Many of us are familiar with Laura Ingalls Wilder, but how many of us know Caddie?
This story provides a very interesting and engaging snapshot of the Civil War from a frontier family's perspective. Other than a mention of Father hiring a man to fight for him (a whole 'nother topic) and a brief bit about Abe Lincon, there's not much directly said about the war.
For me, it was a good reminder that the Civil War was not always front and center. It's easy to get wrapped up into the War in our mind's eye, but Caddie brings us back to the day in and day out of life in a very charming way.
Something to remember in our retelling of history.