Caddie Woodlawn

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Collier Books.Macmillan Publishing Company, 1970 - Blind - 242 pages
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The story of a little girl who moved from Boston to grow up in Wisconsin. 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!

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Review: Caddie Woodlawn (Caddie Woodlawn #1)

User Review  - Shawn Thrasher - Goodreads

Where was this book when I was in fifth grade reading the Little House books? I want to see a cage match between Caddie Woodlawn and Laura Ingalls Wilder. Up until I read this book, I would have bet ... Read full review

Review: Caddie Woodlawn (Caddie Woodlawn #1)

User Review  - Darlene - Goodreads

I read this historical fiction classic aloud to my children. It takes place in 1864 during the pioneer days, and it won the 1936 Newbery Medal. Caddie is 11 years old, and she is a tomboy who feels ... Read full review

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1
The Circuit Rider
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Pigeons in the Sky
24
Copyright

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About the author (1970)

Carol Ryrie Brink was the author of many books for young readers, including "Caddie Woodlawn's Family, " the companion volume to "Caddie Woodlawn", and "Baby Island".

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