I'm quite disappointed that this book is a J (juvenile, children's chapter book) instead of a Middle-grade, which the original Little House on the Prairie series was. It's too short, too basic, not enough descriptions and just left me generally wanting more. You get the gist of what Caroline's life was like in the mid 1840's in Wisconsin, but that's really all. There's a taste of winter. A taste of what the town was like. A tiny clue about church and school. It feels like the author didn't do a whole lot of research besides the bare-bones basics.
That being said, for what it is, it's a fast read, and entertaining, and feels a bit like the Little House series. I'd recommend it for an elementary school aged child who's interested in life in 1800's America.