The Randall family has seven children and not nearly enough money to care for all of them, so eleven-year-old Rebecca is sent away from her beloved Sunnybrook Farm to live with her elderly, wealthy aunts to be educated. Unfortunately, the aunts were expecting her older sister, a quiet, hard-working girl. Instead, they find Rebecca, a spirited handful, bright-eyed, independent and talkative. Can she win over her dour, overly-strict aunts with her lively and creative ways? Join us for an all-time favorite classic and find out.
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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. Rebecca's lively and enthusiastic nature eventually win over all doubters, but not before she nearly turns the town of Riverboro topsy-turvy.Review:
Author Jack London wrote Kate Douglas Wiggin a letter about her classic Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm from the headquarters of the First Japanese Army in Manchuria in 1904: "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?" Mark Twain called Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm "beautiful and warm and satisfying".
Who is this beguiling creature? The irrepressible 10-year-old Rebecca Rowena Randall burst into the world of children's book characters (and her new life in Maine) in 1903 when storybook girls were gentle and proper. A "bird of a very different feather", she had "a small, plain face illuminated by a pair of eyes carrying such messages, such suggestions, such hints of sleeping power and insight, that one never tired of looking into their shining depths." Soon enough, she wins over her prim Aunt Miranda, the whole town and thousands of readers everywhere with her energetic, indomitable spirit. This beautiful trade edition features the artwork of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm's original illustrator Helen Mason Grose, with 6 full-colour plates and 32 pen-and-ink drawings. (Ages 9 and older)
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