Kate Douglas Wiggin
- Title: Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
- Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin
- ISBN: 9781407629506
- Page: 174
- Format: Paperback
She s the kind of girl everyone wants for a friend.When Rebecca Randall goes to live with her aunts in Riverboro, she doesn t know what to expect Rebecca has six brothers and sisters back home at Sunnybrook Farm Aunt Jane and Aunt Miranda live all alone They aren t used to having young people around, but Rebecca s mother has very little money, and the aunts offer to helShe s the kind of girl everyone wants for a friend.When Rebecca Randall goes to live with her aunts in Riverboro, she doesn t know what to expect Rebecca has six brothers and sisters back home at Sunnybrook Farm Aunt Jane and Aunt Miranda live all alone They aren t used to having young people around, but Rebecca s mother has very little money, and the aunts offer to help out by having Rebecca come live with them.Aunt Jane and Aunt Miranda are constantly surprised by Rebecca It seems that she s always into mischief whether selling soap door to door to raise money or wearing her pink dress without permission Even as she grows up she never stops being herself Throughout all her adventures, Rebecca is a girl full of surprises.
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vs While reading this book I was surprized to find how similar it is to Anne of Green Gables. Well, Rebecca came first. Damn. In many ways it is the better book, but Anne is less preachy. This article compares the two books at length, and that comparison reveals much regarding the differences between American and Canadian culture. canadianicon/table-of-cont"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm opens with eleven-year-old Rebecca Rowena Randall’s journey by stagecoach from her family’s farm to her aunts [...]
I found Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm similar in many ways to Anne of Green Gables. Rebecca's story was written 5 years earlier than Anne's, but it doesn't appear that Lucy Maud Montgomery was influenced by Wiggin's novel. Rebecca's is a inspiring story, not quite on the level of Anne's though. But it's a cute story with a feel good ending.
What a weird little book. It was written 5 years before Anne of Green Gables and they are somewhat similar in theme, but Anne of Green Gables is about 10 times better. The writing here is inconsistent, dialogue is contrived and the characters lack depth. Not to mention Rebecca's "love interest," the 30-year-old Alan Ladd, who appears to fall for her at the age of 11 and pursues her in a way that gave me the creeps.
Rebecca's Ten Life Enriching Lessons for Grownups:I normally read children's books during Christmastime. Not only to catch up with my Reading Challenge (I am behind by 10 books as of this writing), but also, most of children's books have life lessons that can be good reminders for the coming year. New Year always means new beginning, new hope Do you remember when you were still in school and after reading a story in class, the teacher asked you what was the lessons you learned from it? So, in th [...]
My first encounter with this book was as a grade-school student back in the early 60s; I'd read Wiggins' short story collection spin-off, New Chronicles of Rebecca, first (not sure why, now!), and that whetted my appetite to get Rebecca's whole story. The 1995 (approximately) date is for the second reading, when I shared it with my wife as an out-loud read; and she loved it as much as I do. Lately, I've been doing reviews of some of the classics I've read, and was inspired to pick this one by th [...]
If I were teaching a literature class, I would definitely use this book to compare the early American society that existed over 100 years ago to today's American society. I first read this book as a child in the early 1970s. At that time I enjoyed literature filled with wholesome views of life, family, and hope. A few months ago, the title of this book came up in a trivia game I was playing, and I thought I would love to reread the story to relive the happiness I felt while reading it as a child [...]
One of my favourite childhood stories & i enjoyed rereading it so much!
The book is overall a weaker version of Anne of Green Gables. It opens strongly and has several memorable episodes in it involving the young Rebecca. The areas with the pink parasol are particularly good and true to life. Some of Rebecca's classmates at school are also interesting, and several pieces of dialogue are hilarious.ButThe book suffers from an awkward romantic sub-plot involving Rebecca and a man old enough to be her dad. He's nice in himself, but flatly too old for Rebecca. Rebecca he [...]
