Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856 – 1923) had a love for children, education, and story-telling. Best known for the sunny and positive Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903), her first novel, it was followed by other popular books replete with the sentimentality that appealed to the reading public of that time.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm became a stage play as well as a much-altered film starring Shirley Temple. Mother Carey’s Chickens became a well-received play as well as a 1933 film starring Anne Shirley (the eponymous actress who starred as Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery in one of its several film adaptations). Read More→