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Kate Douglas Wiggin THE DIARY OF A GOOSE GIRL (Illustrated)

Kate Douglas Wiggin The Greatest Works of Kate Douglas Wiggin (Illustrated Edition)

Kate Douglas Wiggin THE DIARY OF A GOOSE GIRL (Illustrated Edition)


The Goose Girl is a young lady who, in seek of the safe haven and a place to rest her thoughts, becomes a paying guest at a Thornycroft Farm, a small poultry farm near the Barbury Green village in Sussex. After a quarrel with her suitor and upset with her family, she jolts around charming Sussex roads and stumbles upon the village of Barbury Green. She finds a lodging at a Thornycroft Farm, and thought she is a paying visitor, she soon integrates into the household and begins shepherding the geese. During her three week adventure she keeps a diary and records amusing little anecdotes and some of her observations about farm life Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923) 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 labor.

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"The Girl and the Kingdom" by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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Kate Douglas Wiggin was an important reformer of children’s education at the turn of the century. During a period when children’s use in society was often little more than for cheap labor, Kate Douglas Wiggin was dedicated to the betterment of youth. She was the first person to found a free kindergarten school in San Francisco in 1878. Her passion for children’s rights carried over to her successful career as an author of children’s books. In her 1887 tale “The Birds’ Christmas Carol”, Kate Douglas Wiggin tells the story of the angelic Carol Bird, a young girl who spreads mirth to everyone around her. Born on Christmas, Carol tragically falls ill when she is five years old. The novel follows her heartwarming plan to hold a majestic Christmas celebration for the neighboring Ruggles family. A true Christmas classic, this tale is sure to inspire all with Christmas joy. This edition includes a biographical afterword.

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