About The River

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Caddie Woodlawn

Book Review 
Caddie Woodlawn
Author: Carol Ryrie Brink

And what do you have in the bag, Carla?

Horehound Drops
Caddie purchases Horehound Drops for some boys. Jeremy and I surprised  our boys with some. So grab some Horehound Drops and Caddie Woodlawn, curl up someplace comfortable and enjoy!

Oh for a book and a shady nook, either in door or out.
John Wilson  

We loved reading Caddie Woodlawn. She 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. 

One of my favorite parts in the story is when Caddie gets into trouble. She gets into BIG trouble.
Her father comes into her bedroom to talk to her, this is what he has to say.

It is the sisters and wives and mothers, you know, Caddie who keep the world sweet and beautiful. What a rough world it would be if there were only men and boys in it, doing things in their rough way! A women's task is to teach them gentleness and courtesy and love and kindness. It's a big task, too, Caddie - harder than cutting trees or building mills or damning rivers. 

I want you to be a woman with a wise and understanding heart, healthy body, and honest mind.



  1. Oh, I remember reading Caddie Woodlawn...with pleasure! thanks for the great post...I enjoyed the memories and your quote.

  2. We love the Caddie Woodlawn books. Great stories. Have you also read "Magical Melons" or sometime it's titled, "Caddie Woodlawn's Family?" We've probably had this conversation and I might have forgot, but have you been to the Caddie Woodlawn home south of Menominee?


High Fives from Wisconsin!