Caddie Woodlawn

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 19, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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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.

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User Review  - klburnside - LibraryThing

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

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User Review  - ctpress - LibraryThing

Caddie refuses to blend in as a perfect little lady - she’s a tomboy and her father allows her to grow up playing outside with her two brothers - getting into all sorts of troubles in the wilderness ... Read full review


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About the author (2012)

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 (April 8, 1939–November 19, 2004) was an American illustrator of more than 150 children’s books. She won the Caldecott Medal for Saint George and the Dragon and lived in Sweden.

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