Item description for Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables) by L. M. Montgomery...
Overview Anne returns to Avonlea to teach in her former school and discovers the pleasures and puzzles of growing up
Publishers Description At sixteen Anne is grown up. . . almost. Her gray eyes shine like evening stars, but her red hair is still as peppery as her temper. In the years since she arrived at Green Gables as a freckle-faced orphan, she has earned the love of the people of Avonlea and a reputation for getting into scrapes. But when Anne begins her job as the new schoolteacher, the real test of her character begins. Along with teaching the three Rs, she is learning how complicated life can be when she meddles in someone else's romance, finds two new orphans at Green Gables, and wonders about the strange behavior of the very handsome Gilbert Blythe. As Anne enters womanhood, her adventures touch the heart and the funny bone.
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Studio: Bantam Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.86" Width: 4.29" Height: 0.83" Weight: 0.34 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1992
Publisher Laurel Leaf
Series Anne of Green Gables
ISBN 0553213148 ISBN13 9780553213140
Availability 0 units.
More About L. M. Montgomery
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. Maud Montgomery also wrote the popular Emily of New Moon in 1923 followed by two sequels, and Pat of Silver Bush in 1933 with its sequel. L. M. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942, but it is her early years of lush, green Prince Edward Island that live on in the delightful adventures of the impetuous redhead, the stories Mark Twain called "the sweetest creation of child life yet written."
L. M. Montgomery has an academic affiliation as follows - c/o Hebb & Sheffer.
Reviews - What do customers think about Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables)?
A classic - and it's Dover! Sep 26, 2007
Although I love _Anne of the Island_ and _Anne of Windy Poplars_ even more, this is a great book. It's not quite as gooey as Green Gables, and the hijinks of Anne and her crowd, almost adults but not yet, are fun and interesting as windows to another age. I do wish, however, I could step in and take Gilbert for myself - like all heroines whose authors wish to write many more books, she takes so young to yield!
The Dover edition is, as always, a great price.
Here's Why Feb 7, 2007
I really enjoyed the first Anne book, but the second was a bit dull. It was still nice, but Anne and Gilbert's relationship doesn't go anywhere!!! So if you want to read an Anne book where it does, I strongly recommend Anne of the Island. I just didn't find this novel as capturing as I had hoped. Maybe it was too much description. I always have a problem with too much of that. While reading I had to keep skipping ahead to see when the next time Gilbert would even be mentioned!!! So like I said, it was okay.
Wonderful Book Dec 13, 2006
The Book I read was by L.M. Montgomery. It is called Anne of Avonlea. This book is a realistic fiction. This book is the second in a series of 8. It is about an adopted girl named Anne Shirley. She won a scholarship to Redmond College but when she finds out her adopted mother Marilla may go blind she stays behind. Anne starts teaching at a local school. Marilla's Relative dies and she adopts her two twins. I loved this book. It was funny and cute. It kept me reading. I read the third one right after I finished it. I think that this book is appropriate for aged 10 and up.
From a queer, young girl to an attractive auburnette schoolteacher... May 25, 2006
Even though L.M. Montgomery did not intend Anne of Green Gables to be a series, she still captivates with her eager readers in Anne of Avonlea. There are still quite a few differences, Anne has grown from a "queer", fiery, young girl to a wiser, calmer, auburn-headed schoolteacher. Yes, a schoolteacher. Also, as we follow Anne in this Bildungsroman literature, the romance between her and Gilbert Blythe peeks through shyness and past misadventures in this novel. Some people consider it a book not as interesting as the first, and perhaps this is because Anne is no longer a child and could not grow into a young woman with the same inexperienced attitude. Altogether, my opinion of the book is that it was a good follow-up and I sympathize that it would be hard to make up such great a book as Anne of Green Gables.
Boring Boring Boring! May 3, 2006
How could anyone sit and read this boring work of fiction. I am actually listening to the audio version and I am almost falling asleep and cannot remember a word the reader has said. I am going to stick to the movie versions of Anne of Green Gables instead of reading the rest of the books. At least the movies keep your interest.