When a ferocious storm hits their ship, young Mary and Jean become stranded on a deserted island. They're not the only survivors; with them are four babies. Immediately the sisters set out to make the island a home for themselves and the little ones. A classic tale of courage and dedication.
Irma's lie about having the biggest doll in the world leads her into deeper and deeper trouble.
"Originally published in 1944, Buffalo Coat appeared for several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. The first adult novel written by acclaimed Idaho writer Carol Ryrie Brink, winner of the Newbery Award for the outstanding book of children's literature in 1936, Buffalo Coat has become a classic of Northwest literature." "Buffalo Coat tells the tale of three doctors who came to Opportunity (Moscow), Idaho, in the 1890s seeking success and fortune in the town with the promising name. Yet each of their lives ended in tragedy."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Caddie Woodlawn, which has been captivating young readers since 1935, was awarded the John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Now it is in a brand-new edition with lively illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman. In her new foreword, Carol Ryrie Brink lovingly recalls the real Caddie, who was her grandmother, and tells how she often "sat spellbound, listening, listening!" as Caddie told stories of her pioneer childhood. <P><P> Children everywhere will love redheaded Caddie with her penchant for pranks. Scarcely out of one scrape before she is into another, she refuses to be a "lady," preferring instead to run the woods with her brothers. Whether she is crossing the lake on a raft, visiting an Indian camp, or listening to the tales of the circuit rider, Caddie's adventures provide an exciting and authentic picture of life on the Wisconsin frontier in the 1860s. And readers will discover, as Caddie learns what growing up truly means, that it is not so very different today.<P> Newbery Medal Winner
Musical / 8m, 7f, plus 18 children / Carol Ryrie Brink's Newberry Award-winning novel Caddie Woodlawn is brought to exuberant life as a musical. Caddie (the iconic, high-spirited Wisconsin pioneer girl beloved by generations of readers) leads her willing siblings in a series of thrilling adventures, not always with the approval of her traditional Bostonian mother. Her father, however, encourages her antics, that she might thrive amidst the new, tougher ways of the West. In a dramatic climax, Caddie single-handedly diffuses a potentially deadly clash between the terrified settlers and the local Dakota tribe through a daring and dangerous act. But her action only deepens her conflict with her mother. Ultimately, Caddie learns invaluable lessons about reconciling the head-strong child she's been, and the responsible adult she is soon to be. Through it all, the sacredness of tradition - passed from one generation to the next - is powerfully dramatized. As one wise friend tells Caddie: "Families - they're our link to forever, lass."
Fourteen tales relating the further adventures of ten-year-old Caddie and her six siblings living on the Wisconsin frontier in the 1860s.
Because their father is a history professor, Susan, George, and Dumpling Ridgeway are expected to comport themselves with a certain "academic dignity". That doesn't stop them from having fun and getting into mischief. They make a home for George's turtles in the bathtub, adopt an enormous dog, hang ghosts from the window of the tower at the top of the house, and find a way to help football hero Tommy Tucker pass his chemistry exam so he can play in the Homecoming game.
In 1908 in Idaho fifteen-year-old Louly, left in charge during her parent's absence, has an adventurous summer with her brother, sister, and her two girlfriends.
Snow in the River, originally published in 1964, was Brink's best-selling adult novel. It brings to life an America of unbounded promise by telling the story of three Scottish brothers who settled in eastern Washington and northern Idaho in the early 1900s.
"Strangers in the Forest, originally published in 1959, was included in the popular Reader's Digest Condensed Books series. Set in the white pine timberland of the Idaho panhandle in 1908, the story explores the early efforts of the new U. S. Forest Service to instill a sense of conservation - a new concept in Idaho's seemingly inexhaustible forests. " "The Forest Service's Bundy Jones heads west to investigate people taking timber homesteads in the north Idaho woods, suspecting that their real intention is to sell out for profit to lumber companies. Jones befriends the homesteaders, but when his connection with the Forest Service is revealed, most of the homesteaders turn against him. The inferno of a north Idaho forest fire once again unites Jones and the timber settlers. "--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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