Caddie Woodlawn is a real adventurer. She'd rather hunt than sew and plow than bake, and tries to beat her brother's dares every chance she gets. Caddie is friends with Indians, who scare most of the neighbors—neighbors who, like her mother and sisters, don't understand her at all.
Caddie is brave, and her story is special because it's based on the life and memories of Carol Ryrie Brink's grandmother, the real Caddie Woodlawn. Her spirit and sense of fun have made this book a classic that readers have taken to their hearts for more than seventy years.
Carol Ryrie Brink was the author of many books for young readers, including Caddie Woodlawn's Family, the companion volume to Caddie Woodlawn, and Baby Island.
Trina Schart Hyman (April 8, 1939–November 19, 2004) was an American illustrator of more than 150 children’s books. She won the Caldecott Medal for Saint George and the Dragon and lived in Sweden.
"You take Little House on the Prairie; I'll take Caddie Woodlawn."
-- Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook