In this 1903 children's classic, 10-year-old Rebecca is energetic, high-spirited, and full of mischief. The two aunts who are raising her on a Maine farm try to turn her into a proper young lady - which eventually happens. Adults enjoy the book as well, especially the vivid glimpses of turn-of-the-century New England and its virtues.
Another title celebrating a century marker, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin, appears with new illustrations by Barbara McClintock. Her signature artwork with its period details, which appears as full-color plates throughout, seems particularly well suited to this cheery heroine. The illustrations impart a cozy, familiar feel to a long-ago world, and reveals a lively, generous spirit in the heroine who leaves her home to live with her two elderly aunts. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.