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Anne of Avonlea
Anne Shirley, now a teacher, has still got that admirable enthusiasm and optimistic spirit within her that keeps the reader's spirit up and interested. Even though not all of her students treat her with total respect, Anne still believes that “there is good in every person if you can find it” (pg. 29). She always seems to make out the best of unpleasant situations that come her way. She takes the time to look past the negative subject and searches for an...
Anne of Green Gables
Spinster Marilla Cuthbert runs the household of her bachelor brother Matthew Cuthbert in Prince Edward Island at the turn of the century. Once the Cuthberts get older, Marilla decides to send away to Charlottetown for an orphan boy to help run the Green Gables farm. The Cuthberts are shocked when they are sent a red-haired talkative little girl instead. Marilla wishes to send the imaginative and odd Anne Shirley back to the orphanage, but the normally...
Emily Climbs
In Emily Climbs, Emily Byrd Starr moves out of her cherished childhood home to continue her education at Shrewsbury High School, while living with her strict and unsympathetic Aunt Ruth. While at Shrewsbury, the reader accompanies Emily through not only a period of humorous and insightful adolescent growth but also gives an honest, endearing portrait of the development of a true writer....
Emily of New Moon
Emily Starr is a young girl living in Prince Edward Island, Canada, in the early part of the twentieth century. Her mother passed away when she was a baby, and she lives with her father, a kind but poor writer and dreamer. When tragedy strikes, Emily finds that she must move to New Moon, a farm where her relatives live. Her mother's side of the family is contemptuous of Emily's father and find Emily to be a strange child. Emily is unsure whether she ...

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Emily's Quest
The final book of L.M. Montgomery's Emily trilogy finds Emily Starr grown up and still uncertain about her place in the world. Emily has returned to live at New Moon farm with her Aunt Laura, Aunt Elizabeth, and Cousin Jimmy, but she finds that the society of Prince Edward Island, Canada, in the early part of the twentieth century expects her to marry. Emily wants to become a writer but faces many challenges in pursuing her dreams. Her family is suspi...
Jane of Lantern Hill
Jane has always believed her father is dead. She lives in Toronto with her mother and grandmother. She adores her mother, but hates her grandmother. Grandmother is very strict and unfeeling with her, and is jealous of the love Jane and her mother share. Grandmother rules the house, and Mother is too timid to stand up for her, so Jane's life there is miserable. But, one day, a school mate tells Jane that her father isn't dead. Instead, her parents a...
Rilla of Ingleside
Rilla, the youngest of Anne and Gilbert Blythe's six children, comes of age in the final installation in the "Anne of Green Gables" series. World War I is just beginning, and even the quiet town of Glen St. Mary on Prince Edward Island, Canada, is deeply affected. The older Blythe boys, Jem and Walter, enlist and leave for the battleground, followed by the youngest Blythe son, Shirley; Rilla's budding romance with her old friend Kenneth Ford is threate...
The Blue Castle
Valancy Stirling is reaching 29 years old and has never fallen in love because her family is so controlling and stifling but one day she dares to break stand up for herself and break family expectations entirely by falling in love with a vagabond. The story begins with Valancy Stirling feeling depressed about her life because she feels like she's hardly lived in it. She's the oldest spinster in her family and constantly compared to her more beautiful and...
The Story Girl
The book is narrated by Beverley, looking back on his experiences one summer in Prince Edward Island. Sarah, known throughout this novel as The Story Girl, is exceptionally gifted at telling stories, spinning tales that captivate the other children living on the island. While the children are hiking in the orchards, picking fruit, cooking, collecting money for the library fund or making up sermons, the Story Girl is always ready with a tale. When ...


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