Top 10 Posts During June 2020

Sarah Uthoff in front of Surveyors House 2017
Sarah Uthoff in front of Surveyors House 2017

Here are the blog posts and pages that have had the most views last month. Take a look maybe there is something there that will interest you, too.

Historic Clothes with Micarah Tewers

Laura Ingalls Wilder Summer 2020

Pa’s Beard

In the Kitchen With Laura July 2014

Schedule of Presentations

Guiding Light – Cancellation and Michelle and Danny

Matthew’s Death and Anne of Green Gables Roundup

Gone With the Wind Behind the Scenes

In the Kitchen With Laura Supper vs Dinner

Images Of The Past: Carrie Ingalls Swanzey

Anne of Green Gables Readalong

Laurapalooza Video Diary – Sleepy Eye

Pa’s Bell at Walnut Grove

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help?  Attend one of her programs,  schedule one  yourself,  watch her videos,  listen to her podcast,   look at her photos, and find her  on   Facebook ,   Twitter ,     LinkedIn ,     SlideShare,   and  Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

Matthew’s Death and Anne of Green Gables Roundup

Today’s most focuses on Matthew’s death, but then goes on to a round up of all my Anne of Green Gables related posts.

L.M. Montgomery Shelf

Matthew’s Death

It’s a sad topic to pick up on by I wanted to share this from Anne of Green Gables. Apparently they are doing a read along like I was doing with Rilla. Megan Follows who played any in the definitive TV movie from Sullivan Productions. If you haven’t seen it, it’s basically perfect, ignore the rest of the Anne stuff although his Road to Avonlea the TV show is amazing.

The chapter she was assigned to read was the one where Matthew dies. It’s a really powerful chapter. It makes me cry – EVERY SINGLE TIME. Even knowing it’s coming. It’s like my grandfather (my real one, not Matthew) dies again – EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Listen and prepare to cry:

Other Anne of Green Gables posts:

Anne of Green Gables Readalong by L.M. Institute

Anne of Green Gables the Movie 1919

Book – Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Looking for Anne in PEI

Anne Bridge

Anne movie sites you can visit

Sullivan Anne of Green Gable Sites

Anne And Gilbert: A Review

Anne’s American Cousins

Kate MacDonald Interviewed

L.M. Montgomery Links

Rilla of Ingleside

L.M. Montgomery and the Bala Museum

Video Tour of the Bala Museum

Book: Lucy Maud and the Cavendish Cat by Lynn Manuel

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help?  Attend one of her programs,  schedule one  yourself,  watch her videos,  listen to her podcast,   look at her photos, and find her  on   Facebook ,   Twitter ,     LinkedIn ,     SlideShare,   and  Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

Read Along With TV’s Nellie Alison Arngrim

Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson) and Sarah Uthoff (Sarah Uthoff)
Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson) and Sarah Uthoff (Sarah Uthoff)

As part of her continuing efforts to spread peace and good cheer (check out her really positive Facebook video show), actress Alison Arngrim has launched a campaign to read the “Little House” series. Every day (weekdays and weekends) she makes a Facebook live session on her Facebook page reading one of the books in the series. She reads a couple of chapters everyday as many as she feels like. Most days it’s at 1 PM and 1:30 PM. Arngrim leaves prior readings on her page so you can catch up.

Arngrim reads the book and makes comments from her perspective as a modern day Californian. Many of those comments are hilarious, but some of them are warnings that things in the book wouldn’t meet today’s expectations. Every day Arngrim wears another bonnet of a different color. You can buy a signed bonnet from her.

During the sessions chat is available and it’s drawing people from all over the country and some foreign countries. Lots of questions and answers go by during the readings. So check her out. Read more in this article from Forbes magazine.

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos,   listen to her podcast,    look at her photos, and find her on Facebook ,   Twitter ,   LinkedIn ,   SlideShare,   and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

Family Circle is Closing Up Shop

Covers of some of the Seven Sisters

Rose Wilder Lane was once one of the stars of magazine culture. Today people don’t really understand the heyday of women’s magazines. They used to be a monthly summary of culture, featuring homemaking tips, children’s issues, health, beauty, fashion, crafts, recipes, and short stories, and foreign travel. They were in short a summing up of women’s everyday culture. Rose wrote articles herself that hit all of these topics.

