Anne of Avonlea

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Digireads.com, 2017 - 180 pages

First published in 1909, "Anne of Avonlea" is Lucy M. Montgomery's second installment in the much loved "Anne of Green Gables" book series. Following the life of Anne Shirley from age sixteen to eighteen this chapter in Anne's life sees her having left Green Gables for the grown up world of Avonlea where she is to begin a job teaching school. Gilbert Blythe, who we are introduced to in the first book as Anne's enemy, is now a good friend teaching at the nearby White Sands School. Anne studies at home with Gilbert, with whom she is yet unaware has fallen in love with her. We are introduced to several new characters as well, including Mr. Harrison, a troublesome neighbor with a foul-mouthed parrot, as well as the recently orphaned twins Dora, a well-behaved young girl, and her brother, Davy, who is the exact opposite of his sister and is constantly getting into trouble. The story of a young girl's maturation into adulthood which shows Anne dealing with the struggles and joys of her new job and adapting to her new home, "Anne of Avonlea" further exhibits Montgomery's prowess in humorously dealing with the challenges of growing up. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

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One of the best-loved children's/young adult authors, Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on November 30, 1874 in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the daughter of Hugh John and Clara Woolner. After attending Prince of Wales College and Dalhouse College in Halifax, she became a certified teacher, eventually teaching in Bideford, Prince Edward Island. She also served as an assistant at the post office and as a writer for the local newspaper, The Halifax Daily Echo. Best known for her Anne of Avonlea and Anne of Green Gables books, Montgomery received many high honors. She was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1923 and a Canadian stamp commemorates Montgomery and Anne of Green Gables. In addition, various museums dedicated to the book series and Montgomery's life dot Prince Edward Island. The books in the Anne series follow the growth and adventures of a red-haired, spritely, high-spirited and imaginative orphan named Anne who lives on Prince Edward Island. The success of these books rested in Montgomery's ability to vividly recollect childhood and her easy storytelling ability. They are tremendously popular to this day and have been translated into more than 35 languages and adapted as movies and PBS television productions. On July 5, 1911, L.M. Montgomery married Ewan Macdonald, a Presbyterian minister, and the marriage produced three children. She died on April 24, 1942.

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