'It's a million times nicer to be Anne of Green Gables than Anne of nowhere in particular, isn't it?' My dislikes: Being an orphan, having red hair, being called 'carrots' by Gilbert Blythe. My likes: Living at the Green Gables with Marilla and Matthew, my bosom-friend Diana, dresses with puff sleeves. My regrets: Dying my hair green. Smashing a ...Read More'It's a million times nicer to be Anne of Green Gables than Anne of nowhere in particular, isn't it?' My dislikes: Being an orphan, having red hair, being called 'carrots' by Gilbert Blythe. My likes: Living at the Green Gables with Marilla and Matthew, my bosom-friend Diana, dresses with puff sleeves. My regrets: Dying my hair green. Smashing a slate over Gilbert Blythe's head. My dream: To tame my temper. To be good (this is an uphill struggle). To grow up to have auburn hair! Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can find out about the real Green Gables, the plucky author and more! Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from Peter Pan and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.Read Less
Purchased this for my 12 year old sons summer reading (requiered by his school) and he said it was actually pretty good. He did not expect to like it. I am happy that it caught his attention. He is still reading it and will be finishing it soon.
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Jul 14, 2011
Anne of Green Gables
This is one of the best children's books of all time. It is a wonderful story about a young orphan girl who is adopted by an elderly couple on Prince Edward Island; and the ups and downs on both sides as she establishes herself as one of the family. The book is beautifully written and this version is very good indeed. I have no hesitation in recommending it to all children, particularly girls (between about 8 and 12 years old).
Sep 17, 2010
enjoyed the subject matter. it held my interest. i really think everyone would enjoy this book
Nov 22, 2008
I recently read this book, having somehow missed the story in my childhood. I found the book, written in earlier part of the last century, to be fresh and charming. Anne, a red-haired, freckled-face girl of eight, comes to live on a farm on Prince Edward island. She is talkative, imaginative and her life is full of childhood mishaps. Through the course of the book, Anne adjusts to her surroundings and blossoms into a young adult. Before cars, Hollywood movies, even telephones--life is simpler, harder and perhaps richer. This book is a very pleasant read for an adult or older child.
Oct 1, 2007
Anne of Green Gables
When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to a local orphanage for a boy to help on the farm, fate sends them a skinny, imaginative, red haired girl called Anne Shirley. Anne is far from Marilla's idea of a well behaved little girl, but she decides to "bring Anne up" as best she can. Anne is a neglected soul, hungry for love and many comic misunderstandings ensure. This is the first book of a series of eight, which reflect a Canadian, Victorian childhood and girlhood and an Edwardian womanhood. I have read this book many times since I first read it as a child and have given it to various nieces as well as my daughter. I always find something to amuse me even after many perusals. Anne engages your interest because she is painted as a human , with her fair share of faults. She has a bad temper and is vain about her nose and wishes fervently for the latest fashions. She exhibits crushes on her teacher and the minister's wife from which more mature friendships spring. Her bosom friend is Diana, a Victorian ideal in looks and intelligence. Anne departs from this as she is ambitious and clever, with her own way to make in the world. Montgomery does not shrink from visiting real sorrow on Anne and imparts the morals of love, gratitude and troubles bravely born. You are left wanting to know more and the good thing about this series is Anne of Green Gables is just the beginning of a series which continues into the second generation. A good read with a feel good factor suitable for all ages.
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