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Anne Of Green Gables (edition 1983)

by L.M. Montgomery

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Title:Anne Of Green Gables
Authors:L.M. Montgomery
Info:Seal Books (1983), Edition: 1, Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:children'sclassic

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Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

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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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    Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery (Hollerama)
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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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    I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (casvelyn)
    casvelyn: The protagonists have a similar voice and outlook on life.
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    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.
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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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Evergreen story is a phrase which comes to my mind when i read it.
Its a tale of a young girl who is adopted mistakenly by a brother-sister duo , as they wanted a boy to get help in their farm chores. Anne, constantly tries to impress the people around her. Her childhood is a perfect example of a young girl who talks non-stop or who wants a best friend but cant find any easily or who takes all the challenges without thinking or who is too egoistic to accept apology etc etc.

It was a ride through the childhood. :)
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  PallaviSharma | May 9, 2016 |
There are lots of youthful “chick-lit” classics from a century or so ago, including Louisa May Alcott’s "Little Women" (1880), but of those I’ve read, this is my favorite. I was 48 and male (still am) when I read it, and it knocked me out. I loved Anne, I loved her adoptive parents (they’re siblings, not a couple) and couldn’t read it fast enough. Anne is eleven at the start of the novel, which might make it seem like a little-kid book to teens, but she ages quickly and there’s nothing elementary-school about Montgomery’s writing. The story’s a bit sentimental, but I’m a cynical ex-journalist and I fell for it.
  Bill.Dawson | Apr 19, 2016 |
I think if I would have read this as a young person, I would have liked it even more. I thought the pacing was a bit strange--in the earlier chapters, things moved very slowly but later months would pass during one chapter. It felt like Montgomery had clearly intended the book to be the first in a series, so I was confused as to why she felt the need to rush the end. ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 2016 |
I think if I would have read this as a young person, I would have liked it even more. I thought the pacing was a bit strange--in the earlier chapters, things moved very slowly but later months would pass during one chapter. It felt like Montgomery had clearly intended the book to be the first in a series, so I was confused as to why she felt the need to rush the end. ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 2016 |
Although this is still my favorite children's book of all time, this narrator does not do it justice ( )
  melcbooks | Mar 16, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
L. M. Montgomeryprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klein, LaurieNarratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Atwood, MargaretAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Burton, KateReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mills, Lauren A.Illustratorsecondary 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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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)

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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