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Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables Novels) (original 1908; edition 1984)

by L. M. Montgomery

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Title:Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables Novels)
Authors:L. M. Montgomery
Info:Tandem Library (1984), School & Library Binding, 310 pages
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Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (1908)

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Anne of Green Gables is a heartwarming story about a talkative young girl with red hair, which she talks about as if it is a horrible burden. I love how young Anne Shirley is capable of such intricate, big words and talks endlessly.
I love Matthew, who quietly accepts how amazingly different Anne is from her schoolmates and children her age. Marilla is sterner, but her stiff heart softens as Anne grows on her. Diana, a friendly, modest character, becomes Anne's “bosom friend.” Mrs Rachel Lynde was rather difficult to like in the beginning, but likely will grow on readers as the years pass.
The new cover art is so very Anne, no hat, braids, and butterflies. She can be so free, and this particular cover art really is purely Anne. I personally love it.
I feel everyone should try Anne of Green Gables, even children around my age, or slightly younger even. I found the book slightly intimidating, with big words flying left and right. But honestly, I still loved it.

Sable Jane, Age 10 ( )
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L.M. Montgomery was an amazing writer. I have always loved the Anne books and was happy to read it all over again. Anne of Green Gables is a fabulous book for all ages! ( )
  amilligan | Jan 16, 2015 |
I saw Anne of Green Gables mentioned on LibraryThing.com Best Children's Books You've Read list, and I realized I vaguely remember seeing one of the "Anne of..." movies, but I had never read the book. I picked it up and absolutely adored it! It most certainly would have been a book I would have loved to read as a child. Great, spunky girl with character-building stories per chapter. Tales of town life on Prince Edward Island and recipes included! I'm looking forward to enjoying the other books about Anne in the series. ( )
  deslivres5 | Jan 11, 2015 |
[Re-read 2013]
Still love this just as much as ever!

Alas, the cover has come off my old much-read copy now. Time to buy a new edition? ( )
  devafagan | Jan 2, 2015 |
This was one of my favorite books as a child. I fell in love with Anne (make sure you spell it "Anne with an e!") right from the beginning, and enjoyed reading about each and every one of her antics. I was greatly surprised when I learned that there was an entire series devoted to her, and I read them all time and time again as a youngster. ( )
  sealford | Dec 31, 2014 |
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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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Disambiguation notice
The isbn 0553153277 is not associated with Penguin readers, but with the unabridged version of Anne of Green Gables.
Worked on by Christina Birgander and Birgitta Hvidberg
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. I absolutely love this book and how dramatic and descriptive Anne can be. It is at the top of the list because I have never really wanted to read a book more than once; and this is an exception. I also find Gilbert to be incredibly romantic as the story continues and I cannot help to fall in love with the characters that Montgomery portrays throughout this story.
Haiku summary
We'll get an orphan,
He can help with the farm work.
Oh-oh -- she's a girl.
(SylviaC)

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 055321313X, Mass Market Paperback)

When Marilla Cuthbert's brother, Matthew, returns home to Green Gables with a chatty redheaded orphan girl, Marilla exclaims, "But we asked for a boy. We have no use for a girl." It's not long, though, before the Cuthberts can't imagine how they could ever do without young Anne of Green Gables--but not for the original reasons they sought an orphan. Somewhere between the time Anne "confesses" to losing Marilla's amethyst pin (which she never took) in hopes of being allowed to go to a picnic, and when Anne accidentally dyes her hated carrot-red hair green, Marilla says to Matthew, "One thing's for certain, no house that Anne's in will ever be dull." And no book that she's in will be, either. This adapted version of the classic, Anne of Green Gables, introduces younger readers to the irrepressible heroine of L.M. Montgomery's many stories. Adapter M.C. Helldorfer includes only a few of Anne's mirthful and poignant adventures, yet manages to capture the freshness of one of children's literature's spunkiest, most beloved characters. There's just enough to make beginning readers want more--luckily, there's a lot more in the originals! Illustrator Ellen Beier creates vibrant pictures to portray the beauty of the land around Green Gables and the spirited nature of Anne herself. (Ages 5 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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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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