Girl who gets sent away to learn to be more lady-like

I’m remembering a movie I saw a long time ago about a girl between 9 and 13 (I think). Her mother died and she lives with her father and brothers (I can’t remember how many). Anyway, what I remember is her father decides it would be best to send her to her grandma’s house or something so she can learn to be more lady-like, rather than wearing overalls all the time and being a tomboy. (The grandma actually hides the overalls and makes her wear dresses. Towards the middle or end of the movie she ends up needing her overalls to save her friend from a house fire.)

The scene I remember most is when this girl is talking to the mayor (or whoever he was) and she says, “People should learn to make haste slowly.” The mayor says, “Make haste slowly……I should write that down!” *turns to the man next to him and says, “Write that down.”

I’m pretty sure the movie was in color and made between 1990 and 2010. I also keep thinking the title of the movie is the girl’s name, possibly. I CANNOT remember what it’s called.

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