Few books in American literature have achieved such lasting popularity as this fresh and delightful story of a quaint little girl who leaves home at the age of ten to live with her aunts in a distant town.
Rebecca Rowena Randall has the wholesome charm of true American girlhood and a captivating originality all her own. Blessed with an optimistic spirit and irrepressible enthusiasm, Rebecca makes friends wherever she goes, snatches up acquaintances, in every corner, and brings color and gaiety into the lives of all who know her.
This is a story for every child and grownup to read -- full from cover to cover with glowing humor, human kindness, and friendly charm. Rebecca herself is almost a national
character. Hugely popular when it was first publishedin 1903and admired by authors from Jack London to Mark Twain, thisdelightful novel introduceda heroine as irrepressible and fun-loving as Tom Sawyer,who would serve as a role model for a centuryof American girls and women. When ten- year-old Rebecca Randall comesto live with flinty aunt Miranda andher sentimental sister Janein
Rebecca Rowena Randall has the wholesome charm of true American girlhood and a
small town in Maine, they expect to turnher into a proper young lady. Instead,Rebecca will endup changing them. Rebeccaof Sunnybrook Farm
as charming today as it was one hundred years agoand is unexpectedly poignant in its evocation of an America contemplating the choices open to women facing their futures ina new era.
Shelfari edited the description of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Sunday, August 2, 2009.