S: Caddie Woodlawn
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FC: Caddie Woodlawn By Carol Ryrie Brink A Mixbook Created By Alison Smith
1: Caddie Woodlawn The eleven-year-old girl, who is also the main character of the book. Caddie is quite the tomboy, far more so than her sister, Clara, and her mother.
2: Tom Woodlawn Tom is Caddie's older brother. He is thirteen at the beginning of the book. Tom likes to roam wild and free with Caddie and Warren (for Caddie, see page 1, for Warren, see page 3). Although he is the oldest out of the trio, he acts much younger than he probably should.
3: Warren Woodlawn Caddie's nine-year-old brother. He joins in with Caddie and Tom's reckless games.
4: Mrs. Woodlawn Mrs. Woodlawn is the mother of all of the Woodlawn children. She is doesn't approve of Caddie acting like a boy. She thinks that Caddie should act like a lady, and learn fine manners.
5: Mr. Woodlawn Mr. Woodlawn is the Woodlawn children's father. He likes the fact that Caddie is able to do the things that boys do. Hr thinks of it as a skill, not a troublesome burden.
6: Hetty Woodlawn Hetty is the second-to-youngest Woodlawn girl. She loves to "tell", or tattle, on what Caddie, Tom, and Warren's crazy antics and schemes. Her tattling makes Mrs. Woodlawn come running, and Tom, Caddie, and Warren don't like to have her around because of this. | Betsy and Pete The Woodlawns' two horses. Betsy is a gentle mare, but Pete is fast and scrapes people off his back by lurching under the shed's roof. The horse of choice, of course, is usually Betsy.
7: Betsy and Pete The Woodlawns' two horses. Betsy is a gentle mare, but Pete is fast and scrapes people off his back by lurching under the shed's roof. The horse of choice, of course, is usually Betsy.
8: Our Home
9: The Woodlawns' house and western Wisconsin are the two settings of the story. Caddie and her family spend most of their time here. Although they have many visitors and guests, they rarely leave their home. The time period is 1864-1865.
10: Summarization Basically, this story is about Caddie growing up and it's about the adventures she has growing up on the Wisconsin Frontier. At the period of time in which Caddie lived, there were Indians roaming about Wisconsin and there was a lot of racial controversy. The white men didn't like the Indians making their homes in Wisconsin. There were even rumors that Indians were coming to massacre the white men.
11: But Caddie doesn't agree with the white men, even though she's one of them. She grew up living with Indians, and she knew that they weren't trying to hurt the white men. Caddie even made friends with one of the Indians. His name was Indian John. He was the leader of his tribe. Her mother didn't exactly approve of it, though.
12: Major Problems In the climax, Caddie's father gets invited to England, where he used to live as a little boy, to become an English lord because his great uncle, who used to be the ruler, had died. The Woodlawn family has a very big decision to make. You'll have to read on to figure out if they choose to stay in Wisconsin or leave their American life for royalty!
13: Solutions The Woodlawns decide to stay or go by taking an anonymous vote. Even the youngest members of the family get to vote. Mr. Woodlawn reads the results out loud...flip the page to find out whether the Woodlawns stay or leave...
15: They STAY!!!!!
16: My Favorite Scene
17: My favorite scene in the book had to be when Caddie rode away to warn the Indians that the white men were going to attack them. Caddie really didn't want the Indians to get hurt, because, as you know, they were her friends. Caddie got on Betsy and rode her over to where the Indian John's tribe was, without anyone noticing but one little girl named Katie Hyman, who promised not to tell. This was my favorite scene because it showed Caddie standing up for what she believed in and not being afraid to point out her side of the story.
18: If I were a new character in the book...
19: I would be a part of Caddie's family. I'd be a sister of her's...one almost exactly her age. Instead of Tom and Warren, I would be the one who went on adventures with her. I would have taken her side in everything, and when the Woodlawns were voting on whether or not to go to England, I would've voted 'stay'. I would go out every morning with Caddie and ride Betsy and Pete.