Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

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by Kate Douglas Wiggin
     
 

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One of the most beautiful studies of childhood--Rebecca's artistic, unusual and quaintly charming qualities stand cut midst a circle of austere New Englanders. The stage version is making a phenomenal dramatic record.

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One of the most beautiful studies of childhood--Rebecca's artistic, unusual and quaintly charming qualities stand cut midst a circle of austere New Englanders. The stage version is making a phenomenal dramatic record.

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ISBN-13:
2940012701121
Publisher:
qasim idrees
Publication date:
01/16/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
167 KB

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Classic Starts Series) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great story about a determined girl who is determined to have success. A great picture of the time period too. You must read it, It's worth your time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm is a wonderful story for young women. It goes through the life of Rebecca Randall, a girl around the age of 11. She is sent to live with her aunts, and the book tells all of her adventures. And it has wonderful filling end! You will not be disapponted! If your buying this for your daughter, grandaughter or yourself, indeed, this is a must read!
Bekah Polen More than 1 year ago
Best book ever! Everyone should read this book you cant put it down. Not a waste of time for sure. Kat Douglas wiggin thank you for writing this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This incredible tale is for all the ages. I read this novel when I was a little girl & I still keep on reading it. I fell inlove with Rebecca's character and the period setting of the story. It all fit together perfectly. I also loved how determind and positive Rebecca's attitude throught out the book. No matter what she just never lost her ability to love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rebbeca is an outstanding girl who tries very hard at things. She is very incouraging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for any age! Lovely book to read. Over all great book to lift you up. Wonderfully writen. But kind of long to read. Other wise great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book. Should i buy it???????????????
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
Rebecca, like Eleanor Porter's Pollyanna, suffers from the misconception that she promotes a "happy go lucky, whistling in the dark, rosy tinted glasses" view of life. Nothing could be further from the truth. Set in the state of Maine, probably around the turn of the twentieth century or just before, the book chronicles a young woman's coming of age and ultimate triumph in spite of many trials and tribulations. Rebecca's mother Aurelia had married what most people in Riverboro considered the town ne'er-do-well. The disdain that the couple felt finally forced him to move away to Temperance where he bought a farm and finally died, but not until he had left his wife with seven children. As the book opens, ten-year-old Rebecca Randall is traveling from Temperance through Maplewood back to Riverboro to stay with her mother's two maiden sisters, Aunt Miranda and Aunt Jane. They had originally asked for her older sister Hannah to help them, but Aurelia needed Hannah's help with the younger children, so she sent Rebecca instead. Miranda is somewhat harsh while Jane is more understanding. Rebecca gets into her share of trouble, usually not intentional and often as a result of her "different" way of looking at things, but she also tries hard to do her best. The sisters scrimp to send her to school and she makes a lot of friends along the way. However, the news from back home is not good as one brother dies, the crops fail, the family cannot come up with money to pay the mortgage, and finally her mother falls while putting up hay in the barn and is seriously injured. So, Rebecca is torn about making plans for her own future, taking care of her failing Aunt Miranda, and now worrying about her mother and siblings. She has to make some hard choices. How can everything turn out all right? Yes, there is some sadness, especially at the end, but there is also hope because Rebecca always seeks to do what is right. The quaint writing style and vocabulary of a former time may make the reading a little difficult for some children today, and Mrs. Wiggin's sense of humor may be lost on a lot of people, but there is nothing objectionable in the book, and it is a charming insight into the way of life from a previous age. It would probably best be appreciated by girls, but I read it aloud to our son Jeremy (then age 11) and he thought that it was great. As the back cover of my edition notes, "This charming story of the good-natured, but never goody-goody Rebecca has delighted generations of children on both sides of the Atlantic." Mrs. Wiggin did write a sequel, The New Chronicles of Rebecca, in 1907. A distant cousin of Mrs. Wiggin's husband, Eric Wiggin, is a name that is known to some in the homeschool community. A minister, public and private school teacher, and college English professor, he edited the Harvey's Grammars and provided the answer keys for these books republished by Mott Media for their Classic Curriculum that is used by many homeschoolers, and he also wrote a series of six books "Hannah's Island" about a homeschool family who lives in Maine (and uses the McGuffey Readers also republished by Mott Media and used by many homeschoolers today, including us), as well as The Gift of Grandparenting for Focus on the Family, another series of three books "Maggie's World," and a book about Rebecca's further life, Rebecca Returns to Sunnybrook.
Anonymous 5 days ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A favorite from childhood
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rabbitstar. Tom. Leader. White pelt. Yellow eyes. Mate:died. Crush:none. Kits: Whitekit Deerkit Leafkit Foxkit and Sadly i forgot the other one's name. Sootfur. Shecat. Deputy. Light grey with black splotches. Yellow eyes. Mate:none. Crush vnone. Kits:none. Sorralpaw. Tom. Apprentice. Brown pelt. Light blue eyes. Mate:none. Crush:none. Kits:none. Whitekit. Shekit. Kit. White pelt. Dark blue eyes. Mate/crush/kits: none. Deerkit. Shekit. Kit. Brown pelt. Brown eyes. Mate/crush/kits: none. Leafkit. Shekit. Kit. Golden pelt. Green eyes. Mate/crush/kits: none. Foxkit. Tom. Kit. Red with white tipped tail. Blue eyes. Mate/crush/kits: none.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't care for this book. Seemed to be filled with description after description and rambling from one character to another.
minesayn More than 1 year ago
This is the 1903 classic tale of Rebecca who goes to live with her maiden aunts, righteous Miranda and sweet Jane, in the little brick house. Rebecca makes friends, young and old, and is irrepressible in her lust for education and life (in general). The language is rich and even erudite, and worth the read to see just how books used to be written without all the cliches seen today.
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Lacking romance but still a bit hit
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I think this is a wonderful book
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Dont listen to the other reviews because this is an absoloutly awesome book! Once you read one page, you will be hooked. Highly reccomrnd this book.
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