Caddie Woodlawn, which has been captivating young readers since 1935, was awarded the John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Now it is in a brand-new edition with lively illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman. In her new foreword, Carol Ryrie... show more
Caddie Woodlawn, which has been captivating young readers since 1935, was awarded the John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Now it is in a brand-new edition with lively illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman. In her new foreword, Carol Ryrie Brink lovingly recalls the real Caddie, who was her grandmother, and tells how she often "sat spellbound, listening, listening!" as Caddie told stories of her pioneer childhood. Children everywhere will love redheaded Caddie with her penchant for pranks. Scarcely out of one scrape before she is into another, she refuses to be a "lady," preferring instead to run the woods with her brothers. Whether she is crossing the lake on a raft, visiting an Indian camp, or listening to the tales of the circuit rider, Caddie's adventures provide an exciting and authentic picture of life on the Wisconsin frontier in the 1860s. And readers will discover, as Caddie learns what growing up truly means, that it is not so very different today.
Publish date: November 1st 1973
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
Series: Caddie Woodlawn (#1)
I wasn't nearly as enchanted by this as I was hoping. It wasn't bad, just a bit forgettable in the end. It was enjoyable enough in he moment and there were some really high points - mostly Caddie's adventures with her two favorite brothers. Those episodes rang the most true and, therefore, were t...
Reading this in your forties while you're also reading Lies My Teacher Told Me is very different from reading it when you're ten years old. Although even then, I remember cringing a bit.Because on the one hand, Caddie Woodlawn is all kinds of awesome. She's a redhead roaming wild in the woods of wes...
They made a TV movie of this when I was in third grade. I remember I did a book report on this and drew a picture of the cover and one of the girl's in class accused me of tracing it. I was so mad! LOL
Oh man, Caddie was an AWESOME MC. I read this one and did a book report on it. That year (4th grade I think?) we got extra credit if we let our teacher film our book reports. I think she called it "book talk." It was fun!
I remember loving this book as a kid! I read this before Anne of Green Gables and remember liking Anne because I liked Caddie.Ah, this takes me back