Item description for Caddie Woodlawn (Fiction) by Carol Ryrie Brink & Trina Schart Hyman...
Overview Sure to leap off the shelves with its lovely new cover, this beloved story follows the frontier adventures of Caddie Woodlawn, a tomboy growing up in Wisconsin during the 1860s and explains how Caddie saves the settlement from an Indian massacre. Reprint. Newbery Medal.
Publishers Description "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.
Awards and Recognitions Caddie Woodlawn (Fiction) by Carol Ryrie Brink & Trina Schart Hyman has received the following awards and recognitions -
Newbery Medal - 1936 Winner - Children's category
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Studio: Simon Pulse
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.12" Width: 4.64" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1997
Publisher Simon Pulse
ISBN 0689815212 ISBN13 9780689815218
Availability 0 units.
More About Carol Ryrie Brink & Trina Schart Hyman
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"."
Carol Ryrie Brink lived in San Diego, in the state of California. Carol Ryrie Brink was born in 1895 and died in 1981.
Reviews - What do customers think about Caddie Woodlawn (Fiction)?
Enduring Appeal Jan 18, 2008
This book continues to delight children many, many years after it was first published. As a child growing up it wasmy favorite book. Being a teacher I have introduced countless children to the antics of Caddie and her brothers. Recently I gave a copy to my nine year old granddaughter who usually walks around with some electronic gadget. Once she began reading she was hooked and finished the book in one weekend. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Even though the setting was many years ago, children are children and the appeal of this book transcends generations. A definite winner.
Adventure story. Jul 24, 2007
My 9 year old granddaughter loves it as I did when I was in the 3rd grade and she knows interesting, worthwhile books! So, buy it for your grandkids, too.
Caddie is a free spirit! Jul 22, 2007
Caddie Woodlawn is a wonderful Newbery Medal winning book. The story is set in Wisconsin at the same time that the American Civil War is being fought in the East. It was a time when everyone had fireplaces instead of heaters, paper and pencils instead of computer typing programs and outhouses instead of indoor plumbing. News and letters from the East come every few months on a steamer boat.
Caddie comes from a large family. She has 6 brothers and sisters. They have plenty to do to keep them busy on the farm. In summer and winter they all go to school. In the off months, the neighboring town uses the school.
Caddie is an 11-year old girl who is a real tomboy. She always takes on her brother's challenges and tries to beat them at everything. She'd much rather work in the fields than stay inside and sew. The neighbors think of her as odd. Not only is Caddie a tomboy, she also befriends the local Native Americans. But Caddie doesn't care, she is a free spirit. I liked that she was true to her self. She's a good role model.
What I found most interesting about this book is that it's based on real people. The author, Carol Ryrie Brink, based the whole story on her own grandmother, Caddie Woodhouse. I recommend it very much to people who liked Little House on The Prairie, but those who prefer books with a fast pace should steer clear. This is one story I'll always remember!
(This book was read and reviewed by CookieBooky kid.)
Some Light History Jun 9, 2007
This is the somewhat true story of a real girl living in pioneer Wisconsin in the mid 1800s. The story starts when Caddie is eleven years old, and used to spending most of her time with her older brother Tom and her younger brother Warren. Caddie also has three sisters and another younger brother, but Tom and Warren are the most fun for her and the three of them often have adventures together.
Caddie's mother was brought up to be a polite lady in Boston and Caddie's sister Clara is a nice young lady like her mother. But when they first moved to Wisconsin when Caddie was very young, she was sickly and her father decided that it would be healthier for her to run free outside with her brothers instead of spending her days shut up inside learning how to be a proper lady. Therefore, Caddie at eleven is a tomboy.
Although Caddie's mother is exasperatd by her tomboyishness, Caddie enjoys her young life and has a wonderful time with her brothers, whether they are visiting the nearby Indian tribe, telling stories to each other near the fields or playing practical jokes on their snobbish cousin Annabelle.
This was an interesting book, providing some details about what life was like from the point of view of a likable girl. However, this book indicated that life was easy and things always went well for the Woodlawn family. Everything in their lives was too happy to be taken seriously.
This is just an awsome book!!! Apr 16, 2007
I read the book Caddie Woodlawn. It was a very interesting book. Caddie is a very curious, fun girl. Want to know more? First, of course, the author is Carol Ryrie Brink. Caddie lives in Dunnville with her three brothers, three sisters, her mother, her father and her dog Nero. Caddie loves Dunnville! She has a school, friends, a loving family, and a wonderful home. That all began to change when her Uncle Edmund took away her one best friend, Nero. Nero was always there when Caddie needed someone to talk to, and now he was gone. A few weeks later, Uncle Edmund wrote to Mrs. Woodlawn that Nero had ran away because he did not like the city. The whole Woodlawn family is really sad. Now, something new is on everyone's mind. Father had gotten a letter from England. It said that they want him to return to England to be lord. Does he, or not? Do you want to know if Nero returns? Or if Father goes to England? This is a wonderful, funny book that everyone must read. So go pick it up and read it.