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Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables Novels) (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 (Author)

  1. 250
    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Polenth, rosylibrarian)
  2. 240
    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (VictoriaPL, kiwiflowa, Morteana)
  3. 190
    Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Polenth)
  4. 130
    The Annotated Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (FranklyMyDarling)
    FranklyMyDarling: Lots of fascinating notes, photographs and insight for the real Anne fan.
  5. 132
    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin (infiniteletters)
  6. 110
    A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter (carlym)
  7. 111
    Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery (HollyMS)
  8. 123
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Cecilturtle)
  9. 80
    Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink (meggyweg)
  10. 70
    Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery (lloannna)
    lloannna: There are sequels! Lots and LOTS of sequels. This is one of them.
  11. 30
    The Keeping Days by Norma Johnston (wisewoman)
    wisewoman: Similar setting and local color. Johnston is grittier than Montgomery, but their heroines have a lot of similarities.
  12. 20
    The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (julienne_preacher)
  13. 42
    Jane of Lantern Hill by L. M. Montgomery (HollyMS)
  14. 31
    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.
  15. 31
    I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (casvelyn)
    casvelyn: The protagonists have a similar voice and outlook on life.
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  kephradyx | Jun 20, 2017 |
I hadn't read this classic since I was a little girl and it was soo nice to revisit it. I forgot how charming Anne is and how happy her antics made me. As an adult I realize there isn't much of a plot, each chapter is a short story on some mischief or excitement that Anne gets up to, but honestly that makes it all the more charming. I am definitely inspired to read more of the series (I've only ever read the first one!) and to rewatch the show, although from what I hear I may need to avoid the new Netflix original. All in all a great re-read. It definitely holds up :) ( )
  ecataldi | Jun 20, 2017 |
Anne the orphan (eventually of Green Gables) is born under a lucky star. Always doing things (badly) with the best of intentions, she gets into "scrapes" and learns from them. This is very much a wholehearted and wholesome children's tale, taking place in Western Canada. Anne is smart, good-hearted, and full of imagination. Great book for any age. ( )
  J9Plourde | Jun 13, 2017 |
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 | Jun 11, 2017 |
I read _Anne of Green Gables_ probably more than 20 times as a young person. I recently started re-reading it with my daughter, and--although we are early on as yet--it is as fresh as it ever was, with a character who still appeals, and enough drama and emotion to satisfy even kids used to today's more action-oriented children's lit. ( )
  lquilter | Jun 1, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Montgomery, L. M.Authorprimary 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
Mills, Lauren A.Illustratorsecondary 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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Disambiguation notice
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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Book description
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.

Available online at The Hathi Trust:
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/...

Also available at The Internet Archive:
https://archive.org/details/cu31924013...

Also available at Project Gutenberg:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20593...
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

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:50 -0400)

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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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