Ann of Avonlea is the same winsome, charming, delightfully lovable girl character that she was as Anne of Green Gables, with the additional charm of growing womanhood. New and pleasing characters are presented in this volume. Among them is a most fascinating little child whose quaint sayings give a delicious touch of pleasantry and brightness to the story.
d he's sending the boy home to his mother for a spell. He's ten years old and I don't know if he'll be a very desirable pupil. You can never tell about those Yankees."
Mrs Lynde looked upon all people who had the misfortune to be born or brought up elsewhere than in Prince Edward Island with a decided can-any-good-thing-come-out-of-Nazareth air. They MIGHT be good people, of course; but you were on the safe side in doubting it. She had a special prejudice against "Yankees." Her husband had been cheated out of ten dollars by an employer for whom he had once worked in Boston and neither angels nor principalities nor powers could have convinced Mrs. Rachel that the whole United States was not responsible for it.
"Avonlea school won't be the worse for a little new blood," said Marilla drily, "and if this boy is anything like his father he'll be all right. Steve Irving was the nicest boy that was ever raised in these parts, though some people did call him proud. I should think Mrs. Irving would be ve
It is a WONDERFUL novel...
The first one was wonderful the second one is even better. Litterally pulled me into the story. There are times when i can totally relate to the antics by Anne. The best part is the childhood is portrayed in the way a kid's life has to be without any commitments and innocence. Especially not being bothered by the opposite sex. Even though its in the back of the mind. Wonderful.