Emily of New Moon

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McClelland and Stewart, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 361 pages
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Emily Starr never knew what it was to be lonely--until her beloved father died. Now Emily's an orphan, and her snobbish relatives are taking her to live with them at New Moon Farm. Although she's sure she'll never be happy there, Emily deals with her stern aunt Elizabeth and her malicious classmates by using her quick wit and holding her head high.
   Things slowly begin to change for the better when Emily makes some new friends. There's Teddy Kent, who does marvelous drawings; Perry Miller, the hired boy, who's sailed the world with his father yet has never been to school; and above all, Ilse Burnley, a tomboy with a blazing temper. With these wonderful companions at her side and adventures around every corner, Emily begins to find her new home beautiful and fascinating--so much so that she comes to think of herself as Emily of New Moon.
   In this first volume of the celebrated Emily trilogy, Lucy Maud Montgomery draws a more realistic portrait of a young orphan girl's life on early twentieth-century Prince Edward Island.

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Part of a trilogy about an adventurous young writer! - Goodreads
Excellent writing, great stories. - Goodreads
I love that she is a child-writer. - Goodreads
New characters, same great writing, shorter series. - Goodreads
Even better, it involves writing! - Goodreads

Review: Emily of New Moon (Emily of New Moon #1)

User Review  - Michele - Goodreads

This is a book I think every pre-teen should read, and I'm so glad we read it for book club. I'll write a better review after we discuss it in book club. Read full review

Review: Emily of New Moon (Emily of New Moon #1)

User Review  - Skye Bryant - Goodreads

Loved this offering by the author of Anne of Green Gables. Although Montgomery herself favored Emily over Anne, I can not completely agree. Both are strong female characters, but my heart will always belong to the Anne girl with an E. This was a great read. Read full review


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About the author (1989)

Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, in 1874. Educated at Prince Edward College, Charlottetown, and Dalhousie University, she embarked on a career in teaching. From 1898 until 1911 she took care of her maternal grandmother in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, and during this time wrote many poems and stories for Canadian and American magazines.

Montgomery’s first novel, Anne of Green Gables, met with immediate critical and popular acclaim, and its success, both national and international, led to seven sequels. More autobiographical than the books about Anne is the trilogy of novels about another Island orphan, Emily Starr.

In 1911 Montgomery married the Rev. Ewan Macdonald, a Presbyterian clergyman, and they lived in Ontario, where he was the pastor of parishes in Leaskdale and, later, in Norval. They retired to Toronto in 1936.

Lucy Maud Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942.

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