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Emily Climbs (Puffin Books) Paperback – 26 Jul 1990


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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; New edition edition (26 July 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140328521
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140328523
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 1.4 x 18 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,654,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 1874. She had her first poem published at the age of 15 and after completing college she worked for a short time as a journalist before becoming a teacher.

In 1908 Anne of Green Gables was published to huge acclaim with Anne of Avonlea coming soon after. Many successful novels follwed but by late 1930s, due to personal troubles, illness and depression, she stopped writing.

Lucy Maud Montgomery died in 1942 and was buried on her beloved Prince Edward Island.

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From the author of Anne of Green Gables comes the Emily of New Moon trilogy, with a spirited heroine who will beguile readers of all ages. Emily's story is heart-rending, magical and completely unforgettable. Emily Climbs is the second book in the series.

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Emily never imagined Aunt Elizabeth would allow her to go to high school in Shrewsbury, and she's thrilled, especially as her friends Ilse, Teddy and Perry will be there. But there are conditions: Emily must board with hateful Aunt Ruth, and she must promise to stop writing stories. For Emily, who dreams of being a writer, this is unthinkable, but she wants an education, so reluctantly agrees.

With the move from her home at New Moon to Aunt Ruth's house, Emily faces many challenges. Not only must she prove herself at school, despite rejection and jealousy, but she begins to realise that she is growing up. Her childhood friendships - especially with Teddy and Perry - start to turn into something more complicated and in a small-town the merest hint of gossip can cause hurt and scandal.


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Emily Byrd Starr was alone in her room, in the old New Moon farmhouse at Blair Water, one stormy night in a February of the olden years before the world turned upside down. Read the first page
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Jan 2001
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I'm sorry, but I have to say something. How can ANYONE give this book less than five stars?...
Emily Climbs is a great book. It is one of those rare books that gets better each time you read it, because there are so many things you notice and appreciate. People should be aware that there is no sex, no guns, no Jerry Springer-style shenanigans here....that is the beauty of this book. The heroine, Emily Starr, is a spirited, independent orphan girl who has dreams of becoming a famous writer and poetess. This book follows her life from age fourteen to eighteen -- her friendships, loves, and the gradual fulfillments of her ambitions. Emily is not a 'normal' girl by 19th century standards -- she is stifled by the restrictions of her time. Yet she rises above it. Comparisons with Anne are inevitable, but Emily has what a previous reviewer called 'bite'. L.M.Montgomery has put a lot of her own soul into Emily -- the result is a book which is not only inspiring and uplifting but also very, very funny. Montgomery is at her best in this book -- her umimitable style has never worked better than it has with Emily. A lot of risks are taken with Emily that would not have worked with Anne. What the reader is left with is an unforgettable character, and an unforgettable book. There is a purity and clearness in this book that makes it such a joy to read. You have a developing love story that is engrossing and beautiful, but without a trace of smut or cheapness. You have a heroine who, in a time of conformity chooses her own path in life and tries to remain true to her ideals. How many books have this nowadays? Hardly any. I guarantee you this -- if you choose to read this book, you will not forget it in a hurry...it will remain as fresh and wonderful on it's 50th reading as it was on it's 1st. So read it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Jun 1999
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I enjoy Emily very, very much. She does the sort of funny, daring things that suit her, without worrying about pleasing anyone else, save her concience. She has a certain tang that makes her very enjoyable to read about. Emily isin't for everyone, but is highly reccomendable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on 21 Dec 2009
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Read it! Read it! Read it!

Emily Climbs is one of the best books I have ever read. The whole trilogy are amazing but this one is my favourite. It is a beautiful tale about a orphan girl who longs to be an author. I can identify with Emily so much. Reading it was like reading about myself. I cannot describe how much I love this book. I could - and will - read it over and over again. This is Montgomery at her best and a great book for any of her fans.

Alison, age 12.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Jun 1999
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I have one thing to say, the chapter "In the watches of the night"is so terrifying, my goodness! Mad Mr. morrison is so sad. The book is The most great, wonderful shining book ever written.Now I want to live in PEI, I've been there, but I wish to live there.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Dec 2000
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This book is slow moving and doesn't contain the pace of the Anne books, but Emily is more alive in my imagination! Emily's character is written with much more depth than Anne, and the book is inspiring as you see the world through this dreamer's eyes. It inspires you to write and get out there and dream. Love it, love it, love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Mar 1999
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If you liked the Anne series you'll love this one.In this book Emily grows up a bit and gets new problems and dreams.The books that go with Emily Climbs are,Emily of newmoon and Emilys Queast. You have to read this book and the others.
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By A Customer on 14 Jun 1999
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I can't believe anyone would give this wonderful masterpiece in literature less than 5 stars! Are they blind or what? They don't get better than this book, which is full of joy but also horror and some dark emotions. But this book, which plays with the reader's emotions, is one that I highly recommend to anyone who loves good reading. READ THIS, AND RE-READ IT, I promise that you won't ever be sorry or disapointed. :)
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By C. A. Jones on 24 Aug 2007
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I enjoyed the whole series of these books.How a young girl loses her father, ends up with her maiden aunts.To cope with her grief she writes letters[Emily of New Moon]. This book show how she climbs through life, making some mistakes, but as with all L.M.Montgomery's book's all's well in the end.She writes in such a way ,that it is clean and beautiful, this is a book I read over and over.
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