"I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk-cabbage."
This article is about the Avonlea school and Queen's Academy pupil. You may be looking for the Queen's Academy and Redmond College pupil, Priscilla Grant.

Priscilla "Prissy" Andrews was a member of the Andrews family, the student of Avonlea school and Queen's Academy and most likely the wife of Teddy Phillips.


Early lifeEdit

Prissy was born in 1861 in Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, to Mr. and Mrs. Andrews. She was raised there along with her relative Billy Andrews and other members of her family. Prissy attended Avonlea school in September 1867.

Later lifeEdit

Prissy most likely married Teddy Phillips.


Physical appearanceEdit

"She's got a beautiful complexion and curly brown hair and she does it up so elegantly."
Anne of Green Gables, Chapter 15[src]


Priscilla is a female given name of Latin origin and means ancient or venerable. This name was popular in late 19th century. The word prissy also means stuck-up, show-off or a goody two-shoes.

Behind the scenesEdit


  • In Anne of Green Gables (1979), Prissy was the older sister of Jane Andrews. In the books, they were not sisters, but most likely cousins or distant relatives. In the same series, Prissy married Mr. Phillips. The books give no indication whether Mr. Phillips' courtship of Prissy continued after he left Avonlea.


Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 12 images of Prissy Andrews (view category).


Book appearances

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