Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Book - 1991
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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: Toronto : Key Porter, 1991
Edition: Junior ed. --
ISBN: 9781550133547
Branch Call Number: J FIC Montg 05jv 02
Characteristics: 93 p. :,ill
Additional Contributors: Greenwood, Barbara 1940-
Wood, Muriel


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The heartwarming story of Anne of Green Gables, the irrepressible "redhead", Anne, will never grow old! This Canadian classic was penned by Lucy Maud Montgomery and fortunately, is followed by many sequels.

SaRene May 25, 2009

This book is still the best

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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.

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!

Jul 30, 2019

It’s a wonderful book that people of all ages can enjoy. While reading this I often found myself being dumbfounded by how hilarious and breathtaking this book is!

Jul 23, 2019

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

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.

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.

bibliosara Mar 29, 2019

I can hardly believe I never read this book growing up! I absolutely loved reading about quirky, charismatic, and wholly unique Anne Shirley. Montgomery was an incredibly talented author with as much imagination and artistic style as our Anne. The story of an eleven-year old orphan who finds an unexpected home in the least likely of places, Anne of Green Gables is the first in a series. Everyone should read this delightful book - I can't wait to continue the series, although I am cautious about the sequels remaining quite as good as the first!

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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

Aug 25, 2015

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

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.

May 25, 2014

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

Dec 03, 2013

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

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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Aug 01, 2015

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

Aug 18, 2011

aaah! i Love the Anne of Green Gables series!


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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.

Feb 24, 2016

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

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