Precocious, curious, and full of creative energy, Rebecca isn't quite ready to be tamed yet. The prim and demanding Aunt Miranda has her hands full. But soon, Rebecca's irrepressible spirit and bright intelligence win the hearts of all in Riverboro, including her rigid aunt...and she even manages to become a fine young lady in the process.
The unconventional and charismatic Rebecca, a wholly new kind of girl 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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"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 300 cakes of soap? Why, O, why?" (Jack London)
It has been fifty years since I read the covers off this book along with those of Mark Twain and other such. I think I enjoyed it more this time than my first read. How well the author deals with life issues and the death of love ones. She takes everything head on and her good natured leading lady takes the world as she finds it. It reminds me of Anne of Green Gables only with a gritty flavor.
Well of course, it's a wonderful period piece. Another factor is that it is a book and Rebecca a character that have been influential in so many lives.
Seriously? Rebecca of course, not that aunt Jane, Mr Aladdin , Mr and Mrs Cobb on and on down to the simple See Saw Simpson weren't wonderfully drawn and engaging characters.
I think my favorite scene was when she first meet Mr Adam Ladd ( Mr Aladdin) , falling off the porch.
The scene with the borrowed baby and the conversation between Aunt Jane and Rebecca .
This story is definitely a should read, along with the Anne of Green Gables ( Avonlee, Island) and possibly the first Pollyanna.
Lively narrator, great characters, down to earth, charming story
when they go door to door selling soap
I think a lightness and at the same time a kind of straight-forward quality. No gushing here, no sentimentalizing. Just perfect!
It made me laugh out loud a few times
wonderful book, deserves to be better known and widely loved. Probably could use a new movie version to re-spark people's interest. It's in the same class as great classics like Anne of Green Gables, Pollyana, Heidi, The House on the Prairie series, Little Women. Charming, funny, light, sweet and old fashioned in the best way-- a glimpse into another time, yet feels wonderfully modern, too.
"A pleasant reminder of innocent days"
It's been a very long time since I first met Miss Rebecca and I have enjoyed making her acquaintance all over again. A great plot and wonderful characters. More action than description when compared to L M Montgommery's Anne books. A pleasant narration.
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