A true "adventurer" at heart, pioneer girl Caddie would rather hunt and plow than sew and bake. She's not afraid of anything . . . and she'll take any dare her brothers can dish out! Based on the memories of Brink's grandmother, this Newbery Medal-winning classic has charmed readers for over 50 years. 242 pages, softcover from Simon & Schuster.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 242 Vendor: Simon Pulse Publication Date: 1997 Dimensions: 6.97 X 4.20 X 0.64 (inches)
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.
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.
"You take Little House on the Prairie; I'll take Caddie Woodlawn."
-- Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook