Aunt Hetty’s Ordeal

AuthorGail Hamilton
Country: Canada/USA
Publishers: HarperCollins (Toronto); Bantam Skylark (New York)
Date: 1992 (Canada); 1993 (USA)
Pagination: iv + 121 pp.
Format: Trade paperback
Trim: 7.58″ x 5.25″
ISBN: 0-00-647155-2 (Canada), 0-553-48039-1 (USA)
Series: Road to Avonlea

Aunt Hetty’s Ordeal is the thirteenth of twenty-nine titles in the Road to Avonlea storybook series, “based on the Sullivan Films productions adapted from the novels of Lucy Maud Montgomery.” Written by Gail Hamilton and based on the episode of the same name by Marlene Matthews, it was first published in Canada by HarperCollins in 1992 and reprinted in the U.S. by Bantam Skylark in 1993. It was preceded by Sara’s Homecoming and followed by Of Corsets and Secrets and True True Love.

From the Back Cover

Aunt Hetty—Miss King to her well-behaved students—is out to prove herself the very best schoolmarm Avonlea has ever known. To accomplish her goal, she has determined to make a model student of poor, uneducated Gus Pike. But Gus, as it turns out, puts not only her teaching skills to the test, but her compassion as well.

Adapted from the award-winning, internationally acclaimed television series, the magical adventures of “The Story Girl” continue—in the spirit and tradition of Lucy Maud Montgomery—for a new generation of young readers.

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