Anne of Green Gables (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)
Anne of Green Gables - Dover Children's Thrift Classics Author:L. M. Montgomery Among the most popular and enduring children's books of the first half century, Anne of Green Gables yells the story of an endearingly talkative and precocious 11-year old orphan who comes to live on the farm of an elderly brother and sister on Canadas Prince Edward Island. Red-haired and irrpressible, Anne causes a major disruption in the... more » quiet lives of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, the people who take her in, but her honesty, intelligence and good heart soon make her the light of their lives and the object of great affection in her community. Newly abridged and enhanced with six new illustrations, this warm and nostalgic tale will enchant readers today as it has since its first publication in 1908.« less
This was a fascinating story about a young orphan girl who has quite an imagination. Although she is unwanted by most people and runs her tongue on and on, she finds herself in the home of Green Gables owned by a brother and sister who adopt her. This is filled with tales of how she spends her first 6 years in Green Gables in the first place she can truly call her home. It was encased with stories of friendship, heartache, and growing up. I wanted to read this book series for years (and even owned it as a child but had never read it until now. . and I am 28). I'm so glad that I have been able to read it. I laughed, cried, and could quote a bunch of it since I grew up watching the mini-series.
A brilliant orphan who just wants a home, a book, and to banish her red hair.
If you want a clean happy read for your daughter 9 up or yourself this is the series to read. Sweet & very funny, there is a little Anne in all of us. Best bet buy it for your younger daughter & read her a chapter at bed every night.
This book is a great read for an upcoming teen or tweener interested in life at the turn of the century but its appeal crosses all generations and genders. Equally as good as the Disney real-life portrayal of this 20th century gem!