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Anne of Windy Willows by L.M. Montgomery
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Anne of Windy Willows (original 1936; edition 1994)

by L.M. Montgomery

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Title:Anne of Windy Willows
Authors:L.M. Montgomery
Info:Puffin Books (1994), Paperback, 240 pages
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Anne of Windy Poplars by L. M. Montgomery (1936)

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It’s easy to see why this series has staying power, even in today’s high-tech world. The characters are rich in their development and the plot remains interesting and entertaining. There is an ample amount of humor as well as some heart-wrenching moments. This audio version was especially delightful. ( )
  Maydacat | Mar 12, 2018 |
This is my least favorite of all the series, I think. It took me 3 tries before I could even finish it for the first time!! :( It is informative from a literary standpoint to watch how Montgomery unfolds the story through letters --from Anne, so they are from her perspective, which is completely new to the series-- through the entire first 2/3 of the book! But it can get a little boring, and I almost always get bogged down. ( )
  Liladillerauthor | Jan 20, 2018 |
Anne Shirley has left Redmond College behind to begin a new job and a new chapter of her life away from Green Gables. Now she faces a new challenge: the Pringles. They're known as the royal family of Summerside - and they quickly let Anne know she is not the person they had wanted as principal of Summerside High School. But as she settles into the cozy tower room at Windy Poplars, Anne finds she has great allies in the widows Aunt Kate and Aunt Chatty - and in their irrepressible housekeeper, Rebecca Dew. As Anne learns Summerside's strangest secrets, winning the support of the prickly Pringles becomes only the first of her triumphs. ( )
  LynneQuan | Sep 29, 2017 |
It seems that the books (with the exception of Rilla of Ingleside) weaken as the series goes on, and this one is definitely weaker than its three predecessors. It seems like a collection of short stories, each with a problem to be solved and with Anne solving the problem rather quickly. Also, the sometimes-epistolary style, with Anne becoming the first-person narrator, tends for some reason to distance us from Anne, perhaps because it lacks the wryness of Montgomery's third-person narration. Also, unlike the previous three novels, Anne shows little growth in Windy Poplars, where she displays a great deal of "busy-bodiness" in other people's lives, is aware of it, but does little to improve on this habit. ( )
  CurrerBell | Sep 8, 2017 |
This book tells of Anne's adventures during her three years between finishing at Redford College and marrying Gilbert Blythe, during which she is the principal of Summerside High. The book is written in a series of letters from Anne to Gilbert, framed by stories as Anne goes through her three years. Her first year is dominated by a predominant family setting themselves against her, her second is speckled with helping those around her - adults, children, and lovers all, in true Anne style. This book was written after most of the other Anne books, though story-wise it is fourth in the series. No profanity, sex, or violence. I would recommend this book to elementary school aged children. ( )
  J9Plourde | Jun 13, 2017 |
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'Anne of Windy Willows' was published in the US and Canada as 'Anne of Windy Poplars' because the American Publisher thought it too similar to 'Wind in the Willows'. 'Anne of Windy Willows' was used outside of the US and Canada and there are also minor textural differences.

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Anne Shirley has left Redmond College behind to begin a new job and a new chapter of her life away from Green Gables. Now she faces a new challenge: the Pringles. They're known as the royal family of Summerside - and they quickly let Anne know she is not the person they had wanted as principal of Summerside High School. But as she settles into the cozy tower room at Windy Poplars, Anne finds she has great allies in the widows Aunt Kate and Aunt Chatty - and in their irrepressible housekeeper, Rebecca Dew. As Anne learns Summerside's strangest secrets, winning the support of the prickly Pringles becomes only the first of her triumphs.

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Anne Shirley has left Redmond College behind to begin a new job and a new chapter of her life away from Green Gables.

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Editions: 190943860X, 1909438618

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