For most of the 20th century the “seven sisters” of women’s magazines included Ladies’ Home JournalMcCall’sGood HousekeepingBetter Homes and GardensWoman’s Day, Family Circle and Redbook.

McCall’s Magazine

McCall’s Magazine started off in 1870 as a magazine called The Queen. It’s main purpose was to print and sell McCall’s sewing patterns. James McCall died in 1884 and his wife, Laura S., redesigned the magazine, greatly expanded its scope, and hired a female editor. (With a name like Laura, she had to be good.) It was a great sucess for decades leading the way for women’s culture. Thanks to Melissa Southworth for hunting up this article about McCall’s that nailed down her name. Honestly, it said “his wife” in every article in my first swoop hunt and she found it in Ancestry.

Everything is Rosie

Sadly as women began to get those needs to be met online the subscription base began to fall off. Desperate times call for desperate measures and in desperation they dropped the name McCall’s (after 103 years) to change it to a magazine completely dedicated to Rosie O’Donnell in 2000. O’Donnell had followed up a successful run in movies with a VERY popular TV talk show. I think a lot of people liked it because she seemed so much like an everyday person who got to talk to celebrities, did crafts, and developed running gags like her “crush” on Tom Cruise. (She pushed a button every time he was mentioned and it played the quick cut “Tommy can you hear me?”) This was the top of her game, her TV show was a hit and she even had a doll. McCall’s parent company felt she could bring her magic there. Unfortunately the magic had just about run out.

O’Donnell’s run as editor of the magazine was very argumentative. They quickly fought for control and by 2002 O’Donnell was done. The magazine’s final issue came out in December 2002. The lawsuits took awhile longer to settle. She ended her talk show that year too and pulled back to a less public life after a very disruptive final couple of years which began with an attack on Tom Selleck for his position with the NRA when he appeared on the show to promote a movie in 1999.

So the lesson here for those paying attention is that grabbing on to a current celebrity to save a magazine doesn’t work. However, that would be news to the owners of Family Circle.

Family Circle

Another leader in the women’s magazine field, Family Circle, was first published in 1932. It continued publication through the end of December 2019. Family Circle was actually in better shape than McCalls has been as the “sisters” fell and that concentrated subscriptions on the remaining titles. The Meredith company acquired Time, Inc. and has been rearranging its holdings and sold some. Family Circle was viewed as duplicating other titles it owned.

Brothers Can You Spare an Issue?

So Meredith is turning Family Circle over to not just one, but TWO celebrities, The Property Brothers. So the brothers are going to now have a magazine dedicated to them. This version will publish 4 times a years and sounds like it will cover a lot of the same exact territory as Family Circle, but with a celebrity spin. They are calling it Reveal.

While the glamour has faded quite a bit, I can’t give up on magazines. I actually hope that since the decision has been made it works enough to keep it going. HOWEVER, I think Meredith should have taken a closer look at McCall’s and Rosie before they made this switch. Good luck Property Brothers!

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos,   listen to her podcast,    look at her photos, and find her on Facebook ,   Twitter ,   LinkedIn ,   SlideShare,   and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

Audible Book Requests

When in doubt, it’s ALWAYS better to go to a library and many – not ALL, not to over promise – have databases of online audiobooks. However, I have a rewards banking  program where I have to make a series of at least $10 purchases in a month so I use one on Audible.

Screen shot from Audible

Audible

Audible is a company that sells you the ability to download audiobooks that you can then download to your various devices through their app.

I enjoy listening to a lot of them and quite a few are the very versions of older books that I listened to back when my local library used to have a lot of audio cassettes and CDs – Le Sigh! In fact, one of my current listens, Fer-de-lance by Rex Stout, wasn’t edited properly and it still periodically is saying “Cassette 4, side 1” or whatever one it is just like they used to do. This is the only one I’ve hit that does that, but I am very much enjoying it.

Other Titles

Audible has quite a few titles and adds more every month. However, they don’t have everything and there are lots of titles they don’t have. They have an option to correct that.

