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Anne of Green Gables

by L. M. Montgomery

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Series: Anne of Green Gables (1)

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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.
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    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Polenth, rosylibrarian)
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    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (VictoriaPL, kiwiflowa, Morteana)
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    Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Polenth)
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    The Annotated Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (FranklyMyDarling)
    FranklyMyDarling: Lots of fascinating notes, photographs and insight for the real Anne fan.
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    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin (infiniteletters)
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    A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter (carlym)
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    Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery (HollyMS)
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    Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink (meggyweg)
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    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Cecilturtle)
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    Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery (lloannna)
    lloannna: There are sequels! Lots and LOTS of sequels. This is one of them.
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    The Keeping Days by Norma Johnston (atimco)
    atimco: Similar setting and local color. Johnston is grittier than Montgomery, but their heroines have a lot of similarities.
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    Anne of Green Gables [1985 film] by Kevin Sullivan (TheLittlePhrase)
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    Anne of Avonlea [1987 film] by Kevin Sullivan (TheLittlePhrase)
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    Jane of Lantern Hill by L. M. Montgomery (HollyMS)
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    The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories by Sarah Orne Jewett (cransell)
    cransell: The Country of Pointed Firs really reminded me of Anne of Green Gables - although not at all focused of a child or growing up. But if you enjoy one, you'll likely enjoy the other.
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    I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (casvelyn)
    casvelyn: The protagonists have a similar voice and outlook on life.
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    Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy (Cecrow)
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    The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (julienne_preacher)
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    A Faraway Island by Annika Thor (cbl_tn)
    cbl_tn: There are similarities between characters (young girl taken in by a stern older woman) and an island setting.
  20. 02
    Heidi [adapted - Great Illustrated Classics] by Johanna Spyri (zottel)
    zottel: Both books describe childhoods of orphan girls, one high up in the Alps, one in rural Canada. Many parallels.

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A bit dated, but enjoyable! I never read it as a child, but my daughter loved it. It's been in my classroom library for over 20 years. I am glad I finally took the time to read it. ( )
  Chrissylou62 | Aug 1, 2020 |
I listened to this on audiobook because I have never in all my thirty years been able to read past the first few pages - I always lost interest and/or fell asleep. I found the audiobook much more suitable and it kept my interest and my only complaint is that NONE OF Y'ALL ASSHOLES WARNED ME ABOUT THIS BOOK. There I was on my lunchtime jog ON A PUBLIC ROAD and the book comes to the last few chapters and suddenly I am on my lunchtime jog ON A PUBLIC ROAD just CRYING MY EYES OUT like a complete lunatic. You, as a group, had no right to just let me think this book was a masterpiece of childhood literature along the lines of Laura Ingalls Wilder rather than the heartbreaking and beautiful work of art that it is. You should all be ashamed of yourselves, especially those who suggested that I would love this book. I did, of course, but that is beside the point. ( )
  ErinCSmith | Jul 24, 2020 |
I loved this as a child and it remains very engaging. One of the reasons this works is Anne's ebulliance. We are really rooting for her and also terrified for her, because she is so vulnerable. Her observations and the way she glorifies the world ring very true and are endearing. Then the contrast between Marilla and Matthew is wonderful. I was a little worried that Matthew would come off as creepy, given the very changed context of your times. But he is a perfect foil for Marilla's narrowness and slow warming to the orphaned girl. ( )
  MaximusStripus | Jul 7, 2020 |
It was SO much fun to revisit Anne! It is such a sweet story and I can't wait till my daughter is older so that I can share it with her. I'm looking forward to watching the new series on Netflix as well. ( )
  KeriLynneD | Jul 3, 2020 |
The show broke my heart man, can't wait to get my hands on the book
  Kat.Nova | Jun 27, 2020 |
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Montgomery, L. M.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Atwood, MargaretForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Burton, KateReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Claus, M.A.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Claus, W.A.J.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Erckenbrecht, IrmelaÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Klein, LaurieNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Leplar, Anna C.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mills, Lauren A.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Savage, KarenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stahl, Ben F.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vesala, HiljaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Epigraph
The good stars met in your horoscope,
Made you of spirit and fire and dew.
- Browning
Dedication
To the memory of my Father and Mother
First words
Mrs. Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped down into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies' eardrops and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place; it was reputed to be an intricate, headlong brook in its earlier course through those woods, with dark secrets of pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde's Hollow it was a quiet well-conducted little stream, for not even a brook could run past Mrs. Rachel Lynde's door without due regard for decency and decorum; it probably was conscious that Mrs. Rachel was sitting at her window, keeping a sharp eye on everything that passed, from brooks and children up, and that if she noticed anything odd or out of place she would never rest until she had ferreted out the whys and wherefores thereof.
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"Marilla, isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? … Oh, don't you see, Marilla? There must be a limit to the mistakes one person can make, and when I get to the end of them, then I'll be through with them. That's a very comforting thought."
"There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting."
Marilla felt more embarrassed than ever. She had intended to teach Anne the childish classic, "Now I lay me down to sleep". But she had, as I have told you, the glimmerings of a sense of humor – which is simply another name for a sense of the fitness of things.
"Oh, but it's good to be alive and to be going home," breathed Anne.
But if the path set before her feet was to be narrow, she knew that flowers of quiet happiness would bloom along it.
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The isbn 0553153277 is not associated with Penguin readers, but with the unabridged version of Anne of Green Gables.
The ISBN 0448060302 is the Illustrated Junior Library edition of Anne of Green Gables.
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Inspiring, adventurous, and full of life, Anne (with an 'e') is adopted into the home of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. Although they had originally wanted a boy, they begin to fall in love with the red-headed spunky girl, despite her shenanigans. This is a story of the life of Anne Shirley; from experiencing life's highs when finding bosom friends, to being in the 'depths of despair' during its trials, Anne learns to love those around her while experiencing all life has to offer.

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Haiku summary
We'll get an orphan,
He can help with the farm work.
Oh-oh -- she's a girl.
(SylviaC)

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