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It was an okay book, I mean, it's pretty old and I know some people don't like that, but I found that it was entertaining enough and pretty interesting to learn about frontier life.
This was a good book to read. It gave me an insight as to what life was like during the pioneer and frontier days. After I was finished, it sort of reminded me of The Little House on the Prairie books. Just like Little House on the Prairie, the children learned to behave properly and to listen to what their parents told them. This book had some adult themes, but during those times, children learned how harsh and hard life was on the frontier.
If one were to concentrate on reading this book, they can get through it in a matter of a few days since I read one hundred-fifty pages of it in a matter of four hours and fifty minutes. I told myself if I can do that, I can read eighty-five more, which I was able to do and I finished the book. I also can somewhat clearly remember this book when I was in elementary school and I was glad to have read it after all this time.
You may or may not like this book, it is either exciting or extremely boring. Its inconsistency wears me out.
It's a really good book. It gives a good peek into life on the frontier in the 1860s. I recommend 9+.
A couple years, I tried reading this book, but 10 pages into it I quit and called it boring. I re-read it this year and actually enjoyed it. I don't recommend this book to elementary students. Caddie Woodlawn is an advanced read, and it probably should be, as it was written in the 1930s.
This is the best book I have ever read. Caddie Woodlawn was one of my school books and it was such a good story. I recommend children 10+ read this book. Does have some gruesome things but great book!!! I got so in to it and could not get out of the story!!!!
A classic novel to try if you've read the Little House books and Anne of Green Gables. One of my favorites from childhood.
I like this book a lot because it reminds me of myself, Caddie is a fun-loving, and good-natured character, and she also has a good family who loves each other and tries to do right.
This was a good look into the lives of pioneers. It had a good message too about girls growing up into strong young women.
When Carol Ryrie Brinks's grandmother read "Caddie Woodlawn," she exclaimed, "Well, Carol, how did you know?" "You told me, grandma," replied as Caddie Woodlawn was Carolyn Woodhouse of northern WI and the stories related in "Caddie Woodlawn" are the stories that she told her granddaughter years later after Carol came to live with her grandparents in Idaho after the death of her mother. There is a companion book which continues the stories that did not make it into the first book. It is not a sequel because it doesn't more ahead chronologically, but tells more stories about Caddie's siblings living in this area during the mid-19th Century.
Good book to read, but not a direct plot so it gets boring sometimes. The movie is good, though!
Still have my copy from when I was a young girl. I loved her strength of character and penchant for trouble!
If you like the "Little House on the Prairie" series or books about pioneers, you will enjoy this too.