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Winton, Colleen

Overview
Works: 9 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 129 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Children's audiobooks  College stories  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Campus fiction  Bildungsromans  Novels 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PZ7.M768, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Colleen Winton
The time of your life : choosing a vibrant joyful future by Margaret Trudeau( )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Trudeau's reflection on life and aging offers women sage advice that is honest, straightforward, and ultimately hopeful. Sharing stories from her own life and the lives of other women, Trudeau discusses everything from pension planning and retirement homes to sex and "grey divorce." Trudeau promotes a more proactive, engaged aging process and encourages baby boomers to serious about finding joy in their "third act."
Anne of Avonlea by L. M Montgomery( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following Anne of Green Gables (1908), the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well as new ones like Mr. Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy
Anne of the island by L. M Montgomery( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continues the adventures of Anne Shirley (introduced in Anne of Green Gables) and her friends at college
Anne of Green Gables by L. M Montgomery( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her. Includes a study guide
The Egg and I by Betty Bard MacDonald( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Egg and I took first America by storm in 1945, selling over 1,000,000 within ten months of it's original publication. Betty MacDonald's first book about her adventures as a young wife on a chicken farm on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state was a breath of fresh air to a world that, in the wake of WWII, sorely needed it. Betty lived with her first husband near Chimacum, Washington--a newlywed doing her best to adjust to and help operate their small chicken farm, from 1927 to 1931. MacDonald was a keen observer of the people around her, and she calls a spade a spade, "and there were a plenty of spades." The Egg and I was adapted for stage, radio and screen, with the movie version starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray. The movie version also introduced the world to Ma and Pa Kettle, the eccentric country bumpkins portrayed by the inimitable Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride, who were so popular that a string of spin-off movies was made about their adventures. Betty MacDonald wrote three other memoirs, as well as the still popular Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series for children, and is recognized by many as an important America humorist. In her MA thesis, The Egg and Us: Contextualization and Historicization (2014), Samantha Hoekstra writes: "Some scholars credit MacDonald with having inspired Shirley Jackson, Erma Bombeck, and other purveyors of domestic humor, but perhaps the most appropriate inheritor of the MacDonald tradition is the contemporary writer David Sedaris...One of the most significant similarities is that the lack of conventionality in both families is presented as normal and worthy of respect. Even as they make fun of their families' foibles, the authors convey an undeniable warmth, affection, and acceptance. In a sense, they challenge the very notion of a 'normal' American family." This is why MacDonald's writing is still relevant and funny today
Anne of Avonlea : an Anne of Green Gables story by L. M Montgomery( )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne is about to start her first term teaching at the Avonlea school, although she will still continue her studies at home with Gilbert, who is teaching at the nearby White Sands School. The book soon introduces Anne's new and problematic neighbour, Mr. Harrison, and his foul-mouthed parrot, as well as the twins, Davy and Dora. They are the children of Marilla's third cousin and she takes them in when their mother dies while their uncle is out of the country. Dora is a nice, well-behaved girl, somewhat boring in her perfect behaviour. Davy is Dora's exact opposite, much more of a handful and constantly getting into many scrapes. They are initially meant to stay only a short time, but the twins' uncle postpones his return to collect the twins and then eventually dies. Both Anne and Marilla are relieved (Marilla inwardly of course) to know the twins will remain with her. Other characters introduced are some of Anne's new pupils, such as Paul Irving, an American boy living with his grandmother in Avonlea while his widower father works in the States. He delights Anne with his imagination and whimsical ways, which are reminiscent of Anne's in her childhood. Later in the book, Anne and her friends meet Miss Lavendar Lewis, a sweet but lonely lady in her 40s who had been engaged to Paul's father 25 years before, but parted from him after a disagreement. At the end of the book, Mr. Irving returns and he and Miss Lavendar marry. Anne discovers the delights and troubles of being a teacher, takes part in the raising of Davy and Dora, and organizes the A.V.I.S. (Avonlea Village Improvement Society) together with Gilbert, Diana, and Fred Wright, though their efforts to improve the town are not always successful. The Society takes up a subscription to repaint an old town hall, only to have the painter provide the wrong colour of paint, turning the hall into a bright blue eyesore. Towards the end of the book, Mrs. Rachel Lynde's husband dies and Mrs. Lynde moves in with Marilla at Green Gables, allowing Anne to go to college at last. She and Gilbert make plans to attend Redmond College in the fall. This book sees Anne maturing slightly, even though she still cannot avoid getting into a number of her familiar scrapes, as only Anne can-some of which include selling her neighbor's cow (having mistaken it for her own), or getting stuck in a broken duck house roof while peeping into a pantry window
Anne of the island by L. M Montgomery( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne leaves Green Gables and her work as a teacher in Avonlea to pursue her original dream of taking further education at Redmond College in Nova Scotia. Gilbert Blythe and Charlie Sloane enroll as well, as does Anne's friend from Queen's Academy, Priscilla Grant. During her first week of school, Anne befriends Philippa Gordon, a beautiful girl whose frivolous ways charm her. Philippa (Phil for short) also happens to be from Anne's birthplace of Bolingbroke. The girls spend their first year in boardinghouses and decide to set up house thereafter in a lovely cottage called Patty's Place, near campus. The girls enter their second year at Redmond happily ensconced at Patty's Place, along with Queen's classmate Stella Maynard and her "Aunt Jimsie" (their chaperone), while life continues in Avonlea. Diana Barry becomes engaged to Fred Wright and Davy and Dora continue to keep Marilla busy. Midway through their college years, Gilbert, who has always loved Anne, proposes to her but Anne rejects him; although she and Gilbert are very close, she holds sentimental fantasies about true love (all featuring a tall, dark, handsome, inscrutable hero) and does not recognise her true feelings for Gilbert. Gilbert leaves, his heart broken, and the two drift apart
Collee Winton, 1984 - Reviews and Articles by Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph)( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Colleen Winton (actor), ca. 1980 - company portrait by Blyth Festival Theatre Archives( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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English (18)