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New Chronicles of Rebecca (Dodo Press)

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Kate Douglas Wiggin, nee Smith (1856-1923) was an American children's author and educator. She was born in Philadelphia, and was of Welsh descent. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the "Silver Street Free Kindergarten"). With her sister in the 1880s she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers. Her best known books are Th ...more
Paperback, 172 pages
Published September 28th 2007 by Dodo Press (first published 1907)
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Marsha
Apr 20, 2010 Marsha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This wassnt really what I was expecting it to be. I wanted to further the story from where Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm left off. This book simply adds little additional adventures from the same timeline as the original book. It was a fun read but not nearly what I wanted it to be.
Hannah
Not as charming as the actual book; these are assorted short stories about additional adventures of Rebecca's—almost like extra tales that got edited out of "Sunnybrook Farm." But...it's still Rebecca, and still Kate Douglas Wiggin, so I loved it anyway!
Kristin King
In the same spirit as Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, this is a series of short pieces from across Rebecca's young life. My only disappointment was that it offered no further stories about her young adult life beyond those already in the first book.
BookSweetie
For readers who want more about the delightful Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm... This is not what I would call a sequel. Rather, it is an expansion of the first book with just a few hints at what happens next to the characters.

This feels quite like the writer had written many chapters (or ideas for chapters) and then decided to shorten the original book. Later, after the original book experienced success, the author then folded these various chapter ideas with reminders of the first to give it mor
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Sara
Jan 02, 2011 Sara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" was a dear friend of my youth and happening upon this book in the children's cart was a happy accident. I was sadly disappointed! This book is a disjointed series of rather depressing episodes followed by Rebecca and Emmajane reminiscing over their original adventures and the few just mentioned. The timing seems to weave in and out of the original story? (It's been a while since I've read it!) It was nice to see Emmajane's romance but Rebecca's lack thereof was disap ...more
Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
If you are hoping for more of the vintage charm of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, don't bother. This book does, however, lead me to wonder if every book, no matter how boring or insipid, doesn't have one worthwhile sentence within. In this case, it's this: "There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed." (If you agree you can go here to add it to your Goodreads quotes.)

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Kymm Zuckert
Re-read. Not as good as the first, but as it goes on, it grows on you. I love the story of Mr. Simpson.
Amalie
"New Chronicles of Rebecca" is a mixed bag. It was somewhat disappointing after having read the Sunnybrook Farm.

This consists of chronologically arranged stories about Rebecca starting around 12 and ending when she's 18 years old. I didn't find anything remarkable about those tales.
Joanna
Dec 18, 2008 Joanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is one of my favorite children's books. Actually, one of my favorite books period. This is a sequel, and I have not read it for many years, so I am looking forward to it. I read R of SBF at least once a decade.
Alexandria
Jan 08, 2010 Alexandria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Enjoyed the stories that fill in spaces in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, but wish they were more focused on Rebecca. Would be interesting to place them where they fit into Rebecca and read them all at once.
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Kate Douglas Wiggin, nee Smith (1856-1923) was an American children's author and educator. She was born in Philadelphia, and was of Welsh descent. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the "Silver Street Free Kindergarten"). With her sister in the 1880s she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers. Her best known books are Th
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