Caddie Woodlawn

Caddie Woodlawn

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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.
Publisher: New York: Macmillan, c1935.
ISBN: 9780027136708
Branch Call Number: F BRI
Characteristics: x, 270 p. : plates ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Seredy, Kate
Call Number: F BRI


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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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