When this beloved classic was first published in 1903, Mark Twain called it "beautiful and warm and satisfying." Who can resist the irrepressible little girl from Maine? Rebecca's good nature and indomitable spirit win the hearts of her classmates and friends, young "Mr. Aladdin," and her prim and proper aunts Jane and Miranda---and she'll charm your young readers, too. Includes a reading group guide. 341 pages, softcover from Aladdin.
When Rebecca Rowena Randall goes to live with her spinster aunts in Riverboro, Rebecca's aunts find her to be more of a handful than they bargained for. But even more surprising than the transition of Rebecca into a well-mannered young lady are the effects that Rebecca has on her aunts' humdrum lives. Rebecca, with her wide dark eyes and spirit that no walls can contain, will change their lives -- and the lives of everyone she meets -- forever.
Marion Dane Bauer is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book On My Honor and the New York Times bestseller My Mother Is Mine. Her other titles include A Mama for Owen, If You Were Born a Kitten, Grandmothers Song, and Thank You for Me! She has retired from the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults where she was the first Faculty Chair. She lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and can be reached at MarionDaneBauer.com.
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