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The Story Hour; a Book for the Home and the Kindergarten (1890). by: Kate Douglas Wiggin

And by: Nora A. (Archibald) Smith(1859-1934) Was an American Children's Author of the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries, and Sister of Kate Douglas Wiggin

The Story Hour; a Book for the Home and the Kindergarten (1890). by: Kate Douglas Wiggin( )
Author: Wiggin, Kate Douglas
Smith, Nora A.
ISBN:978-1-72093-819-4
Publication Date:Jun 2018
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $7.85
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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...
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Pages:60
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8 x 10 x 0.14 Inches
Book Weight:0.41 Pounds
Author Biography
Wiggin, Kate Douglas (Author)
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 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.

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