Newbery #1

Age: 9-11

Grade: 4-6

Title: Caddie Woodlawn

Author: Carol Ryrie Brink

Illustrator: NA

Publisher and Date: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1935

Illustrations: NA

Summary: Caddie Woodlawn, age 11, was a tomboy who ran the

woods of western Wisconsin. She avoided “women’s work” and

preferred to be an adventurer with her two brothers. From hunting to

befriending Indians, Caddie stirs up the west in this story full of


Evaluation: I loved this book. I received it as a gift from my teacher in

the fourth grade and I loved it then too. I believe that it definitely

deserved the Newbery Award. In this book children learn courage, a bit

of history, and that it is OK not to be what everyone thinks you should