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`A tall, slim girl, `half-past sixteen', with serious gray eyes and hair which her friends called auburn...'
Anne Shirley, now a young woman, is a new teacher at Avonlea School. As she learns to cope with the ups and downs of life, she is accompanied by some familiar faces, as well as new friends: the twins Davy and Dora, Mr. Harrison and his foul-mouthed parrot Ginger. With fiery red hair and an adventurous attitude, our vivacious heroine cannot stop getting herself into yet more scrapes.
First published in 1909, Anne of Avonlea is the delightful second chapter in the popular Anne of Green Gables series.
Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) was a Canadian author best known for the `Avonlea' series of novels, beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908 to great success. Montgomery published 20 novels as well as 500 short stories and poems, mostly centring around Canada, and Prince Edward Island in particular. She was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935.