Anne of Green Gables
Mark Twain called Anne 'the dearest and most moving and delightful child since the immortal Alice'. The story of how a bad-tempered, naughty, red-haired orphan charmed a whole town.
‘It’s a million times nicer to be Anne of Green Gables than Anne of nowhere in particular, isn’t it?’
My dislikes: Being an orphan, having red hair, being called ‘carrots’ by Gilbert Blythe.
My likes: Living at the Green Gables with Marilla and Matthew, my bosom-friend Diana, dresses with puff sleeves.
My regrets: Dying my hair green. Smashing a slate over Gilbert Blythe’s head.
My dream: To tame my temper. To be good (this is an uphill struggle). To grow up to have auburn hair!
Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can find out about the real Green Gables, the plucky author and more!
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Praise for Anne of Green Gables
A super cute story about kindred spirits and one of the ultimate examples of true friendship.Sugarscape
Within months of the book's publication Anne became a classic heroine for any little girl who has ever fretted about her looks, hungered for Art and Beauty, and pursued long words in the hope they would become her special friendsGuardian
A scrawny 13-year-old, all carrot-colored pigtails and outrageous chatter, Anne seems fated to go nowhere but back to the orphanage. Her new family, after all, ordered a boy and she was delivered by mistake. But by turning adversity to advantage with lots of spunk, Anne of Green Gables has enchanted four generations of children and their elders since the world's most widely read Canadian novel was first published in Boston in 1908New York Times
Montgomery's ability to incorporate such complex themes into writing that is so accessible to younger readers makes her arguably the grandmother of the YA/adult crossover novelGuardian
Anne is a captivating heroine, a whirlwind of energy and good intentionsNew Statesman