Tales from Avonlea - Season 1

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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Adapted from several novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery, this multi-award-winning Canadian series (originally broadcast as Road to Avonlea), is a spin-off of the acclaimed miniseries Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea. Sarah Polley stars here as Sara Stanley, a wealthy and pampered Montreal girl who is dispatched to remote Prince Edward Island after her widowed father is embroiled in a devastating financial scandal. The first ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Adapted from several novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery, this multi-award-winning Canadian series (originally broadcast as Road to Avonlea), is a spin-off of the acclaimed miniseries Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea. Sarah Polley stars here as Sara Stanley, a wealthy and pampered Montreal girl who is dispatched to remote Prince Edward Island after her widowed father is embroiled in a devastating financial scandal. The first episode, "The Journey Begins," is more dramatic than later episodes, as Sara is uprooted from her privileged way of life and reunited with her long-lost, far-flung relatives. These include the very severe Aunt Hetty (Jackie Burroughs, who was honored with Canada's prestigious Gemini Award), who blames Sara's father for his wife's death; and Sara's young cousin Felicity, who resents the newcomer: The pair's rivalry hilariously escalates in "Proof of the Pudding" before blossoming into friendship. Although initially unable and unwilling to fend for herself, the spirited Sara is "a clever little thing" and, like Pollyanna, becomes an integral member of the close-knit community. Avonlea's pleasures are timeless, despite its early-20th-century setting, with plenty of childhood mischief, memorable and eccentric characters, and captivating coming-of-age stories. It found a U.S. home on the Disney Channel and is a welcome addition to the DVD library.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2005
  • UPC: 786936691252
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  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 9:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,475

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Disc #1 -- Tales From Avonlea: Season One, Vol. 1
   Episodes
      The Journey Begins
      The Story Girl Earns Her Name
      The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's
      The Materializing of Duncan
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      Lady and the Tramp
      The Wild Shaggy Dog
      Classic Family
      Old Yeller
      Kronk's New Groove
      Sky High
Disc #2 -- Tales From Avonlea: Season One, Vol. 2
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      Song of the Night (aka "Old Lady Lloyd")
      Proof of the Pudding
      Aunt Abigail's Beau
      Malcolm and the Baby
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Disc #3 -- Tales From Avonlea: Season One, Vol. 3
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      Felicity's Challenge
      The Hope Chest of Arabella King (aka "The Blue Chest of Arabella King")
      The Witch of Avonlea
      Nothing Endures But Change
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    When can we expect season 2???

    This was utterly fantastic. But when is season 2 coming out? I can't wait!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Too heavily edited.

    I bought this for my sister, who has every episode practically memorized. She noticed that they cut out scenes and lines of each episode from when they were on TV. We were annoyed and disappointed by this, though it would only be a problem for someone who knows the series well enough to notice!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Delightfully Charming

    My family and I would gather around the tv on Sunday nights to watch Avonlea. I grew up being a big fan of the Anne of Green Gables series, so this one was right up my alley. If you enjoyed Anne, you will enjoy Sarah Stanley and her cousins as they grow into adults!

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