exciting adventure: a midnight gallop on her horse across a frozen river to warn her American Indian friends of the white men's plan to attack; a prairie fire approaching the school house; and a letter from England that may change the family's life forever. This Newbery Medal-winning book bursts at the seams with Caddie's irrepressible spirit. In spite of her mother's misgivings, Caddie is a perfect role model for any girl--or boy, for that matter. She's big-hearted, she's brave, and she's mechanically inclined!
Publisher: New York : Aladdin Books ; London : Collier Macmillan Publishers, 1990, c1935.
Edition: 1st Aladdin Books ed.
ISBN: 9781416940289
Call Number: BRINK
Characteristics: x, 275 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Subjects: Newbery Medal.
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Wisconsin -- Juvenile fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Juvenile fiction.
Wisconsin -- Juvenile fiction.
Historical fiction, Juvenile.
Additional Contributors: Hyman, Trina Schart - Illustrator


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Jul 24, 2018

It was an okay book, I mean, it's pretty old and I know some people don't like that, but I found that it was entertaining enough and pretty interesting to learn about frontier life.

Jun 26, 2018

This was a good book to read. It gave me an insight as to what life was like during the pioneer and frontier days. After I was finished, it sort of reminded me of The Little House on the Prairie books. Just like Little House on the Prairie, the children learned to behave properly and to listen to what their parents told them. This book had some adult themes, but during those times, children learned how harsh and hard life was on the frontier.

If one were to concentrate on reading this book, they can get through it in a matter of a few days since I read one hundred-fifty pages of it in a matter of four hours and fifty minutes. I told myself if I can do that, I can read eighty-five more, which I was able to do and I finished the book. I also can somewhat clearly remember this book when I was in elementary school and I was glad to have read it after all this time.

Sep 23, 2017

You may or may not like this book, it is either exciting or extremely boring. Its inconsistency wears me out.

Aug 03, 2017

It's a really good book. It gives a good peek into life on the frontier in the 1860s. I recommend 9+.

Jun 22, 2017

A couple years, I tried reading this book, but 10 pages into it I quit and called it boring. I re-read it this year and actually enjoyed it. I don't recommend this book to elementary students. Caddie Woodlawn is an advanced read, and it probably should be, as it was written in the 1930s.

Jan 12, 2017

This is the best book I have ever read. Caddie Woodlawn was one of my school books and it was such a good story. I recommend children 10+ read this book. Does have some gruesome things but great book!!! I got so in to it and could not get out of the story!!!!

ArapahoeKati Dec 29, 2016

A classic novel to try if you've read the Little House books and Anne of Green Gables. One of my favorites from childhood.

Oct 06, 2016

One of my all-time favorites. A classic!

Mar 15, 2016

Great book, very funny!

ECPat Jan 12, 2016

This was one of my favorite books when I was a child.

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