The Story Girl

The Story Girl

Book - 1944
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The Story Girl is a 1911 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. It narrates the adventures of a group of young cousins and their friends who live in a rural community on Prince Edward Island, Canada. The book is narrated by Beverley, who together with his brother Felix, has come to live with his Aunt Janet and Uncle Alec King on their farm while their father travels for business. They spend their leisure time with their cousins Dan, Felicity and Cecily King, hired boy Peter Craig, neighbour Sara Ray and another cousin, Sara Stanley. The latter is the Story Girl of the title, and she entertains the group with fascinating tales including various events in the King family history. "I do like a road, because you can be always wondering what is at the end of it," once said Sara Stanley, also known as the Story Girl. She is enlightening and brings about a glow to the reader's heart. The sequel to the book is The Golden Road, written in 1913. The Story Girl was one of the books which inspired the Canadian television series Road to Avonlea.
Publisher: Toronto : Ryerson Press, 1944, c1910
ISBN: 9780770001964
Branch Call Number: FIC/MON


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Aug 03, 2017

Fourteen-year-old Sara Stanley (called the Story Girl) comes to Carlisle, Prince Edward Island, and along with her cousins and friends, creates a hilarious, fun-packed, colorful, beautiful, sweet summer. The Story Girl is "not beautiful" but "fascinating." and has a "clear, sweet, far-reaching, bell-like" voice that has the ability to entrance listeners, bring out emotions and tones, and create visual images of that story for the little group. "If voices had color, hers would have been like a rainbow. It made words live. Whatever she said became a breathing entity, not a mere verbal statement or utterance." Along with the observant, kindhearted Beverley, fat and sensitive Felix, lazy and frank Dan, pretty and conceited Felicity, mild and sweet Cecily, funny and "hired boy" Peter, these lovable, funny youngsters have all these crazy adventures and hilarious events and sweet surprises through the wonderful summer. "And before us was the dream of spring. It is always safe to dream of spring. For it is sure to come; and if it be not just as we have pictured it, it will be infinitely sweeter."
- @StarRead of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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