Carol Ryrie Brink


Born
in Moscow, Idaho, The United States
December 28, 1895

Died
August 15, 1981

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Born Caroline Ryrie, American author of over 30 juvenile and adult books. Her novel Caddie Woodlawn won the 1936 Newbery Medal.

Brink was orphaned by age 8 and raised by her maternal grandmother, the model for Caddie Woodlawn. She started writing for her school newspapers and continued that in college. She attended the University of Idaho for three years before transferring to the University of California in 1917, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1918, the same year she married.

Anything Can Happen on the River, Brink's first novel, was published in 1934. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Idaho in 1965. Brink Hall, which houses the UI English Department and faculty offices, is named in her honor. Th
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Caddie Woodlawn

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Caddie Woodlawn's Family

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Baby Island

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The Pink Motel

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Two Are Better Than One

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Winter Cottage

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Family Sabbatical

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Andy Buckram's Tin Men

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Family Grandstand

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“The most truly generous persons are those who give silently without hope of praise or reward.”
Carol Ryrie Brink, Caddie Woodlawn's Family

“How far I've come! I'm the same girl and yet not the same. I wonder if it's always like that? Folks keep growing from one person into another all their lives, and life is just a lot of everyday adventures. Well, whatever life is, I like it.”
Carol Ryrie Brink, Caddie Woodlawn

“It's a strange thing, but somehow we expect more of girls than of boys. It is the sisters and wives and mothers, you know, Caddie, who keep the world sweet and beautiful. What a rough world it would be if there were only men and boys in it, doing things in their rough way! A woman's task is to teach them gentleness and courtesy and love and kindness. It's a big task, too, Caddie--harder than cutting trees or building mills or damming rivers. It takes nerve and courage and patience, but good women have those things. They have them just as much as the men who build bridges and carve roads through the wilderness. A woman's work is something fine and noble to grow up to, and it is just as important as a man's.”
Carol Ryrie Brink, Caddie Woodlawn

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