If you’re interested in a particular author or title, email them at content-requests@audible.com.

I’d suggest that we might suggest some more Laura Ingalls Wilder titles (click the link for a complete list of what they already have). Some of these are foreign language, others are just articles, or extremely short grabs. However, there are a lot of good books here, too.

Let’s reach out and ask for more Laura books!

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos,   listen to her podcast,    look at her photos, and find her on Facebook ,   Twitter ,   LinkedIn ,   SlideShare,   and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

Listen to Thornton Burgess and the Residents of the Green Forest and the Green Meadow

Every year for Read Aloud Day I read something that is out copyright protection. The last couple of years I’ve been reading from Thornton Burgess books.

Who Was Thornton Burgess?

Burgess was a naturalist who wrote a column for children about wildlife. His stories were about humanized wild animals. They wear clothes and talk, but otherwise act as the real animals do. His stories were set in the Green Meadows and the Green Forest. Since they were originally written in a column each chapter begins with a recap and ends on a cliff hanger which makes them excellent for reading a chapter aloud. Also, they are perfect early reader (around 2nd grade) books.

Read Aloud Selections

Today the Thornton Burgess Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen continues his work helping children discover the joy of nature. Personally I learned to love his books on the recommendation of Iowa City Public Library’s long term (40 years) children’s librarian, Hazel Westgate. I’ve done other things in honor of World Read Aloud Day including how they celebrated Easter in Gene Stratton-Porter‘s near biographical Laddie: A True Blue Story, a part of Millbank the only novel mentioned in the “Little House” books, the Great Auk section of “Pa’s Big Green Animal Book,”and one-room school readers.

Listen to the Bedtime Stories

Lately I’ve done several episodes on reading Thornton’s adventures of the little folks of the Green Meadows and the Green Forest.

The Adventures of Grandfather Frog the first 30 minutes

Old Mother West Wind is actually a collection of short stories so it doesn’t do the chapter recap and tease the next chapter. In 2019 I was working on testing microphones and I read the stories in roughly 10 minute chunks.

Mother West Wind’s Children Part 1

Mother West Wind’s Children Part 2

Mother West Wind’s Children Part 3

Mother West Wind’s Children Part 4

On World Read Aloud Day 2020 I picked back up Mother West Wind’s Children and read two more stories. Next year I may pick something else or I may return to this, but for now enjoy a 30 minute version.

Mother West Wind’s Children Part 5

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos,   listen to her podcast,    look at her photos, and find her on Facebook ,   Twitter ,   LinkedIn ,   SlideShare,   and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

L.M. Montgomery Links

L.M. Montgomery is the brilliant Canadian author behind books like the Anne of Green Gables series and The Blue Castle. I find Montgomery to be a true Kindred Spirit.

L.M. Montgomery Shelf

The Shining Scroll – This scholarly publication began in 1992 and is the main source of Montgomery research.

Benjamin Lefebvre – Is one of the leading Montgomery scholars. His website gives great descriptions of outcoming books.

Destination Green Gables – A short blog from 2014-2015 However, it’s got a great gathering of photos from the Anne of Green Gables Museum. Find her main blog in Polish.

L.M. Montgomery Online – A website devoted to the life, the work, and the legacy of Canada’s most enduringly popular author. “Whether you are an academic, a student, or a life-long reader of Montgomery’s work, I hope this resource will prove useful to you.”

UPDATED: January 30, 2020

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos,  listen to her podcast,   look at her photos, and find her on Facebook ,  Twitter ,  LinkedIn ,   SlideShare,   and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

Looking for Anne in PEI

I had this video pop up in my feed. It’s dated 2020 because of when the video was put together. The photos were taken between 2015-2019.

I wanted to share out this view of Prince Edward Island. PEI is well-known by readers of Anne of Green Gables, Emily of New Moon, and other books by L.M. Montgomery. The video is made from a series of still photos of the Montgomery sites, big and little, in PEI. The same channel has a longer video from 2015, but it’s also just still photos set to music.

This video came through this feed and I don’t know anything about the channel. I have since found out it was done by Bernadeta Milewski. I’ve since found out about her since I first published this. Find her on Twitter under Bernadeta Milewski @@Bernadeta555 on Twitter.

