Rebecca Caudill

Rebecca Caudill

Born on February 2, 1899, in Harlan County, Kentucky, Rebecca Caudill was an award-winning children's author. Both of her parents, George and Susan, were teachers. Graduating from Wesleyan College in Macon Georgia in 1920, Rebecca received her masters degree from Vanderbilt University in 1922.

From 1920-21, Ms. Caudill taught history and English at Sumner County High School, in Portland, Tennessee. Later, she taught English at Collegio Bennett, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for two years. She also worked as an editor in Nashville, Tennessee, for Methodist Publishing House. She married James Ayers in 1931, with whom she had two children.

Caudill and her family lived in Urbana, Illinois, where she was active in her community. She published her first children's book in 1943, entitled Barrie and Daughter. It was chosen as a Junior Literary Guild Selection. She eventually published 18 books for children, one book of children's verse, and three other titles which include My Appalachia: A Reminiscence. Her books are remembered for their authentic characters and settings, and for the way they evoke the lives of pioneers during the eighteenth-and nineteenth-century in America.

She received many awards and honors for her work. Her book Tree of Freedom, was a runner-up for the Newbery Medal in 1950. A Pocket Full of Crickets, illustrated by Evaline Ness, was named a Caldecott Medal Honor Book. Rebecca Caudill's novels reflect her Appalachia background, which inspired her writing.

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Best-Loved Doll
by Rebecca Caudill
from Henry Holt and Company
Personification Stories for
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$11.04
Fairchild Family Series
by Rebecca Caudill
from Bethlehem Books
for 5th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
Happy Little Family
Fairchild Family Series #1
by Rebecca Caudill
from Bethlehem Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
Pocketful of Cricket
by Rebecca Caudill
from Henry Holt and Company
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
1965 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Schoolhouse in the Woods
Fairchild Family Series #2
by Rebecca Caudill
from Bethlehem Books
Realistic Fiction for Kindergarten and Up!
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$11.01
Schoolroom in the Parlor
Fairchild Family Series #4
by Rebecca Caudill
from Bethlehem Books
Realistic Fiction for Kindergarten and Up!
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$11.01
Tree of Freedom
by Rebecca Caudill
PF from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
1950 Newbery Honor Book
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$2.55 (1 in stock)
Up and Down the River
Fairchild Family Series #3
by Rebecca Caudill
from Bethlehem Books
Realistic Fiction for Kindergarten and Up!
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$11.01