Caddie Woodlawn

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Aladdin Books, 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 275 pages
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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.

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This Newbery Award winner tells the story of Caddie Woodlawn, age about 12, in 1864 Wisconsin, growing up on a farm with her six brothers and sisters, and her two parents. Brink based the novel (and a ... Read full review

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I listened to the audio version of this Newbery winner, and found it quite boring. It is about a young girl growing up in rural Wisconsin and all of her adventures. There isn't really a continuous ... Read full review

Contents

Three Adventurers
1
The Circuit Rider
14
Pigeons in the Sky
27
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

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".

Trina Schart Hyman was born on April 8, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She studied at the Philadelphia Museum College of Art, the Boston Museum School of Art, and Konstfackskolan, the Swedish State Art School. While living in Sweden, she got her first illustration job with Brown and Little. Her first work, Toffe and the Little Car, was published in 1961. During her lifetime, she illustrate over 150 children's books. She received numerous awards including a Horn Award for King Stork in 1973, the Caldecott Medal for Margaret Hodges's St. George and the Dragon: A Golden Legend Adapted from Edmund Spenser's 'Faerie Queen', and Caldecott honors three times for Little Red Riding Hood, A Child's Calendar, and Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. She also wrote and illustrated her own books including How Six Found Christmas, A Little Alphabet, Little Red Riding Hood, and Self-Portrait: Trina Schart Hyman. She joined the staff of Cricket magazine for children as an artist and illustrator in 1972 and became its art director before leaving in 1979. She died from complications of breast cancer on November 19, 2004 at the age of 65.

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