Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

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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.
Publisher: New York :, HarperFestival
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9781402288951
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Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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from Stacy: "My Grandma made me read these as a kid, the whole series! At the time I didn't appreciate the characters, local color and story. When I reread them as an adult I had a whole new perspective, especially because our family is from that part of Canada. The whole series is beautiful... Read More »


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srushworld
Jun 23, 2020

This is a very touching and meaningful book that has a strong female lead. Love it and would definitely recommend this to others.

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GreenNinjaGirl
Jun 12, 2020

I LOVE this book series. It's filled with tragedy, good morals, and a strong female character. Anne is an orphan who's life has been filled with one bad luck after another when she is mistakenly taken in by siblings Mathew and Marilla her life begins to take a brighter path. Follow along with Anne's great adventures as she struggles with her new life. 14+

icecream4books Mar 07, 2020

Though Anne of Green Gables is generally considered a children's or young adult book, I didn't discover it until my twenties - I loved it then and I still love it now, over 20 years later. The author works magic as she weaves this tale of an unloved & lonely orphan's accidental adoption by a brother and sister who never imagined their lives could be so enriched by a little girl. She makes me laugh and cry and think and rejoice as I read about the adventures and misadventures of Anne and the reactions of those around her. Not only does Anne grow, but her guardians, Matthew and Marilla, grow in beautiful and unexpected ways. It is a beautiful story of the power of love, truth, forgiveness, humility, and imagination, and it never grows stale.

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rpavlacic
Feb 16, 2020

I first read this story at the age of 11 on a trip to Prince Edward Island and fell in love with the story and the main character. Nearly forty years later, it still has a hold on me and it's the tale that's worth the five stars. This time around I read the Sterling Publishing edition. It features illustrations of Anne at various points in her life, in a medium called scratchboard (which is described in the endnotes and is quite innovative). They are very pleasant, but my beef is the artists, husband and wife set designers for Broadway, chose to use the same painting for a series of chapters, rather than one for each of the 38. It might have added more to the experience.

VaughanPLDaniela Nov 28, 2019

This classic story captures my heart from the very first page. I admire Anne Shirley’s curious mind and determined attitude. Anne’s message is one we can all learn from: be true to yourself!

ArapahoeTina Oct 26, 2019

A tale every child should have in their life, and I love the newly illustrated cover!

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SCL_Christine
Jul 23, 2019

This is a wonderful Canadian classic that everyone should take the chance to read.

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Penguinreader101
Jun 09, 2019

A quaint, darling light read!

happyreader64 May 17, 2019

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy M. Montgomery has captured the heart of an 11 year old girl like no one I’ve ever read before. Her writing style is clear and descriptive. I found myself laughing out loud so many times. Anne and all the characters grow noticeably in the story. Anne has a never ending imagination and a very strong sense of loyalty. This story is filled with love, loyalty and faith.

I would recommend the story for adults, young adults and juvenile readers it is also a perfect read a loud to share with your children.

I supplemented reading with the audio on the Libby app, particularly the version read by Laurie Klein. Ms. Klein did a very nice job with the voices.
I look forward to reading more of this series.

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RebelBelle13
Apr 22, 2019

I'm not sure how, but I missed reading this as a child, and I'm very sorry I did. I think the best way to describe this novel is like a warm, cozy blanket. Anne of Green Gables takes us back to a time and place when picnics were the highlight of the summer, and children would spend hours picking flowers and playing by streams and using their imaginations. Where the simple joys were the best, and life was fulfilled for the grown ups by hard work, gossip and going to town. Anne comes to Green Gables on Prince Edward Island in Nova Scotia in the late 1800's quite by accident, and bewitches everyone she meets with her optimism, her joy, her clumsiness and her daydreams. The novel itself takes place over about 5 years- from the time Anne is 11 until she is 16. She goes to school and plays with her best friend Diana, makes plenty of mistakes, and just charms the pants off of her adults, a brother and sister named Marilla and Matthew.
I absolutely enjoyed myself reading about Anne and a simpler way of life. It certainly makes me want to visit Prince Edward Island- and I can definitely see myself continuing with the series.

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Laura_X Apr 24, 2017

It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.

DPL_RebeccaI Apr 15, 2017

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” -Anne Shirley

sarag1 Feb 13, 2016

"Carrots, carrots!" -Gilbert Blythe

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puss_in_books
Aug 25, 2015

"...it's a million times nicer to be Anne of Green Gables than Anne of nowhere in particular, isn't it?"'

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Stephanie_Sibbald
Jul 08, 2014

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.

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Cat_Lover_22
May 25, 2014

"Anne Shirley, but oh, please do call me Cordelia."
- Anne

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red_human_58
Dec 03, 2013

"Anne Shirley, you'll kill yourself." ~ Mrs. Lynde

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rajuyr
Oct 30, 2012

Anne :" It is ever so much easier to be good when your clothes are fashionable." :)

librarylin19 Mar 16, 2011

That's Ann with an 'e'.

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Jennifer28_
Aug 01, 2015

SPOILER ALERT!!!
It is about the life of a orphan named Anne Shirley. She gets adopted by mistake by Mathew and Marilla Cuthbert who are brother and sister. Anne makes a bosom friend named Diana Barry. Through out the book Anne gets into lots of trouble some caused by her bad temper. At the end Mathew dies and Anne decides to give the Redmond Scholarship and study college at home.

Elaine Darling May 03, 2014

ah! I love this book

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Maymuuna
Aug 18, 2011

aaah! i Love the Anne of Green Gables series!

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Gwen904
May 31, 2018

Other: To red_eagle_800: This book is not boring or dangerous to your sanity. If you were a true bookworm you would understand that.

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red_eagle_800
Feb 24, 2016

Other: This is a horribly boring book, and it's dangerous to people's sanity.

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