Anne of Windy Poplars by L. M. Montgomery

Published: 1936

Genre: fiction

Length: 258 pages

Setting: Prince Edward Island, early 1900s

Interest: It’s the fourth book in the Anne of Green Gables series, following Anne of the Island, and I’m reading Miss Adventure the series at bedtime (interspersed with other books).

Summary: Anne has graduated from Redmond and has been appointed principal of Summerside High School for three years. Gilbert is off in medical school, so Anne writes him many letters about her adventures in Summerside. She first has to win over the Pringles, the ruling family of the town who had someone else in mind for her job. Then, she smooths down the prickles on Katherine, a fellow teacher. Anne takes an interest in little Elizabeth, a girl who lives next door. Plus we read about all the ins and outs of life in a small town.

Final thoughts: Another solid Anne book. Anne is getting older and no longer at Avonlea, so the cast of characters is different from the first few books. I must admit, I miss Diana and Gilbert in this book. Anne’s still Anne, though, finding friends and adventures in unlikely places. The book works fairly well as a read-aloud. Montgomery’s prose is always delightful, but the chapters tend to be too long to read in one night. Finding a place to stop could be tricky some nights.

Title comes from: Windy Poplars was the name of the house Anne lived in while she worked at Summerside

Reading challenges fulfilled: 60/100 in my 100 Book Challenge

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