But an August afternoon with blue hazes scarfing the harvest slopes little winds whispering elfishly in the poplars and a dancing slendor of red poppies outflaming against the dark coppice of young firs in a corner of the cherry orchard was fitter for dreams than dead languages.
A century ago, with the publication of the classic book "Anne of Green Gables," one of the most appealing heroines in children's literature was born. Of course, fans wanted a sequel, and here it is. When twelve-year-old Anne Shirley came to Avonlea, she quickly won everyone's heart. Now, she's five years older, almost a woman, and about to embark on a new adventure: becoming the teacher in her old Avonlea school. It's an exciting year as Anne struggles to win over all her students, welcomes two new members to her family, and feels the first stirrings of love.
Dr. Collett Tracey teaches Canadian literature at Carleton University. She brings her interest in Canadian modernism and women's writing to her introduction.
Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island on November 30, 1874. Raised by her maternal grandparents, she attended Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown and obtained her teaching certificate. She later studied literature at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She eventually married Ewan Macdonald, a Presbyterian minister, and had 3 sons with him. She published 12 books in total and died in Toronto i
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