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Feb 12, 2008, 12:35am Top

I watched Anne of Green Gables on television last night. When this novel was assigned as one of a bunch of books I knew enough to avoid it - but now, at age 70, I would like my 8 year old granddaughter to read it. She is a bright (like all grandchildren) girl who lives in Manhattan. I wonder if any readers might tell me the appropriate age at which to give her this book. Thanks!

B. Stronghart

Feb 12, 2008, 3:14am Top

Hi Stronghart. I just loved the Anne series growing up. My Great Neice is 7 almost 8 and she just started the Anne of Green Gables Junior reader which I got her for Christmas. One of my co-workers has a daugher who is 9 and she over when my Neice was visiting and they went online to AnneDiary.com

Its a website for young girls which is supposed to be Anne Sullivan from AofGG they can interact and write diary notes and read stories. It seems to be a very nice website that the girls are all into. Very very safe. That said I don't think 8 would be too young. You may want to start with the Junior Reader like I did for my Neice. What a good grammy!!! She'll just love the stories. Check out the website.

Feb 12, 2008, 8:15am Top

I'm curious, what do you mean by "I knew enough to avoid it"?

Feb 12, 2008, 6:19pm Top

Probably that if it was assigned reading it couldn't possibly be worth your time!

Edited: Feb 13, 2008, 11:18am Top

I read Anne of Green Gables probably at age 10 or so. I promptly fell in love with Gilbert and wished the entire contents of Anne's house of dreams was my own life. :) Emily of New Moon is also wonderful!

2008 is actually the 100th anniversary of Anne of Green Gables. There is a website dedicated to the anniversary at http://www.anne2008.com/. (I'm a native Prince Edward Islander so in a way I'm a bit obligated to spread the word, as it were.)

Mar 24, 2008, 6:01pm Top

Thanks for the advice re Anne of Gren Gables, I shall take it and get the jr. reader. But maybe both , hmmm.

B. Stronghart

Mar 24, 2008, 6:02pm Top

Thanks for the advice re Anne of Gren Gables, I shall take it and get the jr. reader. But maybe both , hmmm.

B. Stronghart

Mar 24, 2008, 6:03pm Top

It was assigned in the seventh grade - first form-- and I thought it was too girly for a boy.

B. Stronghart

Mar 24, 2008, 7:02pm Top

I think 9-10 years of age is about right for Anne of Green Gables, assuming the reading comprehension is there. I loved the series at about that age.

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