Recommended by my friend Meredith after I explained by love obsession with Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy series. This was one of those books I was always vaguely aware of, but never quite got to reading.There was definitely a bit of Betsy in Rebecca with her love of writing, otherwise their stories are quite different - Rebecca is sent to live with her two maiden aunts when there are just too many children and too little money at her widowed mother's home. Rebecca charms many in her new town a [...]
**NOTE! This is not the exact version I read, so things may be different than what I say. didn't have the edition I own and I was too lazy didn't feel like adding my edition. :)**This was an absolutely amazing book! I have read the Great Illustrated Classics version of this book, but this was so much better than it! It included many scenes that the other one did not have, and THE WRITING BACK THEN!!! SO FLOWERY AND DESCRIPTIVE!!! I adored it. :) <3 The one problem that I did have was that so [...]
I loved this! There are striking similarities to Anne of Green Gables, although this was published 5 years earlier; and to Pollyanna, which was published 10 years after this. So although Rebecca isn't quite as well known, she came before Anne or Pollyanna! I recommend this to fans of either of those books or to anyone who wants to read a classic, wholesome story about an intelligent, imaginative young girl who makes the best of what life hands her.I was a bit disappointed with the ending. Do we [...]
During this first time reading Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, I found it very difficult to enjoy it on its own merit and to give it my undivided attention. If you are a Canadian girl worth her salt - you will have grown up reading Anne of Green Gables, which holds an iconic status in Canada. If you then read Rebecca, which was published 5 years earlier than Anne of Green Gables, you will then be dumbfounded by the similarities. And so you can appreciate, that I read this book while constantly think [...]
My copy of this book is the "Shirly Temple Edition." My mom gave it to her youngest sister in 1953, and then my aunt gave it to me in 1978.Rebecca is a plucky heroine who goes to live with her maiden aunts. She is intelligent and imaginative, much to the chagrin of Aunt Miranda, who has definite ideas about children and their place in the world.This is another of those books where to domestic details fascinate me. My favorite chapters were always the one about Rebecca and her pink dress, the hos [...]
An engaging read, but Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm comes in a distant second compared to Anne of Green Gables. As I was reading, there were numerous occassions I encountered distinct simlarities between the two characters. In each case I favored Anne over Rebecca.One of the reasons I found myself preferring Anne is a result of her friendship with Diana vs. Rebecca's friendship with Emma Jane. When the Rebecca character became "bosom friends" with Emma Jane it wasn't out of any real wish to, but ra [...]
Second reading - September 2016First reading - June 2015This has to be one of the most endearing girl classics that I have read. It is a such a deft blend of humor, sentimentality and serious character study. Fans of Anne of Green Gables, Daddy Long Legs, Caddie Woodlawn, Understood Betsy, Pollyanna and Eight Cousins will find this to be a satifying, enobling and enriching read. I laughed out loud, pondered and cried.
It had looked into another heart, felt it beat and heard it sigh, and that is how all hearts grow. This was simply wonderful. I've heard of this book for years, but never read it because a) I didn't think it would be very good, and b) I thought it was a rip-off Anne of Green Gables. I was wrong on both accounts, and I'm so glad for it. Five years and an entire country separate this book and the release of Anne, and to be honest I might prefer this one (blasphemous, I know). The plot is one that' [...]
This is one of my favourites from my childhood and simple and charming novel. I reread it by chance recently and found it appealing just the same. The protagonist, Rebecca Randall is not so much different in her unforgettable personality comparing to Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables) or Emily Starr (Emily of New Moon) but in Rebecca's tale, her growth emotionally and physically, takes place in a single novel and she is a unique among others. Imaginative, unconventional, and sometimes irrespons [...]
The "What's the Name of that Book" group on helped reunite me with this book. I must have read this when I was about 11 or 12. Now that I am reading the GR reviews, I believe this book played a big role in shaping my idea of the kind of teenager and/or young woman I was supposed to grow up to be. Seems I was always trying to be cheerful, studious, gregarious, and free-spirited. I can't wait to re-read this and re-connect to that childhood that feels so long ago, when my future had not yet been [...]
