Carol Ryrie Brink

Carol Ryrie Brink was an American author best known for her historical and children's novels. Born on December 28, 1895, in Moscow, Idaho, she gained widespread recognition for her book 'Caddie Woodlawn,' which won the Newbery Medal in 1936. Her works often drew from her own family stories and experiences, blending realism with warmth and humor. Brink's storytelling contributed significantly to children's literature, and her legacy continues to inspire readers. She passed away on August 15, 1981.


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  1. 1. Caddie Woodlawn

    This book is a captivating historical novel that follows the adventures of an 11-year-old girl growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the 1860s. With her spirited and courageous nature, the protagonist defies traditional gender roles, preferring outdoor adventures and exploring the woods to the domestic tasks expected of young girls at the time. Through her interactions with her family, the local Native American tribe, and the various settlers, she navigates the challenges and joys of frontier life, learning valuable lessons about independence, tolerance, and the importance of family. The novel, rich in historical detail and character development, is a celebration of a young girl's spirit and the beauty of the American frontier.

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