The video does have a nice collection of photos of a tour around Prince Edward Island I assume by the person whose channel it is. The song is from the Sullivan productions and has a song credit, but I’m not sure it was used by legitimate permission or not.

The photos are from a variety of the Montgomery sites around Prince Edward Island. The ones included I’ve listed below:

  • Green Gables Heritage Place
  • Anne’s Bedroom
  • Lover’s Lane
  • Haunted Woods
  • Avonlea Place
  • Cavendish United Church
  • Green Gables Post Office
  • L.M Montgomery Cavendish Homestead
  • PEI National Park
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace
  • New London Range Rear Lighthouse
  • Cape Tryon Light
  • Ingleside
  • Anne of Green Gables Park Corner
  • The Lake of Shining Waters
  • New Moon
  • Bideford Parsonage Museum
  • Lower Bedeque Schoolhouse

UPDATED: January 30, 2020

The video’s creator reached out to me on Twitter and I added her information and her Twitter handle. She caught a couple of mistakes on my list. I think it’s correct now. If anyone notices any problems let me know. She also does the Destination Green Gables blog I have on my L.M. Montgomery Links page.

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos,  listen to her podcast,   look at her photos, and find her on Facebook ,  Twitter ,  LinkedIn ,   SlideShare,   and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

 

New Years Trivia Game

The answer to each question begins with “NEW.” The answers are below. I took it from (except for replacing number 1) the January 1964 issue of the Johnson County (Iowa) Farm Bureau Women’s Newsletter.

Foot prints from Plum Creek Card

What’s the word or phrase that starts with new?

1. Type of fig cookie

2. A boy who sells papers

3. The large U.S. City

4. Recent tidings

5. Post at foot of stairway

6. A gossip

7. One who has recently arrived

8. Second half of the Bible

9. A large shaggy breed of dog

10. Collective name given to a group of States

11. The greatest natural philosopher

12. A city in western Pennsylvania (clue: think coals to )

13. FDR Adminitration

14. The Western Hemisphere

15. A state of southeastern Australia

16. A province of Canada

17. A state in southwestern U.S.

18. A city of Louisiana

19. Bulletin issued by an organization

20. A city and naval base in Virginia

ANSWERS:

1. Fig Newton
2. Newsboy
3. New York
4. News
5. Newel
6. News-monger
7. Newcomer
8. New Testament
9. Newfoundland
10. New England
11. Newton (Sir Issac)
12. New Castle
13. New Deal
14. New World
15. New South Wales
16. New Brunswick
17. New Mexico
18. New Orleans
19. Newsletter
20. Newport News

Anne of Green Gables Readalong

In 1985 I was volunteering at my local public library and Iowa Public Television started running commercials for a new episode of WonderWorks, a weekly series of movies made from books to encourage reading. Honestly I watched it a lot and still couldn’t tell you another work they did without cheating and reading the list, but I was excited about Anne. The ads assumed Americans didn’t know Anne and I think they were probably right to assume that about the general public by the fact I didn’t know her and I wallowed in all sort of late 19th/early 20th century girl fiction/nonfiction. They advertised her as “part Laura Ingalls Wilder, part Rebecca of Sunnybrooke Farm” which I still debate whether that was an apt description or not. (Have you read Rebecca of Sunnybrooke Farm? If you haven’t you should and either way comment and let me know what you think.) In any case I ADORE Laura Ingalls Wilder and love Rebecca of Sunnybrooke Farm so they had me at the jump.

I delightedly discovered all of Montgomery’s books and it became my habit that every trip to the mall would include buying at least one Montgomery book from B. Dalton Bookseller. That happy habit is reflected on my Montgomery shelves today. Before you get started read a little about how Anne was published in the first place.

If you want more interpretation, learn all about Parks Canada’s new interpretive center for the Anne of Green Gables house on good old Prince Edward Island.

L.M. Montgomery Shelf

Anne Chapter and Verse

Since I discovered the books I’ve always considered myself a Kindred Spirit, so I was delighted when the L.M. Montgomery Institute let me take part in a readalong of Anne of Green Gables in 2018. Read along with a great group of Kindred Spirits.

