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Anne of Avonlea Summary
Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Anne of Avonlea Summary

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Anne Shirley has put off earning her bachelor's degree in order to stay home and help her guardian, Marilla Cuthbert, run their household at Green Gables in the wake of the death of Marilla's brother Matthew. As Anne Shirley prepares to take on the challenges of teaching elementary school, she worries about achieving her ideals of drawing out the best in each of her students. She vows never to whip them despite the opinions of her friends and colleagues. Despite a bumpy start, Anne learns to enjoy the routine of teaching, though one contemptuous student, Anthony Pye, remains a thorn in her side. She takes solace in a new student named Paul Irving, who is a kindred spirit, appreciating life's fanciful imaginings, as Anne does.

At home, Marilla adopts six-year-old twins, Davy and Dora Keith, the children of her third cousin, who had no one else to care...

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