Kate Douglas Wiggin 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). Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labour. "Mother Carey's Chickens" is a wonderful piece of literature with an uncanny gift for providing serenity. The book tells the story of a poor but happy family of four children who, in spite of being fatherless, make the lives of others better. Once their cousin, Julia, comes to live with them. And their home life becomes complicated. What will happen neхt? Read this gripping story in order to know the end!