Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

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by Kate Wiggin
     
 

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Kate Douglas Wiggin's beloved classic of children's literature was an immediate bestseller when it was first published in 1903. The author spent part of her childhood in rural Maine, where she sets the book. The optimistic and spirited main character, Rebecca Rowena Randall is sent to live with her two strict and dour aunts in the fictional town of Riverboro, Maine

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Kate Douglas Wiggin's beloved classic of children's literature was an immediate bestseller when it was first published in 1903. The author spent part of her childhood in rural Maine, where she sets the book. The optimistic and spirited main character, Rebecca Rowena Randall is sent to live with her two strict and dour aunts in the fictional town of Riverboro, Maine. Though she is, according to her aunts, more like her shiftless father than her accomplished mother, Rebecca's joy of life, in the end, inspires them. The enormously popular story was adapted for a Broadway play in 1907, and was made into several films, including a 1938 version starring Shirley Temple.

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Publishers Weekly
Another title celebrating a century marker, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin, appears with new illustrations by Barbara McClintock. Her signature artwork with its period details, which appears as full-color plates throughout, seems particularly well suited to this cheery heroine. The illustrations impart a cozy, familiar feel to a long-ago world, and reveals a lively, generous spirit in the heroine who leaves her home to live with her two elderly aunts. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Rebecca is an unforgettable character. Rebecca is someone you want to get to know, and hate to leave at the end of the book. Young girls will enjoy reading about her adventures as well as her humorous and extroverted personality. This story is 100 years old, but readers can still connect to it today. Her story is set in the late 1800's. Rebecca leaves her home at Sunnybrook farm to live with her two older aunts. Although it is difficult at times, Rebecca tries desperately to fit in at the brick house. This story tells of her efforts. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this story, Houghton Mifflin has reissued this classic novel. It includes a special introduction by Patricia Reilly Giff and beautiful illustrations by Barbara McClintock. 2003 (orig. 1903), Houghton Mifflin Company, Ages 10 to 14.
—Louise Parsons

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ISBN-13:
9781429040877
Publisher:
Applewood Books
Publication date:
01/01/1970
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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