The second in the series of books that follows the red-haired orphan girl in her new life at Green Gables in Avonlea is as delightful as the first, and starts with yet another scrape that Anne finds herself in.
Anne is 16 and one half now, and soon to be teaching at the Avonlea school: her dreams for university put on hold as Matthew has passed, and Marilla’s eyesight is failing and she cannot manage the farm or housekeeping alone. A far cry from life today, Anne’s life is one of an adult, even at her tender years. While other friends are obtaining beaus and thinking of marriage, Anne’s life is as full of dreams and hopes and imagination as possible.
Teaching in the school brings several fun stories and new kindred spirits: her determination to make everything pretty is fed by the organization of the Avonlea Improvement Society. Of course, there is little that Anne can’t organize, even when it results in mistakes that she feels will bring lifelong shame to her, yet her sweet nature and giving heart always seem to bring her new friends and allies in the community.
A sweet story that will interest and intrigue, even as it shows the differences in life now to then, with an indomitable heroine that anyone would be pleased to call friend. Colleen Winton again does a spectacular performance for the narration, adding in some new characters, the young twins Davy and Dora, Ginger the Parrot and her correspondence course with Queens Teaching College.
This is, admittedly, one of my all time favorite stories: lush and imaginative with plenty of life lessons and characters to enjoy, it brings a quiet sort of satisfaction sure to please many.
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Title: Anne of Avonlea
Author: L.M. Montgomery
Genre: Children's Literature
Narrator: Colleen Winton
Published by: Post Hypnotic Press
Source: AudioBook Jukebox
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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 behaviour of the very handsome Gilbert Blythe. As Anne enters womanhood, her adventures touch the heart and the funny bone.
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