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Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856–1923)

Autor/a de Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

112+ obres 8,490 Membres 119 Ressenyes 9 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Kate Douglas Wiggin was born Sept. 28, 1856, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wiggin attended a district school in Philadelphia and for short periods the Gorham Female Seminary in Maine, the Morison Academy in Maryland, and the Abbott Academy in Massachusetts. In 1873 she moved with her family to mostra'n més California. In San Francisco, in 1877, after the death of her stepfather, Kate became involved in the "free kindergarten" movement after attending a kindergarten training class at the Pacific Model Training School for Kindergartners. She opened the first free kindergarten in California, Silver Street Free Kindergarten, and worked there until the late 1880's. Wiggin organized the first free kindergartens on the Pacific coast in 1878 and with her sister established a training school for kindergarten teachers. Kate wrote and privately published her first book, The Birds' Christmas Carol, in order to raise money for her school in San Francisco. The book helped Kate begin her career in publishing, translation, and travel. As part of her teaching career she wrote The Story of Patsy, published in 1883. The most popular among her many later works for children were The Birds¿ Christmas Carol published in 1887, Timothy¿s Quest published in 1890, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm published in 1903, and Mother Carey¿s Chickens published in 1911. Wiggin is best known for Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm which was later made into a film starring Shirley Temple. Other works include The Diary of a Goose Girl, Rose O' the River, The Flag-Raising, The Old Peabody Pew, and books of the Penelope series, including Penelope's English Experiences, Penelope's Experiences in Scotland, Penelope's Irish Experiences, and Penelope's Postscripts. In 1904, Bowdoin College presented Wiggin with an honorary degree, only the second such degree the College had ever granted to a woman. Kate Wiggin died on August 24th, 1923 at Harrow, Middlesex, England. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Project Gutenberg


Obres de Kate Douglas Wiggin

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903) 4,184 exemplars, 48 ressenyes
The Birds' Christmas Carol (1886) 949 exemplars, 24 ressenyes
The Arabian Nights: Their Best-Known Tales (1909) — Editor — 773 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm [adapted - Great Illustrated Classics] (1990) — Autor — 439 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm [abridged - Classic Starts] (2007) — Original story — 275 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Mother Carey's Chickens (1911) 230 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
New Chronicles of Rebecca (1907) 196 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Romance of a Christmas Card (1916) 76 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Penelope's Progress (1898) 66 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Timothy's Quest (1890) 52 exemplars
The Fairy Ring (1934) — Editor — 46 exemplars
Rose o' the River (1905) 45 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Penelope's Irish Experiences (1901) 42 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Susanna and Sue (1909) 32 exemplars
The Diary of a Goose Girl (1902) 31 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know (1909) — Editor — 30 exemplars
The Affair at the Inn (1904) 30 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Penelope's English Experiences (1893) 28 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Story of Waitstill Baxter (1913) 26 exemplars
The Story of Patsy (1911) 26 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Tales of Laughter Every Child Should Know (1926) — Editor — 23 exemplars
The Shirley Temple Treasury (1959) 22 exemplars
A Cathedral Courtship (1893) 20 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Village Watch-Tower (1895) 18 exemplars
Penelope's Postscripts (1915) 17 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Story Hour (1890) 16 exemplars
Golden Numbers (1902) 15 exemplars
Robinetta (1911) 12 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Child's Journey with Dickens (1912) 11 exemplars
Homespun Tales (1909) 11 exemplars
Marm Lisa (1896) 10 exemplars
Ladies-in-Waiting (1919) 9 exemplars
Pinafore Palace (1907) 8 exemplars
A Book of Dorcas Dishes: Family Recipes (2010) 7 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Bluebeard: A Musical Fantasy (1914) 5 exemplars
Froebel’s Gifts (1895) — Autor — 5 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Flag-Raising (1907) 3 exemplars
Half a Dozen Housekeepers (1903) 3 exemplars
Poems Every Child Should Know (1903) 2 exemplars
A Village Stradivarius (1904) 2 exemplars
Rebeca d ela granja del sol 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Timothys Quest 1 exemplars
A Birds' Christmas Carol (2022) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Scottish Chiefs (1809) — Editor — 799 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
The Fireside Book of Christmas Stories (1945) — Col·laborador — 289 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Family Read-Aloud Christmas Treasury (1989) — Col·laborador — 286 exemplars
The New Junior Classics Volume 06: Stories About Boys and Girls (1938) — Col·laborador — 191 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Best Christmas Stories Ever (Apple Classics) (1992) — Col·laborador — 186 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm [adapted - Junior Classics for Young Readers] (2011) — Autor, algunes edicions107 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Summer Magic [1963 film] (1963) — Original book — 46 exemplars
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm [1938 film] (1939) — Original story — 40 exemplars, 1 ressenya


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Wiggin, Kate Douglas Smith
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
South Buxton Cemetery, Buxton, Maine, USA
USA (birth)
País (per posar en el mapa)
Lloc de naixement
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Lloc de defunció
Harrow-on-the-Hill, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (birth)
Santa Barbara, California, USA
New York, New York, USA
Hollis, Maine, USA
England, UK
University: Pacific Model Training School for Kindergartners
Smith, Nora A. (sister)
The Dorcas Society (founder)
Society of Bowdoin Women (founder)
Froebel Society (founder)
New York Kindergarten Association
Premis i honors
Bowdoin College honorary degree (1904)
Biografia breu
Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923) was a pioneer of the kindergarten movement in the United States in the nineteenth century. She helped to establish the Silver Street Kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878, the first free kindergarten in California. She also co-founded the California Kindergarten Training School for aspiring kindergarten teachers in 1880. In addition to kindergarten training and advocacy, Wiggin was a prolific author of books for children, including the well-known Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903) and Mother Carey's Chickens (1911). Wiggin also published a number of works on kindergarten theory and method as well as fiction for adults.





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