Kate Douglas Wiggin

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Kate Douglas Wiggin


Born
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The United States
September 28, 1856

Died
August 24, 1923

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Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin

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 The Story of Pasty (1883), The Birds' Christmas Carol (1886), Polly Oliver's Problem (1893), A Cathedral Courtship (1893), The Village Watchtoer (1896), Marm Lisa (1897) and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903).
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Average rating: 3.86 · 40,237 ratings · 1,876 reviews · 266 distinct worksSimilar authors
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

3.87 avg rating — 34,228 ratings — published 1903 — 1458 editions
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The Birds' Christmas Carol

3.98 avg rating — 1,550 ratings — published 1886 — 297 editions
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The Arabian Nights: Their B...

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3.68 avg rating — 887 ratings — published 1909 — 34 editions
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Mother Carey's Chickens

4.20 avg rating — 517 ratings — published 1911 — 132 editions
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The Romance of a Christmas ...

3.76 avg rating — 392 ratings — published 1916 — 2 editions
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New Chronicles of Rebecca

3.47 avg rating — 250 ratings — published 1907 — 162 editions
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Cortejo en la catedral

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3.26 avg rating — 219 ratings — published 1893
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Tales of Wonder Every Child...

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The Old Peabody Pew: A Chri...

3.56 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 1907 — 71 editions
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The Diary of a Goose Girl

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3.38 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1902 — 44 editions
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“Nothing but writing rests me; only then do I seem completely myself!”
Kate Douglas Wiggin

“There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.”
Kate Douglas Wiggin, New Chronicles of Rebecca

“The soul grows into lovely habits as easily as into ugly ones, and the moment a life begins to blossom into beautiful words and deeds, that moment a new standard of conduct is established, and your eager neighbors look to you for a continuous manifestation of the good cheer, the sympathy, the ready wit, the comradeship, or the inspiration, you once showed yourself capable of. Bear figs for a season or two, and the world outside the orchard is very unwilling you should bear thistles.”
Kate Douglas Wiggin, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Polls

July 2015 New School Group Read

 
  11 votes, 28.2%

1973, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, 398 pages
 
  11 votes, 28.2%

1988, Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, 623 pages
 
  4 votes, 10.3%

1931, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, 418 pages
 
  4 votes, 10.3%

 
  3 votes, 7.7%

1960, The Moviegoer by Walker Percy, 242 pages
 
  2 votes, 5.1%

1948, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, 343 pages
 
  2 votes, 5.1%

 
  1 vote, 2.6%

1941, Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain, 288 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.6%

1981, Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, 647 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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