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Anne of Avonlea



To My Former Teacher HATTIE GORDON SMITH in grateful remembrance of her sympathy and encouragement.

Flowers spring to blossom where she walks, The careful ways of duty, Our hard, stiff lines of life with her, Are flowing curves of beauty.--WHITTIER

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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Anne of Avonlea was my very first Anne book, and it still remains one of my top ten favourites. Not only because it covers more of Anne's journey from childhood to womanhood, but also because of the many wierd and delightful characters which are introduced. At the top of the list is Mr Harrison, the cantakerous next-door-neighbour who makes the fatal mistake of calling Anne's hair red, but who turns out to have a wife and a heart of gold. The same could not be said of his parrot. Davy and Dora also make a substantial impact on Anne and Marilla's lives, with Davy turning out to be a right handful while Dora is the more well-behaved bore. You quickly grow to love these unique twins, especially Davy :) Anne's students prove interesting and funny, as does the old romance between Paul Irving's father and Miss Lavender. I love both her and Charlotta the Fourth.

Anniest of Annes!!!

Hi everyone, I'm a L.M.Montegomery fan, I just love her Annie series, when I first read Annie of green gables I was 12 and when I finished the book I almost cried and then When I was returning the book to my librarian I found Annie of avonlea, It was amazing , and then I again read Avonlae when I was 15 , I read house of dreams her other books . What I love so much about these books is how much Annie is like me, It was beautiful to know a person like yourself,When my sister read those books she said that it was like reading a book written about me, she said she already knew all the things Annie did, I used to name the pine trees on my way home and I'd love to Imagine, having friends like Diana, My hair was a bad shade of reddish brown but after reading Annie I'd believe It would be Auburn some day, its really dark now though....I'd often think what if L.M.Montegomery would meet me one day, I wished I could write to her...Me and my sister actually have a Kindred spirits list and we keep adding people to it(hard to find them though). But then my life is far from Annies beautiful life, Never met my Gilbert, had to leave my beautiful homeland , no pine trees or snow or spring, These days I feel more like Hester Grey(many of you might remember her) But I never give up on my dreams and I write , Its like having your dreams in some form or the other... I don't know what else to say....

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i read anne of green gables and it has made me love the country i use to live even more . and it made thank God even more that i am alive.
it also made a much more happy person. sincerely, manal

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L.M. Montgomery is an amazing writer!!!!! I love Anne of Green Gables. I've read it over and over again.



I have read the book, Anne Of Green Gables over and over about a million times. It is my absolute favourite. Funny, touching, inspiring, heartbreaking, so many adjectives can be used to describe it, and yet none can do it justice. I thouroughly admire the author's style and flair for having developed such a thouroughly enjoyable story. Ever since when, I have been trying to get myself a copy of the oldest edition in hardcover print. But, living in Belize, that is almost impossible. I would be grateful if someone could just e-mail me with some information on how to order a copy of the complete Anne story, video, and whatever else Anne has to offer. Highest praise to L.M. Montgomery, and may the spirit of Anne continue to reign throughout the century.

Sincerely, M. B.


Anne Of Green Gables is one of my faourite books. I got all Anne books and I have read them over and over many times. Lucy Maud Montgomery is absolutel the best writer in the world and I love her books! Now I am doing project about her....

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I have read Anne of Green Gables and am in the midst of reading Anne of Avonlea! The description of Anne's world is fantastic. Just reading what wonderful thing she has to say about the world she lives in and how we are lucky that good has given us so many bright things just makes me want to read more and more. It is so exciting to see what crazy thing will happen next. This series should be read by all young and old. It is truely inspiring!

Lucy Maud Montgomery

What can be said about Ms. Montgomery that hasn't already been said? But I will add what I can which is that reading her own life story as told in her personal journals gives me a greater understanding of Anne, of all of L.M. Montgomery's characters. Ms. Montgomery, or "Maud" was a sensitive, intelligent woman, a young girl who loved life and nature and the world around her as much as Anne. Tragedy and loss and loneliness that came to Ms. Montgomery in later life makes her world seem a little removed from Anne yet this enabled her to create characters such as Leslie Moore, Valancy, and even Rilla whose "soul growth" after her own sufferings makes me wonder if Ms. Montgomery did not have her own "soul growth" to inspire her. Ms. Montgomery should be remembered for her own beautiful spirit as well as the spirit of our ever beloved Anne.

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