Chronicles of Avonlea Library Edition Author:L. M. Montgomery 1912. By the author of Anne of the Green Gables. The first thing every young reader will want to know is whether Anne Shirley appears in these stories of Avonlea and Spencerville. She certainly does. As a matter of fact, page one starts off in this manner: Anne Shirley was curled up on the window seat of Theodora Dix's sitting-room one Saturday ... more »evening, looking dreamily afar at some fair starland beyond the hills of sunset. Anne was visiting for a fortnight of her vacation...The charm of Anne of the Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea is to be found on every page of this gently sentimental and enjoyably humorous book even when Anne, herself, is absent.« less
This is a nice collection of short stories to read when you don't want the Anne of Green Gables series to end. It doesn't involve Anne (although it mentions her a few times) but more the people surrounding her. Each story is meaningful and touching in its own way. It would be hard to pick a favorites among them.