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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin, Fiction, Historical, United States, People & Places, Readers - Chapter Books
by Kate Douglas Wiggin


Overview - Kate Douglas Wiggin started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten). With her sister during the 1880s, she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers. Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labor.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Kate Douglas Wiggin started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten). With her sister during the 1880s, she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers. Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labor. Kate Douglas Wiggin tells the story of Rebecca Rowena Randall and her two stern aunts in the fictional village of Riverboro, Maine. Rebecca's joy for life inspires her aunts, but she faces many trials in her young life, gaining wisdom and understanding. Shirley Temple did a lot to make Rebecca famous when she won the world's heart in the movie we all remember. But the story is more than Temple, the film, or our memory of it: this is the tale of the little showgirl who, sent to the country to live with prim and proper relatives, is forbidden to do anything, well, showy. But Rebecca has other ideas, of course, and you know she'll win over the hearts and minds of everyone who'll see her show. . . . Certainly she won over Jack London. In 1904 he wrote to Wiggin herself: "May I thank you for Rebecca. . . ? I would have quested the wide world over to make her mine, only I was born too long ago and she was born but yesterday.... Why could she not have been my daughter? Why couldn't it have been I who bought the three hundred cakes of soap? Why, O, why?" And Mark Twain, too: he described Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm as "beautiful and warm and satisfying."


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  • ISBN-13: 9781598183603
  • ISBN-10: 1598183605
  • Publisher: Aegypan
  • Publish Date: July 2006
  • Page Count: 184
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-12


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Classics
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - United States - 19th Century
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Multigenerational

 
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