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A Little Rebel   By: (1855?-1897)

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A Little Rebel by Unknown is a charming and heartwarming story that captivated me from beginning to end. Despite not knowing the author's name, this book is a true gem that deserves recognition.

The story follows the journey of a young protagonist who possesses a feisty and independent spirit. The opening chapters immediately drew me in with their vivid descriptions and well-developed characters. From the start, I found myself rooting for the little rebel, curious to see how their journey would unfold.

One of the strongest aspects of this book is its portrayal of a child's perspective. The author expertly captures the innocence and curiosity of youth, allowing readers to fully immerse themselves in the protagonist's world. The narrator's voice is authentic and relatable, making it easy to connect with their experiences and emotions.

The plot is well-paced, offering a seamless blend of adventure, humor, and introspection. As the little rebel navigates through various challenges, the story delves into important themes like friendship, family, and personal growth. There were moments that made me laugh out loud, while others made me reflect deeply on life's complexities.

The writing style is eloquent and engaging. The author's words flow effortlessly, painting vivid imagery and evoking strong emotions. The dialogue is natural and believable, adding an extra layer of authenticity to the characters' interactions. Additionally, the narrative is beautifully complemented by moments of introspection and thought-provoking musings.

However, while the book's strengths are undeniable, there were a few instances where the plot felt slightly predictable. Certain moments could have benefited from more intricate twists and surprises to heighten the suspense. Nevertheless, this did not significantly detract from my overall enjoyment of the story.

A Little Rebel is a delightful read for both children and adults alike. It reminds us of the power of resilience, the importance of staying true to oneself, and the beauty of embracing the unknown. Without revealing too much, the ending left me with a warm and fuzzy feeling, making it a satisfying and memorable conclusion to the protagonist's journey.

Although the author's identity remains unknown, A Little Rebel is an extraordinary piece of literature that rests upon its merits alone. The story and its characters will surely linger in my mind for a long time, and I eagerly await any future works from this mysterious and talented author.

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Mrs. HUNGERFORD (Margaret Wolfe Hamilton) (1855? 1897),

A little Rebel (1890) Lovell edition





Author of "Her Last Throw," "April's Lady," "Faith and Unfaith," etc. etc.




Entered according to Act of Parliament in the year 1891, by John Lovell & Son, in the office of the Minister of Agriculture and Statistics at Ottawa.



"Perplex'd in the extreme."

"The memory of past favors is like a rainbow, bright, vivid and beautiful."

The professor, sitting before his untasted breakfast, is looking the very picture of dismay. Two letters lie before him; one is in his hand, the other is on the table cloth. Both are open; but of one, the opening lines that tell of the death of his old friend are all he has read; whereas he has read the other from start to finish, already three times. It is from the old friend himself, written a week before his death, and very urgent and very pleading. The professor has mastered its contents with ever increasing consternation.

Indeed so great a revolution has it created in his mind, that his face (the index of that excellent part of him) has, for the moment, undergone a complete change... Continue reading book >>

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