Anne of Green Gables is the classic children's book by L M Montgomery, the inspiration for the Netflix Original series Anne with an E. Watch it now! Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They are waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter. It's not long before Anne finds herself in trouble, but soon it ...
Anne of Green Gables is the classic children's book by L M Montgomery, the inspiration for the Netflix Original series Anne with an E. Watch it now! Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They are waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter. It's not long before Anne finds herself in trouble, but soon it becomes impossible for the Cuthberts to imagine life without 'their' Anne - and for the people of Avonlea to recall what it was like before this wildly creative little girl whirled into town. L. M. Montgomery was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, in 1874. A prolific writer, she published many short stories, poems and novels but she is best known for Anne of Green Gables and its sequels, inspired by the years she spent on the beautiful Prince Edward Island. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942 and was buried in Cavendish on her beloved island. Other books by L. M. Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables; Anne of Avonlea; Anne of the Island; Anne of Windy Poplars; Anne's House of Dreams; Anne of Ingleside; Rainbow Valley; Rilla of Ingleside; Emily of New Moon; Emily Climbs; Emily's Quest; Pat of Silver Bush; Mistress Pat; The Story Girl; The GOlden Road; Kilmeny of the Orchard; The Blue Castle; Magic for Marigold; A Tangled Web; Jane of Lantern Hill
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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