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Caddie Woodlawn

release date: Dec 26, 2006
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Caddie Woodlawn
An illustrated edition of the Newberry Medal–winning Caddie Woodlawn, which has been captivating young readers since 1935. 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.

Caddie Woodlawn

release date: Jun 19, 2012
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Caddie Woodlawn
An illustrated edition of the Newberry Medal–winning Caddie Woodlawn, which has been captivating young readers since 1935. 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.

Baby Island

release date: Jun 19, 2012
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Baby Island
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 from a Newbery Medalist author.

Buffalo Coat

release date: Jan 01, 1993
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Buffalo Coat
"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's Family

release date: Oct 31, 1990
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Caddie Woodlawn's Family
Caddie Woodlawn is back and there are more frontier adventures to go on in this sequel to the Newbery Medal–winning novel, Caddie Woodlawn! The high-spirited Caddie is back with her lively siblings for some amusing escapades. In these fourteen stories, learn about frontier life with the seven Woodlawn children. Join them as they romp through the pages, discovering a secret horde of watermelons long after melon season, engaging in cattail fights, and adopting baby animals. You’ll also encounter of a young preacher doing a favor for a wandering Indian, a poor girl revealing a surprising talent at a medicine show, and Caddie ruining her new dress at the Independence Day celebration. These latest adventures are sure to capture every reader’s attention—and heart.

A Chain of Hands

release date: Jan 01, 1993
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A Chain of Hands
At the time of her death in 1981, Carol Brink retained one remaining unpublished manuscript--the one that people in Idaho had been waiting for years to see. In A Chain of Hands, this accomplished author detailed many of the hands that had touched hers. Brink, too, revealed in non-fiction form many of the people, places, and events that played prominent roles in her fictional books for adults and children.

Caddie Woodlawn's Family

release date: Jan 25, 2011
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Caddie Woodlawn's Family
Caddie Woodlawn is back and there are more frontier adventures to go on in this sequel to the Newbery Medal–winning novel, Caddie Woodlawn! The high-spirited Caddie is back with her lively siblings for some amusing escapades. In these fourteen stories, learn about frontier life with the seven Woodlawn children. Join them as they romp through the pages, discovering a secret horde of watermelons long after melon season, engaging in cattail fights, and adopting baby animals. You’ll also encounter of a young preacher doing a favor for a wandering Indian, a poor girl revealing a surprising talent at a medicine show, and Caddie ruining her new dress at the Independence Day celebration. These latest adventures are sure to capture every reader’s attention—and heart.

Carol Ryrie Brink Manuscripts

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Carol Ryrie Brink Manuscripts
Holograph and typescript versions of novels Snow in the river, Château Saint Barnabé, The Twin Cities, and Two are better than one, and the typescript of an oral history interview conducted by Sam Schrager in 1975.

Strangers in the Forest

release date: Jan 01, 1993
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Strangers in the Forest
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.

The Highly Trained Dogs of Professor Petit

release date: Oct 06, 2015
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The Highly Trained Dogs of Professor Petit
There is so much work for a boy to do in the serious town of Puddling Center that eleven-year-old Willie can't even go to school. So when Willie meets Professor Petit and his five "Highly Trained Dogs"--each with its own special talent--he's delighted. Maybe their traveling show will shake things up! But then Petit's rival, Hulk Hoskins, rolls into town with a circus tiger, and the professor and one of his dogs end up in big trouble. Now it's up to Willie and his new canine friends to save the day and put on a show this town will never forget! Back in print for the first time in decades, this 1953 novel by Newbery winner Carol Ryrie Brink will have kids rooting for cheerful Willie, honest Professor Petit, and the amazing Highly Trained Dogs.
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