I was repeatedly irked by the frequent reminders from the author about how much better Rebecca was than all the other children. More interesting, smarter, livelier, etc. What an annoying girl to grow up with! Count me as unimpressed.
Dear, sweet, impossibly perfect Rebecca: Your soulful optimism and flowery prose blew a fresh breeze across my grim-of-late reading list. I very much enjoyed making your acquaintance, though Anne-girl will always be my bosom friend.
Of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, written by Kate Douglas Wiggin and published in 1903, I wrote in my book journal, “This is a dear little book. It moves quickly, and the only reason it’s taking me so long to read is that I’m reading only a little at a time.” In many ways it was similar to other girls’ coming-of-age books like Anne of Green Gables–Anne of Avonlea, Emily of New Moon, and An Old-Fashioned Girl. But Rebecca stood out as a distinct person: she is as imaginative, positive, a [...]
This book was just what I needed; it was sweet and sentimental, and took me back to easier times. It reminded me of a cross between Anne of Green Gables and Daddy-Long-Legs. Rebecca Randall, the 2nd of 7 children, is sent from her impoverished family farm to live with her two spinster aunts, one who is sweet and one who is hard. Rebecca has "pluck"--she has imagination, wit, courage, a strong moral code and a general joie de vivre that impacts all those around her (even that hard old Aunt of her [...]
It was with a great deal of dismay that I realized my beloved Anne of Green Gables must have been patterned, at least in part, after this book. I suppose I had enjoyed thinking of Anne as her own entity--a fresh and new conception on the part of L.M. Montgomery. Rebecca changed that notion for me. A great part of Rebecca's personality is given to Anne along with similarity of circumstance and experiences. At first, this made me dislike Rebecca. She felt like an impostor since I had known Anne so [...]
This is a book that I had as a child that I kept and decided to revisit. As a child I loved reading, and although I have a terrible habit of dejunking-I did keep some of my childhood favorite books around. Whenever I'm in need of a good read, but don't have time to go to the bookstore I pick one of these up. I had completely forgotten the plot line of this book. Which made reading it a second time probably just as fantastic as the first. It is a very easy read, which is perfect for my night-shif [...]
I wasn't sure I would like this book at first (I didn't like that she was sent away from her family until I understood the motives better and I hated the way Rebecca was treated, I don't like the old fashioned strictness, it bothers me), but by the end, I'd fallen in love. Like Rebecca, I was able to forgive the aunt. I loved the relationships and the character of Rebecca. I especially loved how much she loved to read and how that was a strong part of her character. I also loved the service, sel [...]
I enjoyed this far more than I thought I would; it is a novel that certainly deserves to be in the same class with Anne of Green Gables for its lovable characters. I don't think that Wiggin is nearly as good a writer as Montgomery, however; she has a much stronger tendency toward the sentimental, as well as a habit of long, metaphoric sentences that often get in the way for what she's trying to talk about. But, overall, this is a sweet and bright little book that has survived the ages for a reas [...]
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!
This was a very good book. Also a pretty short book, too. Aunt Miranda, I did not really like at ALL!Aunt Jane was more of the Nicer one.
Điều đầu tiên, cuốn sách đã thõa mãn tôi bằng chân dung các vùng quê nước Mĩ thế kỉ XIX ( về phong cảnh, cuộc sống, con người,) Đọc xong câu chuyện về cô bé Rebecca thông minh, đáng yêu, mơ mộng và giàu trí tưởng tượng ấy, tôi chợt nghĩ đến bản thân. Quả thực, điều quan trọng khi đọc xong một cuốn sách là việc nó đã ảnh hưởng, thay đổi bản thân người đọc ra sao. Thay vì cố tha [...]
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