Rebecca Caudill





Rebecca Caudill


Born
in The United States
January 01, 1899

Died
January 01, 1985

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American's children writer, as well as teacher and editor, known for her Appalachian fiction. Caudill graduated from Wesleyan College and, in 1922, received her master's degree from Vanderbilt University. She taught English in high school and college, and worked briefly as an editor. She moved to Urbana, Illinois, when she married James Ayars in 1931.

Caudill's book, Tree of Freedom, was a Newbery Honor Book in 1950. A Pocketful of Cricket was a Caldecott Honor Book.

The schoolchildren of her adopted state of Illinois vote each year on their favorite book. The winning book is given the Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award (RCYRBA) named in honor of Caudill and her contributions to Appalachian literature.

Average rating: 4.09 · 1,741 ratings · 246 reviews · 25 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Best-Loved Doll

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4.38 avg rating — 643 ratings — published 1962 — 8 editions
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Tree of Freedom

3.74 avg rating — 286 ratings — published 1949 — 7 editions
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A Pocketful of Cricket

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3.64 avg rating — 244 ratings — published 1964 — 9 editions
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Happy Little Family

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4.20 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1947 — 5 editions
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A Certain Small Shepherd

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4.17 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1965 — 8 editions
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Schoolhouse in the Woods (F...

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4.30 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1949 — 4 editions
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Schoolroom in the Parlor

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4.19 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1959 — 5 editions
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Up And Down The River (Fair...

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4.05 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1951 — 3 editions
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Did You Carry The Flag Toda...

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4.05 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1966 — 7 editions
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The Far-Off Land

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3.56 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1964 — 2 editions
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“The first essential in any book is that it have something significant to say --a book that leaves the reader with bigger ideas than when he began reading - that stimulates his thinking, stretches his mind, deepens his feelings. A good book sticks to your ribs.”
Rebecca Caudill

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