Caddie Woodlawn is a real adventurer. She'd rather hunt than sew, plow than bake, and she's friends with the Indians, who scare most of her neighbors. Caddie and her six brothers and sisters share many adventures as they grow up on the Wisconsin frontier, from a prairie fire to pranks played on a city-slicker cousin. And when the Indians threaten to massacre the settlers, it is Caddie's courage and quick thinking that save the day.
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 red-headed 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.
Paperback. 288 pages.
For ages 9 to 12.
By Carol Brink.