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Lucy Maud Montgomery, the Canadian author of the popular Anne of Green Gables series, introduces us to an endearing new heroine in Emily of New Moon. Like Anne Shirley, Emily Starr is a quick-witted and imaginative orphan who is sent to live with her two maiden aunts at New Moon Farm after her father dies. Though initially disheartened by her strict and conventional Aunt Elizabeth, Emily slowly grows to love her new family and New Moon Farm.
She makes friends there with Ilse Burnley a tomboy with a blazing temper; quiet, artistic Teddy Kent; and Perry Miller, the hired boy, who Aunt Elizabeth looks down upon because he was born in impoverished ‘Stovepipe Town’.
Montgomery considered Emily to be a character much closer to her personality than Anne, and some of the events which occur in the Emily series happened to Montgomery herself. Emily is described as having black hair, purply violet eyes, elfin ears, pale skin, and a unique and enchanting “slow” smile.
This charming audio adaptation of Emily of New Moon is set against the backdrop of picturesque Prince Edward Island. A delightful story the whole family will enjoy!
Megan Follows is a Canadian actress and director whose career has spanned the stage, TV, and film. She was cast as Anne Shirley in the 1985 highly popular CBC-TV miniseries Anne of Green Gables (as well as its two sequels). The part of “Anne” was a coveted role that she won over 3,000 other young girls. The miniseries became successful around the world and remained to this day the highest-rated drama in Canadian television history. Megan earned two Gemini awards as best actress for the first two miniseries, Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel, and a Gemini nomination for the third Anne installment, Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story. You can catch Megan in the new TV drama THE REPUBLIC OF SARAH on the CW.
Adapted for audio by Dave Carley and Beverley Cooper. Directed by Amy Rubinate. Produced by David Farquhar.