Emily of New Moon

Emily of New Moon

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Emily Starr never knew what it was to be lonely -- until her beloved father died. Now Emily's an orphan, and her mother's snobbish relatives are taking her to live with them at New Moon Farm. She's sure she won't be happy Emily deals with stiff, stern Aunt Elizabeth and her malicious classmates by holding her head high and using her quick wit. Things begin to change when she makes friends: with Teddy, who does marvelous drawings; with Perry, who's sailed all over the world with his father yet has never been to school; and above all, with Use, a tomboy with a blazing temper. Amazingly, Emily finds New Moon beautiful and fascinating. With new friends and adventures, Emily might someday think of herself as Emily of New Moon.
Publisher: Toronto : Bantam Books, 1983, c1923
Edition: Bantam ed
ISBN: 9780553233704
Characteristics: viii, 339 p. ; 18 cm


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Aug 02, 2017

This exciting story of Emily is another one of Montgomery’s fine works. It tells the tale of Emily Starr, whose father dies of illness and she is handed to her mother’s family of proud Murrays. Here she struggles with Aunt Elizabeth’s strict ways and the interesting characters of New Moon and beyond. She is loved by everyone despite her small scrapes in the world, especially by her Aunt Laura and Cousin Jimmy. This tale also highlights Emily’s love of writing her memoirs and stories through her “Jimmy books” as well as letters to her late father and mother that make the story flow nicely. I love how this story starts with Emily being extremely close to her father and when she arrives at New Moon she becomes a proud Murray herself and grows attached to her maternal family as well. I personally enjoyed this series as equally as I did Anne’s! Rating 5/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 26, 2017

I love everything L.M. Montgomery has written and this is just one of many! All her characters including Anne, Pat and Emily bring something different and unique. The Story Girl and her short story collections are all truly amazing! She is one of the best female writers!

Jul 26, 2017

Not as good as Anne of Green Gables. It has some very dark and sad themes that run throughout making it a much more serious book and lots more scenes that tug at the heart and make me cry. Yes, I cried. Several times. A lot of this series is just waiting. Waiting forever, it seems like, for Emily and Teddy just to get together. If you are generally a patient person, then you'll probably enjoy this trilogy. Still good, despite the sad themes and all the waiting.

Jul 25, 2016

I liked the Emily trilogy a lot as a kid, but I think, upon re-reading it as an adult, I like it more now that I'm not using it to try to fill an Anne of Green Gables-sized hole in my heart. This series is less madcap than the Anne books; Emily's scrapes are less outrageous, but she has very real hopes and dreams and fears, and this is truly a great book for kids who have read the Anne series but might have missed this one. Also, as ever, LM Montgomery does A+ work convincing readers that Prince Edward Island must be the most beautiful place on the face of the planet.

May 12, 2016

For kids (and adults) too emo for Anne of Green Gables.

I recommend the 3 book Emily of New Moon series over the better-known Anne of Green Gables books all the time.

Dec 24, 2015

I love this book!!! It really shows the importance of family and friends. In my opinion the book is much better than the movie and if I had to choose one I would choose the book in a heartbeat.

Kereesa Nov 28, 2015

Better than Anne-I devoured this in less than two days!

Apr 25, 2015

Even though it's not as popular as the Anne of Green Gables series, it's just as good, maybe even better!

jhoerger Jul 28, 2014

I decided to read Emily of New Moon after getting the tv series. I thought that the book was great and very interesting. L. M. Montgomery has such a picturesque way of writing that captures her audience's attention!

Aug 06, 2013

Although the Emily series is not as famous as the Anne series, it is well worth reading. The tone is a little darker (in the later books) though so appropriate to start this series after the first couple of Anne books.

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Apr 25, 2015

"I asked Aunt Elizabeth if she ever wished that she was beautiful. Then she seemed annoyed about something."


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