Caroline Ingalls (LIttle House on the Prairie) Caroline Ingalls is the mother of Laura Ingalls Wilder, who fictionalized her family in the series of books she wrote about growing up in the 19th century Midwest, epitomized by "Little House On the Prairie." Very popular in its time and afterward as an inspirational story for children, the series became hugely popular after it was adapted for television in the 1970’s, starring Karen Grassle as Caroline, along with Michael Landon as Charles and Melissa Gilbert as Laura. People everywhere then and today warmed to the strong family bonds depicted. Caroline (“Ma”) is always shown as supportive, wise and loving, as both a wife and a mother, engaged in a never-ending struggle to raise little ladies in the pioneer Midwest.
Caroline Meeber (Sister Carrie) Caroline Meeber is the title character of Theodore Dreiser’s great novel of realism, "Sister Carrie," published in 1900. Young “Sister Carrie” is a humble but aspiring Midwest girl who comes to the big city, Chicago, to seek a better life. At first, living with her sister and her sister’s husband in a dreary flat and toiling at a shoe factory, she sticks to the straight and narrow path she has been raised to respect, but it doesn’t take much to turn her eye to the larger, luxurious world afforded her by the first of her illicit lovers, Drouet. Although she struggles with the implications of her new life, fur muffs and sirloin steaks ease her pain considerably. It is not long before she “graduates” to another lover, the hapless George Hurstwood, who leaves his wife and family, embezzles money, loses his job and ultimately becomes a virtual derelict in the service of Carrie. Our heroine, in the meantime, appalled by his spiraling fortunes, turns to the New York theater, gradually making a name for herself. She leaves Hurstwood and in her farewell note she gives him twenty dollars. A shocking character for her time, Sister Carrie is a woman who defies social convention in the name of personal comfort and then makes it on her own when the men in her life fail her. She does not suffer a damning downfall as a result of her perdition, but she is perhaps somewhat morally empty at the end of the day.
Caroline - a song by Big Head Todd & the Monsters
Caroline - a song by David Gray
Caroline - a song by Fleetwood Mac
Caroline - a song by Harry Chapin
Caroline - a song by Jefferson Starship
Caroline (Are You Ready for the Outlaw World) - a song by Steppenwolf
Caroline I See You - a song by James Taylor
Caroline Says Part I - a song by Lou Reed
Caroline Says Part II - a song by Lou Reed
Caroline, No - a song by The Beach Boys
Goodbye Caroline - a song by Aimee Mann
His Daughter Caroline - a song by Chuck Berry
Oh Caroline - a song by Cheap Trick
Sweet Caroline - a song by Elvis Presley
Sweet Caroline - a song by Neil Diamond
A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children (Caroline Kennedy) - A collection of carefully selected poem by the former First Child, Caroline Kennedy. Included are some wonderful poems all parents should introduce to their children, such as Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snow Evening," a piece of Whitman's "Song of the Open Road," Sandburg's "Buffalo Dusk." Certainly some of those oldies, such as Ogden Nash's "The People Upstairs," have a rambunctious child appeal, and animal lovers will be glad to see cats and dogs represented in poems such as Dylan Thomas' "The Song of the Mischievous Dog." Recommended for ages 4-8.
Caroline and Rebecca (Alyssa Pierce) - Caroline and Rebecca: Rebecca Gets into Trouble” is the poetic story of two little girls and how they handle temptation to break the rules. If playing at the park is so much fun, then why can't Rebecca play alone after dark? Recommended for ages 4-8.
Caroline the Princess Paper Doll (Robbie Stillerman) - Dress one large, easy-to-cut-out paper doll in four elegant gowns, including a high-necked dress from the late-Victorian era, medieval attire with wide-cuffed sleeves, and two other costumes accompanied by period headpieces and elaborate wigs. An engaging collection that's perfect for every little girl who's ever dreamed of becoming a princess. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Little House in Brookfield (Maria Wilkes) - She's known best as Caroline Ingalls, Laura's Ma, in the classic Little House books. Now travel back in time to the 1840's to the bustling pioneer town of Brookfield, Wisconsin. Caroline, who is just five, lives in a comfortable frame house with her mother, her grandmother, and her five brothers and sisters. Her father was lost at sea the year before, and the family is learning to adjust to life on their own. Caroline knows she must do everything she can to help the little family through this trying time. Little House in Brookfield marks the launch of an on-going series about the adventures of Caroline Quiner, who would grow up to be Ma Ingalls in the Little House books. Written in the classic tradition of the Little House and the Rocky Ridge books, and based on diaries, letters, and other historical papers, these books offer a glimpse into America's adventurous past, as seen through the eyes of another girl from America's beloved frontier family. At least six books in this series. Recommended for ages 8-12.
Famous People Named Caroline - Caroline of Brunswick (Queen consort of George IV); Caroline Bonaparte (Napoleon’s sister); Caroline, Princess of Hanover (royalty); Caroline D' Amore (model/actress); Caroline Graham (author); Caroline Kennedy (daughter of JFK); Lady Caroline Lamb (mistress of Lord Byron); Caroline Rhea (actress/comic); Caroline Trentini (model); Caroline Winberg (model); Caroline Harrison (U.S. First Lady); Caroline Aaron (actress); Caroline Corr (Irish musician)
Famous People who Named their Daughter Caroline - Brian Mulroney (Prime Minister of Canada); Darius Rucker (musician); Grace Kelly (royalty); Jean-Jacques Goldman (singer/songwriter); John F. Kennedy (U.S. President); Katie Couric (news anchor); P.T. Barnum (circus man); Rudy Giuliani (mayor of NYC); Jackie Kennedy Onassis (U.S. First Lady)
Caroline of Brunswick (17 May 1768 - 7 Aug 1821) - Born in Germany as Princess of Brunswick, Caroline was betrothed to the eldest son of England’s King George III and heir apparent to the British throne, George, Prince of Wales. At the time of their engagement, they had not met. When the day came, they were both sorely disappointed - he with her lack of decorum and tact, she with his fat appearance. Despite their general revulsion for one another, Caroline bore George a daughter (Princess Charlotte of Wales) nine months after their wedding. Shortly thereafter, the pair separated, and George spitefully restricted Caroline’s access to her daughter. Trapped in a loveless marriage, and about to ascend to the throne, George tried his best to discredit his soon-to-be Queen consort. She was exiled to Italy with an annual allowance of 35,000 pounds, but she returned to assert her position as Queen consort when George became king. Yet King George IV had a trick up his sleeve; he introduced the “Pains and Penalties Bill” into Parliament in an effort to prove her adultery and be granted a legitimate divorce on those grounds. Only George had a problem. The English public loved Caroline more than him and they had no intention of seeing her wronged. Caroline was the first “People’s Princess” long before Princess Diana came onto the scene, and beloved in the same way. Queen consort Caroline became the figurehead of a growing opposition that demanded political reform in England. Unfortunately she would die too soon for history to see how this might have played out. Knowing death was imminent; Caroline got her affairs in order, wrote out her will and planned her own funeral wherein she requested that her tombstone read: “Here lies Caroline, the Injured Queen of England."