Chapter 1: Mrs. Rachel Lynde is Surprised by Liz Rosenberg
Rachel Lynde sees Matthew Cuthbert driving his buggy and is shocked to learn that the Cuthberts have arranged to adopt a boy to help with the farm work.

Chapter 2: Matthew Cuthbert is Surprised by Jana Tayfour
Matthew arrives at the station and finds a girl (Anne) instead of the boy he expected, but becomes enchanted.

Chapter 3: Marilla Cuthbert is Surprised by Casey Hamilton
Marilla is taken by Anne – in spite of herself.

Chapter 4: Morning at Green Gables (Take 1) by Kate Elwood
Anne wakes up at Green Gables and remembers they don’t want her after all. Matthew silently pushes Marilla to change her mind.

Chapter 4: Morning at Green Gables (Take 2) by Sara Domguia

Chapter 5: Anne’s History by Caroline E. Jones
Anne tells Marilla the story of her life, how she has been passed around from one place to the other and used as a servant without a bit of love.

Chapter 7: Anne Says Her Prayers by Sarah S. Uthoff
This is the chapter where Marilla tells Anne to say her prayers and really not knowing how she prays in the form of a business letter.

Chapter 8: Anne’s Bringing Up is Begun by Lindsay Paris
Anne learns the Lord’s Prayer.

Chapter 9: Mrs. Rachel Lynde is Properly Horrified by Nancy McCabe
When Mrs. Lynde coldly and unkindly assesses Anne’s looks right in front of her, Anne flies into a righteous temper and convinces Mrs. Lynde that she had been right that Anne was the kind who put strychnine in the well.

Chapter 10: Anne’s Apology by Audrey Loiselle
Convinced by Matthew that she has to apologize to Mrs. Lynde, Anne imagines out the best, most dramatic apology ever. Mrs. Lynde is impressed and decides that maybe Anne would be OK after all.

Chapter 11: Anne’s Impressions of Sunday School by Betsy Durand
Anne discovers church to be boring and when Marilla can’t go with her unintentionally shocks the congregation by covering her hat with real flowers.

Chapter 12: A Solemn Vow and Promise by  Laura Robinson
Anne meets Diana Barry and they solemnly swear to be bosom friends forever.

Chapter 13: The Delights of Anticipation by Jeanette Boyd
Anne looks forward to her first taste of ice cream and the Sunday School picnic while Marilla tries to steady her by sewing patchwork.

Chapter 14: Anne’s Confession by Caroline Jones
Marilla’s amethyst brooch goes missing. Marilla doesn’t believe Anne when she says she didn’t take it, so Anne makes up an interesting confession since Marilla said she couldn’t go to the picnic unless she confessed. Marilla is furious and just when it looks like maybe she’ll send Anne away Marilla discovers the brooch and that Anne didn’t take it after all.

Chapter 15: A Tempest in the School Teapot by Melanie J. Fishbane
Anne goes to school. She meets the school chums of the these early books and her teacher, Mr. Phillips, who she doesn’t think much of. Most importantly she meets Gilbert Blythe (everybody’s favorite fictional boyfriend) when he calls her “Carrots” trying to get her attention and is answered by having a slate cracked over his head.

Chapter 16: Diana is Invited to Tea, with Tragic Results by Ingegerd Jonasson
Anne invites Diana to tea and accidentally gives her Marilla’s medicinal wine instead of raspberry cordial. Mrs. Barry orders Diana never to play or talk with Anne again.

Chapter 17: A New Interest in Life by Elfrieda Dapplelynn
Having lost Diana, Anne pours her time and energies into her studies, especially in an effort not to lose to a certain person. (Shhh, Gilbert)

Chapter 18: Anne to the Rescue by Emily Woster
With everyone gone to a political meeting, when Diana’s little sister Minnie May comes down with the croup it falls to Anne and her hard won knowledge of child rearing that pulls the little girl through the night and wins Mrs. Barry’s forgiveness.

Chapter 19: A Concert, a Catastrophe, and a Confession by Rebecca Kate Miller
After attending a concert, Anne and Diana accidentally accost Josephine Barry in the spare room and Anne meets an unlikely kindred spirit.

