By Carol Ryrie Brink
Caddie Woodlawn, which has been pleasing younger readers in view that 1935, was once presented the toilet Newbery Medal for the main wonderful contribution to American literature for kids. Now it's in a brand-new version with vigorous illustrations by way of Trina Schart Hyman. In her new foreword, Carol Ryrie breaking point lovingly remembers the genuine Caddie, who used to be her grandmother, and tells how she frequently "sat spellbound, listening, listening!" as Caddie advised tales of her pioneer formative years. young ones all over the place will love redheaded Caddie together with her penchant for pranks. Scarcely out of 1 scrape prior to she is into one other, she refuses to be a "lady," who prefer as an alternative to run the woods along with her brothers. no matter if she is crossing the lake on a raft, traveling an Indian camp, or hearing the stories of the circuit rider, Caddie's adventures supply a thrilling and actual photograph of lifestyles at the Wisconsin frontier within the 1860s. And readers will notice, as Caddie learns what turning out to be up really capacity, that it isn't so very various this day.
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