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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,966 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin Narrator: Lorna Raver Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The willful, chatty ten-year-old Rebecca Rowena Randall has been sent away from her home at Sunnybrook Farm to live with her two spinster aunts in the quiet town of Riverboro—where it is hoped she will be brought up as a proper young lady.

Precocious, curious, and full of creative energy, Rebecca isn’t quite ready to be tamed, leaving the prim and demanding Aunt Miranda with her hands full. But soon, Rebecca’s irrepressible spirit and bright intelligence win the hearts of all in Riverboro—including her rigid aunt. As we follow Rebecca’s coming-of-age over the course of seven years, we find that she manages to become a fine young lady in the process.

The unconventional and charismatic Rebecca, a new kind of female character when she was first introduced in 1903, has since become one of the most beloved characters in children’s literature.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Beautiful and warm and satisfying.”

    Mark Twain

  • “Why could [Rebecca] not have been my daughter? Why couldn’t it have been I who bought the three hundred cakes of soap? Why, O, why?”

    Jack London

  • “Many an older heroine of fiction has failed to arouse the sympathy that little Rebecca recieves from her acquaintances, both in and out of the book...[she] will live in our hearts and minds for many a day.”

    The Week’s Progress, 1903

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Mary | 2/19/2014

    " A hopeless copycat of Anne of Green Gables. Rebecca is obnoxiously good. An irritating story altoghter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laurel | 2/13/2014

    " If you have seen the Shirley Temple movie this is not like it in anyway! I thought it was interesting, a little like Pollyanna. It was fun to read to my kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gina | 2/9/2014

    " A good children's classic with an imaginative heroine, similar to Anne of Green Gables except that it takes place in small New England town. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bella9Tink | 2/1/2014

    " "Two maidens by a river strayed, 'twas in the state of Maine. Rebecca was the darker one, The fairer, Emma Jane. The fairer maiden said, "I would my life were as the stream; So peaceful, and so smooth and still, so pleasant and serene." "

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