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Publisher's Summary

Newbery Medal Winner, 1936

No one would accuse 11-year-old Caddie Woodlawn of being dainty and ladylike. In spite of her mother’s best efforts, Caddie is as wild as the wind, playing freely and rambunctiously with her two brothers in the Wisconsin backwoods. There are rafts to build and trees to climb and pranks to play. Caddie especially likes to watch her friend Indian John build birchbark canoes at the river. 

Every day seems wide with possibility - as wide as the frontier. But living on the edge of civilization has its risks, too. And when Indians threaten to attack the settlers, it is Caddie’s resourcefulness and bravery that save the day. 

The author, Carol Ryrie Brink - granddaughter of the real Caddie Woodlawn - based her book on the true stories her grandmother used to tell her about growing up on the frontier.

©1962 Carol Ryrie Brink (P)1994 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-09-21

Great story for boys and girls alike

If you enjoy the Little House series, you will love this book too! What makes this book special is Caddie's dad. He sees her for who she is and doesn't try to change her, but embraces her.

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  • Julie Jenkins
  • 2016-10-14

excellent book

This was not the first time I have read this book. Several as a child, once ad a young mpther, and now as a grandmother. it has held its magic each time. surely there will be time for one more!
Julie Jenkins

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  • patrick james
  • 2018-11-30

wonderful story

This is a wonderful early American story. It has inspiring lessons for young people in an interesting chapter book.

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  • adajane
  • 2018-05-11

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A wonderful, clean story for all ages. Excellent example of good character and family values.

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  • Mihaela
  • 2018-10-09

A good review

I liked the story very much tho there where parts of it that I found less interesting. The reader is quite good and at the beginning it seems it's not good but now I can't imagine Caddie or Tom speaking another way. I recommend this book to all children from the age of 8 and adults who like the early industrial revolution in America like me.

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  • Sabrina Fitzgerald
  • 2019-03-06

huffing hippocampi this book is good

this book is great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I loved the narrator and the story is great it was fantastic

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-24

The best

it is great!

Caddie woodlon is the best book
The best book for tom boys.EVERE.

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  • hearthkeeper
  • 2018-04-13

Look no further for a timeless & charming story!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would recommend Caddie anyday! And while the main protagonist is a girl, there are enough other characters- including Caddie's brothers- to satisfy the whole family!

What other book might you compare Caddie Woodlawn to and why?

The story takes place a long time ago, so for a similar feel, try Little Women or The Little House series!

Which scene was your favorite?

My daughter liked the fact that Caddie is a tomboy and that she had many adventures! Once funny scene was when Caddie's uncle played a joke on her and rigged the raft she was riding on fall apart so that she splashed into the water!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This story has tender moments, heart-stopping moments, and everything in-between!

Any additional comments?

Caddie Woodlawn is a likable book with likable characters all the way around! My daughter and I were listening to it together while we dusted her bedroom, and it was entertaining in a way that only the best books can be!

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  • Isle
  • 2018-04-02

A Great Story

Caddie made us laugh and cry. A wonderful story. We also enjoyed the great narrator.

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  • B.A. Wilson
  • 2018-03-12

An Interesting Female Lead

This is definitely old fashioned, and that could lead to a lot of interesting, modern discussions.

I didn't remember anything about this one, even though I read it as a child, but I like how Caddie is not your typical pioneer girl. It's an interesting change of pace.