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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 ...
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Overview

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.

Chronicles the adventures of eleven-year-old Caddie growing up with her six brothers and sisters on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
Although this Newbery Award winning novel was published in 1935, it's protagonist, brave and lively 11 year old Caddie, and her many exciting, humorous and sometimes dangerous adventures might still have appeal to young readers of both sexes. The book is based on true stories of the author's grandmother, who lived on the Wisconsin frontier in the 1860s. Caddie tries to reject her mother's attempts to turn her into a young lady, preferring to join and sometimes even instigate the deeds and pranks of her brothers. She stands up to a school bully, and gets revenge on a snobbish, visiting cousin. Unfortunately, this otherwise fine novel tries to portray Native Americans in a manner that would seem sympathetic for the times, but by today's standards would still be considered condescending and rather stereotyped.
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"You take Little House on the Prairie; I'll take Caddie Woodlawn."

— Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786261826
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Edition description: Large Print
  • Pages: 260
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2007

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    at first my mother made me read it. now she has to pull it away to get me to stop!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2009

    9 year daughter loved it

    I asked my daughter if she liked the book as much as her Little House on the Prairie books and she said YES! Better than!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Great

    I am currently reading this bookin my 4th grade class
    I would totally reccomend this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2013

    This story takes place in 1864, on the Wisconsin frontier. The b

    This story takes place in 1864, on the Wisconsin frontier.
    The book follows the adventures of a certain girl, named Caddie Woodlawn. She is a tomboy, who likes to run around wildly with her two brothers, rather than staying inside and doing the tasks that are expected of her, like sewing, knitting, and cooking, with her mother and her older sister, Clara.

    Living in territory where Indians are nearby, excitement is always brewing. There are fish to catch, rafts to paddle, fields to plow, and school lessons to learn.

    Caddie's adventures were loosely based on the author's own grandmother. I think that makes the book interesting, to know that some of the events actually happened, and that the characters were based on real people.

    I recommend this book for either boys or girls. I think it was quite a fun read, and good for any age.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Awsome book

    This book is awsome you have to read it!!!!!!!This book is now my favorite!!!!The librarian at my school thought I might be bored reading it but she was wrong.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

    Becoming a Family Tradition

    We read this book to our children in the late 1980's. We laughed out loud many times and loved some of the phrases so much they became favorites for some of our own situations.
    I wanted to read it to our granddaughter during this summer vacation, but couldn't find our old copy (one of the kids probably took it with them when they moved out). So I ordered a new copy.
    This spunky, loving, adventurous heroine is a refreshing role model and a delightful narrator.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2010

    Great Heroine, Great Story

    This book was required reading for me in elementary school in Chicago in the 80's. I loved it then and when my third grade daughter brought home a historical novel assignment, I immediately thought of Caddie Woodlawn. My daughter is a tomboy and I knew she would relate to Caddie. Because I wanted to read it again myself and because I expected there would be some vocabulary and points that required some explanation or discussion, I chose to read it aloud to her. We are both enjoying this book thoroughly and highly recommemd it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2009

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    After 50 years . . .

    It is time for me to reread this one. I am 60 years old and remember reading this book when I was a young girl - and I rarely read books by choice in those days! I remember the adventurous Caddie, along with her brothers and the Indians, and I thought Caddie's father was the most wonderful man in the world. When my daughters were young, I insisted that they read it also, but I think it made less of an impact on them than it did on me. A great book and a great look look at American frontier life in the 1800s.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2008

    Really Good

    I really liked Caddie Woodlawn. It really went deep into details and showed what a tomboy growing up during the pioneer lifestyle with the Indian tribes, and Indian John, and always playing with her brothers! I liked it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2006

    This book is a must read!

    This book is similar to the Little House on the Prarie. I loved it. My mom had to make me put it down, something that rarely happens!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    This book easily ....

    This book easily gets five stars

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Caddie woodlawn

    Dont get i got sample liked got full and wasted 7$ it wont let me read full verision

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2006

    One of the best!

    This is one of my favorite classic stories! I looooooooove Caddie Woodlawn!!!!!!!! This is even better than the movie they have out there. It's about a young girl growing up in the 1800's, and she is as tomboy as tomboy can get! She loves adventure and gets herself into all of these messes... it's really crazy! Caddie Woodlawn was actually a real person, which I thought was really interesting. I wonder how much of it actually happened and how much of it the author changed for the purpose of her story. I liked the part of the story when Caddie's snobby and stuck-up cousin Anabelle came to visit. I also liked Katie Hyman, and I'm mad that the movie gave her a much smaller part. She even died in the movie, and that doesn't even happen in the book. If you have watched the movie but not the book, I recommend reading the actual book... it's a lot of fun!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2001

    Great Book!!!

    This is a great book to read. I would recommend it to everyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2014

    Totally Amazing!!!!!!

    I read this book like three times its so good!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    (: so far its...

    I think this book is ok so far its (: ):but nothing EXCITEING yet but i think it will get better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2014

    Godd

    Great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2014

    Book

    A very good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    MUST READ THIS BOOK

    This book was so awesome. I LOVED IT! You have to read this book to know what I mean. It is a really good book for beginners, like a 4th grader, maybe.

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    Posted April 21, 2014

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