Yes, we talk about world views, and our books are not all rainbows and sunshine (I mean, what would Prince Caspian be without King Miraz?). But I have always kept my eyes out for lead characters that I would actually want in my house if they were real people.
This has been challenging, girl-wise. But Caddie, dear, awesome Caddie! Not only was she a real person, but she was an adventurous tomboy who did her share of the chores without complaint. She loves exploring, is best buds with two of her brothers, and has a good relationship with her parents. She isn't perfect, though, and there are some practical jokes and you also see her temper at times (though it is well-warrented).
In the midst of all this, she learns to see her tattle-taling little sister with compassion and chooses to seek a better relationship with her. And when her papa comes to her and tells her what he thinks a real lady is, well, let's just say that Mr. Woodlawn would be very welcome in our home too.
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