Emily of New Moon by L. M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery
(Emily, Book 1)

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Emily Starr has never known what it is to be unloved. But when her father dies, she is left in the care of her mother's family. Emily is a stranger to the proud Murrays, none of whom think they can cope with such a heartbroken, headstrong girl. They decide to draw lots for her, and Emily is sent to live at New Moon with stern Aunt Elizabeth, the head of the clan. Kind Aunt Laura and friendly, eccentric Cousin Jimmy also live at New Moon, though, so she is not without hope.

Emily is enchanted by New Moon, but cannot believe she will ever belong there. With her lively imagination and dreams of being a famous writer, she seems to have a talent for scandalising her family. Before long, though, she has made firm friends: Ilse, a tomboy with a blazing temper, Teddy, an aspiring artist, and Perry, the ambitious houseboy. She brings so much life to New Moon, perhaps one day even Aunt Elizabeth will consider herself lucky to have 'won' Emily.


About L. M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery

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Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, author, documentary scriptwriter, and radio commentator who writes for children as well as adults. Among her award-winning books are "The Good Good Pig, Journey of the Pink Dolphins", "Spell of the Tiger", and "Search for the Golden Moon Bear". She has made four trips to Peru and Brazil to study the pink dolphins of the Amazon; and on other expeditions, she was chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire; bitten by a vampire bat in Costa Rica; undressed by an orangutan in Borneo; and hunted by a tiger in India. She also worked in a pit crawling with eighteen thousand snakes in Manitoba; handled a wild tarantula in French Guiana; and swum with piranhas, electric eels, and dolphins in the Amazon. Research for this book included travel to China and Mongolia to see the latest discoveries of giant bird fossils, and to Australia to see the most dangerous birds in the world. She lives in New Hampshire. Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books, including 16 novels for children and young adults such as "Bridge to Terabithia", "Jacob Have I Loved", "The Master Puppeteer", and "The Great Gilly Hopkins". She has twice won the National Book Award and twice the Newbury Medal. In 2000, she was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress. She is currently a vice-president of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance.
Published November 30, 2012 by A.L. Burt. 271 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, History, Travel, Religion & Spirituality, Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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