Emily of New Moon
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Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Frederick A. Stokes

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Emily Climbs

Emily of New Moon is the first book in the Emily trilogy by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It is about the life of Emily Byrd Starr, a young girl who is sent to live with her aunts Elizabeth and Laura and cousin Jimmy at New Moon after her father dies when she is ten, and she is left an orphan.


Mr George Boyd MacMillan
Alloa, Scotland
in recognition of a long and stimulating friendship

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Emily Starr never knew what it was to be lonely—until her beloved father died. Now Emily's an orphan, and her mother's snobbish relatives are taking her to live with them at New Moon Farm. She's sure she won't be happy. Emily deals with stiff, stern Aunt Elizabeth and her malicious classmates by holding her head high and using her quick wit. Things begin to change when she makes friends, with Teddy, who does marvelous drawings; with Perry, who's sailed all over the world with his father yet has never been to school; and above all, with Ilse, a tomboy with a blazing temper. Amazingly, Emily finds New Moon beautiful and fascinating. With new friends and adventures, Emily might someday think of herself as Emily of New Moon.



  1. The House in the Hollow
  2. A Watch in the Night
  3. A Hop Out of Kin
  4. A Family Conclave
  5. Diamond Cut Diamond
  6. New Moon
  7. The Book of Yesterday
  8. Trial by Fire
  9. A Special Providence
  10. Growing Pains
  11. Ilse
  12. The Tansy Patch
  13. A Daughter of Eve
  14. Fancy Fed
  15. Various Tragedies
  16. Check for Miss Brownell
  17. Living Epistles
  18. Father Cassidy
  19. Friends Again
  20. By Aerial Post
  21. "Romantic But Not Comfortable"
  22. Wyther Grange
  23. Deals with Ghosts
  24. A Different Kind of Happiness
  25. "She Couldn't Have Done It"
  26. On the Bay Shore
  27. The Vow of Emily
  28. A Weaver of Dreams
  29. Sacrilege
  30. When the Curtain Lifted
  31. Emily's Great Moment


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Emily of New Moon series
Emily of New Moon (1923) • Emily Climbs (1925) • Emily's Quest (1927)