Lucy Montgomery (1874 - 1942) was a Canadian author best known for her series of books beginning with Anne of Green Gables. Her warm understanding of human nature and a love of the countryside are apparent in her stories. Anne of Green Gables is the story of a mischievous girl--an orphan with fiery red hair, a quick temper, and a vivid imagination. The orphanage sends her to a shy Nova Scotia farmer and his no-nonsense sister even though the family had requested a boy. The longer Anne stays with them, the less they can remember life without her. For grades 5-8 and older readers.