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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903)

by Kate Douglas Wiggin

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Talkative, ten-year-old Rebecca goes to live with her spinster aunts, one harsh and demanding, the other soft and sentimental, with whom she spends seven difficult but rewarding years growing up.
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Rebecca Randall is the young girl at the center of this classic coming-of-age novel. Living on the idyllic Sunnybrook Farm with her six siblings and her widowed mother, she is sent at age nine to live with her two elderly aunts in Riverboro, Maine. In exchange for her help they will provide room and board, a suitable wardrobe and ensure she receives an education. Her mother hopes it will be “the making of Rebecca.” The novel follows Rebecca through young adulthood.

What a delight this classic is! Of course, I had seen the Shirley Temple movie several times when I was a child, but never read the book. While the novel is very different from Temple’s movie, Rebecca’s irrepressible character is the same. First published in 1903, it is set primarily in the late 19th century.

From the first introduction, as she boards the stagecoach as the lone passenger, Rebecca charms and entertains. She is ever curious, constantly moving, always exploring, and chattering away. She makes friends easily, whether it be with the elderly coach driver, or the girls and boys in her school. She makes mistakes and gets into mischief (what child doesn’t!), but she wins over even her irascible oldest aunt, Miranda.

I wish Wiggins had written a sequel; I sure would read more about Rebecca as a young woman. She’s every bit as engaging and interesting as Anne Shirley (of Green Gables) who was brought to life by L.M. Montgomery some five years after Rebecca Randall debuted. ( )
2 vote BookConcierge | Sep 12, 2018 |
A sweet story of a time gone by. We all need a dose of Rebecca's sunny outlook! 3.5 ( )
  melanieklo | Jul 25, 2018 |
I have not yet read this book.
  LynneQuan | Oct 16, 2017 |
This is just an adorable book about a sweet, outgoing, intelligent girl with a wonderful optimistic view of life and how she touches the lives of those she comes in contact with. Yes, it's very similar to Anne of Green Gables, Pollyanna, and Heidi. But if you love those girls, you'll also love Rebecca! ( )
  TerriS | Dec 20, 2016 |
I don't know where I got this book but I came across it while cleaning up and decided it needed to be read.

I was glad my version had a literary review of the story -- it gave me an idea of what I should look for, as well as what I was in for...

The first few chapters I really enjoyed ... and the last few chapters I couldn't careless about. This is another book I'm glad to be done with.

Adrianne ( )
  Adrianne_p | Oct 9, 2016 |
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Kate Douglas Wigginprimary authorall editionscalculated
Danziger, PaulaAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Goldsborough, JuneIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grose, Helen MasonIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harris, JulieReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Raver, LornaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Epigraph
Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair;
Like Twilight's, too, her dusky hair;
But all things else about her drawn
From May-time and the cheerful Dawn;
A dancing Shape, and Image gay,
To haunt, to startle, and way-lay.

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TO MY MOTHER
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The old stagecoach was rumbling along the dusty Maine road that runs from Maplehurst to Riverboro.
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Do not combine with the Shirley Temple edition.
This is the main work for Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Do not combine with any adaptation, abridgement, omnibus containing additional works, etc.

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Talkative, ten-year-old Rebecca goes to live with her spinster aunts, one harsh and demanding, the other soft and sentimental, with whom she spends seven difficult but rewarding years growing up.
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