A childhood favorite with good reason
by Bandura on May 20, 2007Caddie Woodlawn comes to life in the pages of this beautifully written book by Carol Ryrie Brink. Whether you are reading this book to your 6-10 year old, or giving this to a child between 6-12, know that this will become a dog-eared favorite, read countless times.
Caddie is a tomboy growing up in the wilderness of Wisconsin. She is befriended by an Indian chief, is part of an inseparable trio with two equally charming and wild brothers, and is part of a well-run, large, and loving familiy. The lessons to be learned from this book are legion. The author paints in equal detail and color the historical setting of the piece as well as the workings of a frontier farm family. There are fine role models in many of the adults as well as inspiring actions by the children.
My kids would listen to this book a thousand times over and it's possible that they'd rank it first before their also-beloved series about Laura Ingalls Wilder. Enjoy!
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