Caddie Woodlawn *****
by Carol Ryrie Brink
It's 1864, and Caddie Woodlawn loves to run wild with her brothers in the woods of western Wisconsin. She has all kinds of adventures with her brothers and greatly resists ever becoming a lady. Caddie befriends the Native American Indians living near by. She attends the local school. She helps around the farm and mends clocks with her father. She goes on countless adventures. And even ends up with a real scalp belt. Through it all, she begins to discover what it means to be an American and to be a real lady.
Our whole family enjoyed reading this book together. Every chapter is its own story of one of her adventures. And what makes it even better is that it is based on a true story! Caddie Woodlawn really lived and all the people in the book did to. It's written by her granddaughter, I believe. Great story!