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Kate Douglas Wiggin

Author, Editor, Compiler

(1856 - 1923)

Kate Douglas Wiggin

Kate Douglas Wiggin (September 28, 1856 – August 24, 1923) was an American educator and author of children’s stories, most notably the classic children’s novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten). With her sister during the 1880s, she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers. Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labour.



Bibliography

The Arabian Nights Their Best-Known Tales (1909)

Ten of the most famous tales from the Thousand and One Nights, adapted for younger readers. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903)

Rebecca Rowena Randall comes to stay with her aunts in Riverboro.

Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Kate Douglas Wiggin
Illustrator(s): None

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1931)

Rebecca Rowena Randall comes to stay with her aunts in Riverboro.

Author(s): Kate Douglas Wiggin
Illustrator(s): Helen Mason Grose

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1994)

Rebecca Rowena Randall comes to stay with her aunts in Riverboro.

Author(s): Kate Douglas Wiggin
Illustrator(s): Helen Mason Grose

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The Scottish Chiefs (1921)

A historical novel about William Wallace and the Scots revolt against the English beginning in 1297. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Jane Porter
Illustrator(s): N. C. Wyeth

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Susanna and Sue (1909)

Susanna leaves her neglectful husband to stay with the Shakers, and manages to shake him up. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Kate Douglas Wiggin
Illustrator(s): Alice Barber Stephens
N. C. Wyeth

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