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Caddie Woodlawn

Caddie Woodlawn

by Carol Ryrie Brink Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

"A spirited story that has plenty of action and strength." — Horn Book

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. 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.

8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Number of Pages
Classics, Historical Fiction

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Trina Schart Hyman

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