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New Chronicles of Rebecca

Kate Douglas Wiggin

Book Overview: 

This book tells further stories from the period of Rebecca’s sojourn in Riverboro.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .GIT out, one or t'other."

Emma Jane, who had wrung her handkerchief into a clammy ball, gave it a last despairing wrench, and faltered: "Wouldn't you like—hadn't you better—don't you think you'd ought to be more constant at meeting and Sabbath school?"

Jacob's axe almost dropped from his nerveless hand, and he regarded the Daughter of Zion with unspeakable rage and disdain. Then, the blood mounting in his face, he gathered himself together, and shouted: "You take yourself off that log and out o' this dooryard double-quick, you imperdent sanct'omus young one! You just let me ketch Bill Perkins' child trying to teach me where I shall go, at my age! Scuttle, I tell ye! And if I see your pious cantin' little mug inside my fence ag'in on sech a business I'll chase ye down the hill or set the dog on ye! SCOOT, I TELL YE!"

Emma Jane obeyed orders summarily, taking herself off the log, out the dooryard, and otherwise scuttling and sc. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I agree with a lot of other reviews on here; it reads very much as those these chapters were part of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm but were cut for length. In truth, some of these stories I actually enjoyed more than some in the 1903 novel, but the lack of Aunt Miranda in most of these stories makes so

I adored this book. It was a serendipitous meeting--right book, right time. It's a series of sweet little moments from Rebecca's life, moments that weren't included in the original book. I now want to go find everything else Wiggin ever wrote and read it all immediately.

More stories of Rebecca growing up - only the last one takes place shortly after the end of "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm".

Rebecca is a bit too popular and loved and praised for my tastes (though probably not for that of pre-teen girls), but Wiggin is willing to make her occasionally ridiculous, whic

The "New Chronicles of Rebecca" continues "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" by Kate Douglas Wiggin. These two books in no way align to the Shirley Temple movie of the same name, but instead provide a series of stories about a creative child who is sent to live with rigid relatives in a small town due to

Re-read. Not as good as the first, but as it goes on, it grows on you. I love the story of Mr. Simpson.

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