by Carol Ryrie Brink
This story, set during the 1860’s in the west, is based on the author’s grandmother’s life. The book is anecdotes from a year of Caddie’s life and is full of interesting history and a glimpse into everyday life during the time. The book is a lot of fun, although sometimes the jumps in the story seem a bit abrupt. There isn’t much of an overall plot tying things together, which can make the book seem a bit choppy at times. Still, it’s a happy story and very readable. 3/5.