Chapter 20: A Good Imagination Gone Wrong by Yoshiko Akamatsu
Anne’s imagination runs away with her as she creates a haunted wood she must then walk through.

Chapter 21: A New Departure in Flavourings by Andrea McKenzie
Mr. Phillips leaves the schoolhouse in tears with a beautiful farewell speech and then when Mrs. Allan the minister’s wife comes to call Anne accidentally flavors her beautiful cake with liniment.

Chapter 22: Anne is Invited Out to Tea by Lynda M. Leader
Mrs. Allan invites Anne to tea like a real grown-up and helps bring her further into church activities.

Chapter 23: Anne Comes to Grief in an Affair of Honor by Melanie J. Fishbane
Anne is trapped by honor into walking a ridgepole, falls off and breaks her ankle. She won’t be able to attend the first 6 weeks of school with the new teacher.

Chapter 24: Miss Stacy and Her Pupils Get Up a Concert by Ami Lönnroth
Miss Stacy and her new ideas about things like nature studies comes to Avonlea School.

Chapter 25: Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves by Adele McMillan
Braving humiliation in the store, Matthew finally gets Anne a dress with puffed sleeves for Christmas with Mrs. Lynde’s help.

Chapter 26: The Story Club is Formed by Catherine Clark
Anne forms a club with her friends to write and share stories.

Chapter 27: Vanity and Vexation of Spirit by Sarah Conrad Gothie
Anne’s attempt to dye her hair black leaves her with green hair.

Chapter 28: An Unfortunate Lily Maid by Sarah from whatsarahread.com
Anne acts out “The Lady of the Lake” with her friends, but is rescued by Gilbert for real. He asks her to forgive him again, she almost does but in one last puff of her former anger says no.

Chapter 29: An Epoch in Anne’s Life by Tara K. Parmiter
Anne visits Charlottetown, is impressed, but decides she prefers life in Avonlea.

Chapter 30: The Queen’s Class is Organized by Carolin Sandner
Anne and Diana are separated as the students planning to try to go Queen’s Academy take a special class at the end of the school day. (Diana’s father doesn’t believe a girl needs that much education – BOO! Hissss!)

Chapter 31: Where the Brook and the River Meet by Sarah Wilson Thornham
After a final summer of girlhood we see a newly mature Anne through Marilla’s eyes.

Chapter 32: The Pass List is Out by Sarah Galletly
After having completed the entrance exam Anne has an agonizing wait to find out if she passed or not. (She and Gilbert tie for first.)

Chapter 33: The Hotel Concert by Balaka Basu
Anne speaks at a concert at the White Sands. Her piece is “The Maiden’s Vow.” Thinking that Gilbert is looking at her stage fright with satisfaction pushes Anne on, but really he’s just thinking how beautiful she is up there.

Chapter 34: A Queen’s Girl by Michaela Wipond
Anne attends Queen’s Academy taking two years in one as many students, including Montgomery in real life, did to keep expense down. Anne also gets a new ambition to go to Redmond College. Montgomery likewise would put the money she earned teaching into college, but unlike Anne she could only afford one year there.

Chapter 35: The Winter at Queen’s by Kate Scarth
Anne lives in the city of Charlottestown attending school and finding the good and the bad of city life.

Chapter 36: The Glory and the Dream by Rita Bode
Anne returns home after commencement. She wins the Avery, but is disconcerted to find both Marilla and Matthew is worse health than she left them and that Gilbert Blythe won’t be going to Redmond next year due to lack of funds. She has a heart to heart with Matthew who reinforces that he’d rather have gotten Anne than a dozen boys.

Chapter 37: The Reaper Whose Name Is Death by Vappu Kannas
Wherein Matthew dies, hope is extinguished as we are forced to accept that the horrible, unthinkable thing happened again this time.

Chapter 38: The Bend in the Road by Damaris Abreu
Marilla’s eye problem is diagnosed, Anne gives up Redmond College to take care of her and teach, Gilbert gives up Avonlea school so Anne can have it, Gilbert and Anne make up at last.

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