Caddie Woodlawn Topics for Discussion

Carol Ryrie Brink
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Topic 1

Thomas, John’s father, falls in love with a seamstress and is disowned as a result. Tom, John’s son, is courting a young seamstress as well. What is the difference between their situations? What is the author trying to communicate by putting them in similar situations?

Topic 2

When Tom and Warren pull Caddie from the frozen pond, there is no fanfare for their heroics. How does this play into Caddie’s character? Caddie rides to warn Indian John he might be attacked. Is that a brave thing to do? Does she expect recognition for her efforts?

Topic 3

For much of the book, there is a great war going on. Wisconsin is far removed from the battlefront. How does the war affect the actions and attitudes of the characters?

Topic 4

When considering their decision on whether or not to accept the English title, Mr. Woodlawn tells...

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