Before Sarah Polley became synonymous with The Story Girl in Kevin Sullivan’s Road to Avonlea series, she portrayed another one of L.M. Montgomery famous characters in Sullivan’s film adaptation of Jane of Lantern Hill. Polley won a Gemini Award for her performance as the young orphan girl, Josephine Turner, in this award-winning movie.
Though farmers are usually considered the most down to earth people, they have been the subject of some very famous films. I recently stumbled across an article that celebrated National Farmer’s Market Week (Aug. 7 – 13), by highlighting five films about farming, including The Straight Story, starring Richard Farnsworth (Matthew Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables).
We’re often asked for information on the many tourist destinations that Prince Edward Island, the land of Road to Avonlea, has to offer. Since the possibilities are almost endless, we’ve decided to focus today on the reasons why PEI’s golf courses are considered some of the best in Canada.
Yesterday, we took a look at some of the hardships that author L.M. Montgomery endured during her marriage to minister Ewen Macdonald. In light of her difficulties, it is interesting to consider the wisdom that Maud acquired when she studied the marriages of others as well.
Road to Avonlea is rich in historical detail about the lives of the settlers of Prince Edward Island just after the turn of the 20th century. But, much like the rest of Canada and the United States, the residents of Avonlea were not the initial founders of the land. Here is a short summary of the history of one of the most culturally and physically beautiful islands in the world.
Kevin Sullivan deliberately placed Anne Shirley, Gilbert Blythe and Felix King in the center of the chaos of the First World War in order to present a stark contrast to the beauty and innocence of the age of Avonlea. Their idyllic lives are thrown off balance in the confusion of this new era.