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By author: Kate Douglas Wiggin
Number of Pages:  340
Dimensions:  5 X 8 Inches (US)
Original publication year:  1903
ISBN:  978-1-4290-4087-7
Availability: In stock.

• Dearly loved children's novel has been an enduring classic since its original publication in 1903 • Story's focus on duty and sacrifice does not dim main character's cheerfulness and optimisim • Though the narrative's setting is a farm in Maine, the tale is universal • Rebecca is an inspiring character for young girls of today • Becky Randall remains relevant - even appearing as a character in the popular comic book series "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen!"

In this classic children's book, the optimistic and spirited Rebecca Rowena Randall is sent to live with her two strict and dour aunts in the fictional town of Riverboro, Maine. Though she is, according to her aunts, more like her shiftless father than her accomplished mother, Rebecca's joy of life, in the end, inspires them.

Kate Douglas Wiggin's beloved classic was an immediate bestseller when it was first published in 1903. The author spent part of her childhood in rural Maine, where she sets the book. The enormously popular story was adapted for a Broadway play in 1907 and was made into several films, including a 1938 version starring Shirley Temple.

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