Caddie Woodlawn Author:Carol Ryrie Brink Caddie Woodlawn preferred hunting, plowing, and mending the Circuit Rider's clock to learning to sew and bake. And when the Indians threatened a massacre it was this spirited little tomboy's quick-thinking and courage that saved her family and other Wisconsin pioneers. — Here is the prize-winning story of Caddie's daring pledge of faith with the... more » Indians, of the schoolhouse fire, the jokes played on the Woodlawns' cousin from Boston, the amazing discovery in an old trunk which revealed her father's connection with English nobility, and of the unexpected inheritance which brought the Woodlawns face to face with an important decision.
Caddie, her five red-haired brothers and sisters, and the adventures they have growing up in the wilds of Wisconsin in the 1860's seem very real to young readers today. The reader feels she is sharing Caddies experience - sometimes comic, sometimes dangerous, always exciting - because almost everything in this book is based on true stories the author's own grandmother told of her years as a pioneer girl.« less