Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

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The Floating Press, Oct 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 340 pages
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Whether you're a first-time reader of the novel or someone returning to an old childhood favorite, you'll love the optimism and charm that Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm epitomizes. Faced with a seemingly insurmountable array of trials and tribulations, the endlessly cheery title character confronts them all -- and ultimately triumphs -- with nothing more than a smile and relentless good will. Introduce it to a special child in your life, or re-read it whenever you need an uplifting dose of perspective.
 

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

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Growing up on the Shirley Temple version of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm I wanted to read the book. I am very happy that Rebecca did not land up in Hollywood. This is a Pollyanna like story sweet. Read full review

Contents

I We Are Seven
6
II Rebeccas Relations
26
III A Difference in Hearts
33
IV Rebeccas Point of View
46
V Wisdoms Ways
53
VI Sunshine in a Shady Place
68
VII Riverboro Secrets
78
VIII Color of Rose
88
XVII Gray Days and Gold
181
XVIII Rebecca Represents the Family
190
XIX Deacon Israels Successor
201
XX A Change of Heart
211
XXI The Sky Line Widens
222
XXII Clover Blossoms and Sunflowers
236
XXIII The Hill Difficulty
251
XXIV Aladdin Rubs His Lamp
259

IX Ashes of Roses
95
X Rainbow Bridges
105
XI The Stirring of the Powers
115
XII See the Pale Martyr
125
XIII SnowWhite RoseRed
139
XIV Mr Aladdin
147
XV The Banquet Lamp
158
XVI Seasons of Growth
169
XXV Roses of Joy
270
XXVI Over the Teacups
284
XXVII The Vision Splendid
294
XXVIII Th Inevitable Yoke
304
XXIX Mother and Daughter
318
XXX GoodBy Sunnybrook
326
XXXI Aunt Mirandas Apology
334
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Kate Douglas Wiggin was born Sept. 28, 1856, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wiggin attended a district school in Philadelphia and for short periods the Gorham Female Seminary in Maine, the Morison Academy in Maryland, and the Abbott Academy in Massachusetts. In 1873 she moved with her family to California. In San Francisco, in 1877, after the death of her stepfather, Kate became involved in the "free kindergarten" movement after attending a kindergarten training class at the Pacific Model Training School for Kindergartners. She opened the first free kindergarten in California, Silver Street Free Kindergarten, and worked there until the late 1880's. Wiggin organized the first free kindergartens on the Pacific coast in 1878 and with her sister established a training school for kindergarten teachers. Kate wrote and privately published her first book, The Birds' Christmas Carol, in order to raise money for her school in San Francisco. The book helped Kate begin her career in publishing, translation, and travel. As part of her teaching career she wrote The Story of Patsy, published in 1883. The most popular among her many later works for children were The Birds┐ Christmas Carol published in 1887, Timothy┐s Quest published in 1890, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm published in 1903, and Mother Carey┐s Chickens published in 1911. Wiggin is best known for Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm which was later made into a film starring Shirley Temple. Other works include The Diary of a Goose Girl, Rose O' the River, The Flag-Raising, The Old Peabody Pew, and books of the Penelope series, including Penelope's English Experiences, Penelope's Experiences in Scotland, Penelope's Irish Experiences, and Penelope's Postscripts. In 1904, Bowdoin College presented Wiggin with an honorary degree, only the second such degree the College had ever granted to a woman. Kate Wiggin died on August 24th, 1923 at Harrow, Middlesex, England.

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