Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Kate Douglas Wiggin

Lorna Raver (Narrator)

10-01-07

8hrs 15min

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10-01-07

8hrs 15min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Classics

Description

“Beautiful and warm and satisfying.” Mark Twain

The willful, chatty ten-year-old Rebecca Rowena Randallhas been sent away from her home at Sunnybrook Farm to live with her two spinster aunts in the quiet town of Riverboro—where it is hoped she will be brought up as a proper young lady.

Precocious, curious, and full of creative energy, Rebecca isn't quite ready to be tamed, leaving the prim and demanding Aunt Miranda with her hands full. But soon, Rebecca's irrepressible spirit and bright intelligence win the hearts of all in Riverboro—including her rigid aunt. As we follow Rebecca's coming-of-age over the course of seven years, we find thatshe manages to become a fine young lady in the process.

The unconventional and charismatic Rebecca, a new kind of female character when she was first introduced in 1903, has since become one of the most beloved characters in children's literature.

Praise

“Beautiful and warm and satisfying.” Mark Twain

“Why could [Rebecca] not have been my daughter? Why couldn’t it have been I who bought the three hundred cakes of soap? Why, O, why?” Jack London

“Many an older heroine of fiction has failed to arouse the sympathy that little Rebecca recieves from her acquaintances, both in and out of the book...[she] will live in our hearts and minds for many a day.” The Week’s Progress, 1903

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Language English
Release Day Sep 30, 2007
Release Date October 1, 2007
Release Date Machine 1191196800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Classics, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths, Literature & Fiction, Children/YA
Author Bio
Kate Douglas Wiggin

Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856–1923), an innovator in early childhood education, was the author of several well-known novels, including The Birds’ Christmas Carol and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.

Narrator Bio
Lorna Raver

Lorna Raver, named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year, has received numerous Audie Award nominations and many AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has appeared on stage in New York, Los Angeles, and regional theaters around the country. Among her many television credits are NYPD Blue, Judging Amy, Boston Legal, ER, and Star Trek. She starred in director Sam Raimi’s film Drag Me to Hell.

Overview

The willful, chatty ten-year-old Rebecca Rowena Randallhas been sent away from her home at Sunnybrook Farm to live with her two spinster aunts in the quiet town of Riverboro—where it is hoped she will be brought up as a proper young lady.

Precocious, curious, and full of creative energy, Rebecca isn't quite ready to be tamed, leaving the prim and demanding Aunt Miranda with her hands full. But soon, Rebecca's irrepressible spirit and bright intelligence win the hearts of all in Riverboro—including her rigid aunt. As we follow Rebecca's coming-of-age over the course of seven years, we find thatshe manages to become a fine young lady in the process.

The unconventional and charismatic Rebecca, a new kind of female character when she was first introduced in 1903, has since become one of the most beloved characters in children's literature.

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