Grade: 2 - 5
Author: Carol Ryrie Brink
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Summary:Whether it’s pulling pranks on fancy cousin Annabelle or riding through the snow to warn the friendly local Indians of a coming attack on their tribe, redhaired pioneer girl Caddie Woodlawn is always in one scrape or another. Readers will journey with Caddie through a series of vignettes from losing her dog Nero to watching the local school teacher deal with a band of bullies. And though Caddie steadfastly refuses to learn to be a lady, as time goes by she begins to discover what it means to grow into being a woman.
Review:Based closely on the true stories of the author’s grandmother, Caddie’s tale is an authentic picture of pioneer life and a captivating, colorful read. Readers who enjoyed Little House on the Prairie and Sarah, Plain and Tall will especially enjoy it.