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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm | Kate Douglas Wiggin
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When two unmarried aunts kindly agree to take in their poor relation, they find that young Rebecca Randall is more than they bargained for. The opinionated youngster is definitely a handful!
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TheKidUpstairs
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm | Kate Douglas Wiggin
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#OnThisDay in 1856 American author and child welfare advocate Kate Douglas Wiggin was born. Best known for writing the children's classic Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Wiggin devoted much of her life to bettering the lives of children. She and her sister Nora established the first free Kindergarten program in San Francisco in 1878 and the first training school for Kindergarten teachers. #HistoryGetsLIT

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wordslinger42
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The writing in this story is so pretty ?

"She was in time to hold Tom's hand through hours of pain; to show him for once the heart of a prim New England girl when it is ablaze with love and grief; to put her arms about him so that he could have a home to die in..."

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Q84
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm | Kate Douglas Wiggin
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TheAromaofBooks Oh I loved this one growing up!! It's due for a reread. 2y
TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 2y
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IndoorDame
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I spent the first quarter of this trying to decide if I‘d actually read this as a child, or if it‘s just uncannily similar to Anne of Green Gables. In the end I decided the later, though I suppose I could have seen part of a made for tv version of this one and gotten the title and a few key scenes stuck in my head... I got curious and looked it up, and it turns out the two were written and published within 5 years of each other.

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ravenlee
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm | Kate Douglas Wiggin
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Poor students, forbidden to read (or even browse) fiction! And they‘re so hungry for it.

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ravenlee
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm | Kate Douglas Wiggin
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It suffers by comparison to Anne of Green Gables, and certainly belongs in the same category with it and Pollyanna, but this is a pleasant read about a spirited and determined girl. I‘m curious as to sequels, because this story can‘t be done.

#3 for #middlegrademarch done.
@megnews @sblbooks

rubyslippersreads I haven‘t read it, but there‘s 3y
BookingitwithSandra Love that book and the Shirley Temple movie version! 3y
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ravenlee
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm | Kate Douglas Wiggin
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Current read. Not really drawing me in yet, at page 50/208. So far it reads like a younger Anne of Green Gables, so much that every time Rebecca‘s black hair is mentioned I have to adjust my mental image. I‘m going to keep trying, as I‘m tired from a long week and coming off a cold and it might just be me.

Tamra Such great cover folk art though! Very eye appealing. 3y
TheAromaofBooks I was thinking that I had read this one recently, but actually was thinking of Understood Betsy! Now I am wondering if I have ever actually read Rebecca?? I'll be interested to hear your thoughts. 3y
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BooksAtNight
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm | Kate Douglas Wiggin
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Mehso-so

Another childhood classic done! This reminded me so much of Anne of Green Gables (and I‘m not the first to draw the parallel). I did enjoy it and towards the end, the book differed enough from Anne that I could separate the two.

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GinEyre22
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm | Kate Douglas Wiggin
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Catching up on #fallintobooks : Day 18, sentimental

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aquanin
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm | Kate Douglas Wiggin
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I need more of Rebecca stories ans Mr A. Ladd!
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#rebeccaofsunnybrookfarm

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WeirdLibraryLady
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm | Kate Douglas Wiggin
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Wonderful book for young girls!

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erzascarletbookgasm
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm | Kate Douglas Wiggin
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Can't find any books with cover that depict 'hot', 'sunny' or 'summer'...this is the most 'sunny' I can get.
#17rainbowbooks #asunnybook @jess.how

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MeganAnn
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm | Kate Douglas Wiggin
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No shortage of books with #flowersoncovers here!
I have enough to make my own book garden 🌸💐🌺🌹#feistyfeb

EllieDottie That's a beautiful blanket!! 6y
MeganAnn @EllieDottie thank you! My grandmother made it for us for our wedding gift. 6y
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Kmmsellers
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm | Kate Douglas Wiggin
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I have lots of bookish memorabilia (I'm wearing a Ravenclaw sweatshirt now), but my favorite is my bookish tattoo. This pic was taken several years ago right after it was finished. The Latin translates, "I adore and implore thee to liberate me." The penny farthing, a symbol of the New Woman's freedom and mobility. #Riotgrams

JoeStalksBeck ❤❤❤❤ 6y
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MrBook
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm | Kate Douglas Wiggin
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#TBRtemptation post! The library has received a new edition of this timeless children's classic! I haven't read this yet, but I've seen the Shirley Temple movie. 10-year old Rebecca visits small-town Maine and her prim aunts, bringing energy and charm with her. Think Pollyanna. This book received high praise from Jack London to Mark Twain. Wiggins' tale was considered bold for her day with such an exciting heroine. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Kmmsellers I love this book! I wrote a chapter of my graduate thesis about it. 😊 Enjoy! 6y
MrBook Oooh! Graduate thesis. What was it on? 6y
JSW One of my childhood faves. 6y
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MeganAnn I loved this book as a child and read it so many times growing up!! ❤️👏🏻☀️ 6y
kspenmoll Read this as a child & watched Shirley Temple movie! Fond memories.😊 6y
MrBook @JSW 😎👏🏻🙌🏻!! @MeganAnn 😁👏🏻👏🏻!! @kspenmoll 😁👏🏻👏🏻!! 6y
BookBabe I want to read this and see the movie! 😃👍🏻 6y
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rubyslippersreads
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm | Kate Douglas Wiggin
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Shirley Temple made a career out of portraying literary #childprotagonists. 😄 #photoadaynov16

merelybookish Cool! I've always wanted to read Susannah of the Mounties! 6y
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LauraBeth
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm | Kate Douglas Wiggin
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Heard this today while standing in this spot: "My deddy always tol' me to follow a star and it'd set me in a straight line." Can a Southern author incorporate that line into their next book?

Leniverse 😆 6y
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