Emily of New Moon: A Book Report

Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery, is about a imaginative girl whose father dies and she goes to live with her mother’s family, the Murrays. The Murrays are a very old and strict family, and this story is about Emily’s life with the Murrays of New Moon, her budding aspiration to be a writer, and her friends.

Set in Prince Edward Island, this book follows the story of Emily, who is smart, thoughtful, and gets into a lot of scrapes. Her and her friends Ilse, Teddy, and Perry, have a lot of interesting adventures together, and at school she doesn’t get along well with her teacher for writing poems on her slate. She loves writing and her cats. At first, her relationship with her Aunt Elizabeth is strained, but she soon learns to care for her relatives at New Moon.

The story is about Emily adapting to her new home and meeting new people.

Emily of New Moon is about a young girl meeting her relatives for the first time. She is nervous about who will take her in. She eventually stays with her strict Aunt Elizabeth, her nice Aunt Laura, and her eccentric Cousin Jimmy. The story is about her growing up, her conflict with her Aunt Elizabeth, and a solving of a mystery around her friend Ilse.

Emily and her Aunt Elizabeth don’t get along well because Emily does not act like what becomes a Murray, a very old and important family in the book.  She is extremely imaginative, to the point of shutting others out. Aunt Elizabeth has no imagination, leading her to misunderstand Emily’s various antics. Eventually, she proves to her aunt that she is a Murray, and at the threat of losing Emily to a deadly sickness, her and her aunt become friends.

The story is relatable because anyone can find themselves in a new situation.

This book is one I would definitely recommend to everyone, but girls 12 years or older would definitely appreciate this story the most. Lucy Maud Montgomery’s characters are fleshed out and interesting, and the scrapes Emily gets into are both believable, amusing, and sympathetic. The writing is also amazing. So, give this book a try!

 

 

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A response to art

La belle ferronnière

What am I looking at?

A girl in a fancy red dress and a necklace. She is also wearing some jewelry on her head. Her hair is tightly pulled back and she is in a dark room.

How was it made?

It is an oil painting.

When was it made, and what was happening in the world at that time?

It was made in 1490-1496. During that time, Columbus discovered America.

What is it saying? What is its meaning to the artist, and to us now?

People have been  trying to figure out the ‘who’ and ‘why’ of this painting for a very long time. It was made by Leonardo da Vinci or one of his friends. The subject was a well to do Spanish girl, but besides that, nothing more is known.

Why did I choose this painting?

In one of my forgery books, I stumbled across this painting. I was intrigued by it because it was one of the lesser know Da Vinci paintings. The painting is very mysterious, so that is why the forgers chose it to copy because not much is known about it.

 

Wild Horses!

We were biking through the dunes when we came upon a group of wild horses! They were grazing and there was this little Colt who was running and jumping and neighing. He was really cute! The horses weren’t scared of us at all. It is truly an amazing thing to see horses in the wild.

Geocaching

  • On Thursday, we went Geocaching! Geochaching is basically a form of treasure hunting with your phone as the map. People hid boxes with tradable items and logbooks, and when you find them, you sign your name. If you see anything interesting for trade, you trade it for an item of equal value. One time, we had to go thru the woods to find the ruins of a stone house. The logbook was hidden in the tree next to the house! That was fun.

Anyways, yesterday we did two. The first one was hidden under a tree, but water had seeped into the box, making the contents damp and dirty.  The second one was actually a large nail stuck in a post. Luckily, we knew what we were looking for, otherwise it would have been extremely hard!

Have you ever been Geochaching? If not, I definitely recommend it!