Mass Market Paperbound
288 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 0.66 in
June 15, 1999
Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0812565908
ISBN - 13: 9780812565904
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook FarmChapter 1"We Are Seven"The old stagecoach was rumbling along the dusty road that runs from Maplewood to Riverboro. The day was as warm as midsummer, though it was only the middle of May, and Mr. Jeremiah Cobb was favoring the horses as much as possible, yet never losing sight of the fact that he carried the mail. The hills were many, and the reins lay loosely in his hands as he lolled back in his seat and extended one foot and leg luxuriously over the dashboard. His brimmed hat of worn felt was well pulled over his eyes, and he revolved a quid of tobacco in his left cheek.There was one passenger in the coach--a small dark-haired person in a glossy buff calico dress. She was so slender and so stiffly starched that she slid from space to space on the leather cushions, though she braced herself against the middle seat with her feet and extended her cotton-gloved hands on each side, in order to maintain some sort of balance. Whenever the wheels sank farther than usual into a rut or jolted suddenly over a stone, she bounded involuntarily into the air, came down again,pushed back her funny little straw hat, and picked up or settled more firmly a small pink sunshade, which seemed to be her chief responsibility--unless we except a bead purse, into which she looked whenever the condition of the roads would permit, finding great apparent satisfaction in that its precious contents neither disappeared nor grew less. Mr. Cobb guessed nothing of these harassing d
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This edition of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Nancy Springer.
Poor Aunt Miranda and Aunt Jane. When they kindly agreed to take in the ten-year old daughter of a poor relation they never expected...Rebecca. Irrepressible and opinionated, Rebecca bursts into town like a bull in a china shop. The aunts do their best to turn Rebecca into a proper lady, but it may be easier to tame a wild horse! Rebecca has a mind very much her own and she has a real talent for mischief. She practically turns the sleepy town of Riverboro upside down. And happily, no one would have it any other way.
One thing about Rebecca: whenever and wherever she turns up, adventure is sure to follow.
About the Author
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
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Aunt Miranda and Aunt Jane never expected the fireball they got when Rebecca moved in with them. Opinionated and irrepressible, Rebecca practically turns the sleepy town upside down with her mischievous antics. While her aunts try to turn her into a proper little lady, Rebecca charges around town getting into endless trouble in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.