Anne Shirley starts her first term teaching at the Avonlea School, although she still continues her own studies at home. She now takes her place among the "important" and "grown up" people of Avonlea society, as its only schoolteacher. Anne is also a founding member of the Avonlea Village Improvement Society which tries to improve the Avonlea landscape.
Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels with Anne of Green Gables, an orphaned girl, mistakenly sent to a couple, who had intended to adopt a boy. Anne novels made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. Most of her novels were set in Prince Edward Island, and locations within Canada's smallest province became a literary landmark and popular tourist site.