Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert were a brother and sister who wanted to adopt a young boy to help out with the chores around the farm. But when Matthew returned with bouncy red-haired Anne instead of the expected boy, Marilla exclaimed, "What use is she to us?" However, it's not long before the chatty, imaginative Anne has woven her way into the lives and hearts of those around her. Through a number of funny, touching escapades, the writer shows listeners why Anne is one of the most beloved heroines of classic literature.
I hope young girls still read this series. I can remember the first time I did, and how much I loved it, and couldn't wait to get back to it. I think I was about 9 when I read it. Anyone who has a girl around that age should make her the tremendous gift of introducing her to these books. Probably for about the same reading level as the Little House books, and just as good.
One of the best books ever written for children/teens and adults! I had somehow never encountered this book when I was a child, but came across a copy when I was in my twenties and it was love at first sight! I went on to read most of the Anne series and a few other things the author has written besides. Even at her rare "worst" L.M. Montgomery performs at a high level. When she is "on" she is utterly captivating. Highly recommended!
The Illustrated Anne of Green Gables hardback book. We all know the story. We all already know how heart warming the story is. The characters of the wonderful imagination of L.M. Montgomery tug at our hearts in the classic tale of an orphan in search for love and passion for adventure. This book will be a wonderful addition to your collection!
a delightful read - bringing me back to the days when I first read the series, Anne is the spunky child we all wish we could be: intelligent, imaginative, friendly, yet stubborn. Grow to love Anne just as I have!
This heartwarming story has beckoned generations of readers into the special world of Green Gables, and old-fashioned farm outside a town called Avonlea, where they soon discover there is no one in all of literature like Anne Shirley. Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, has arrived in this verdant corner of Prince Edward Island only to discover that the Cuthberts - elderly Matthew and stern older sister Marilla - want to adopt a boy, not a feisty redhaired girl. Anne - who simply must have more scope for her imagination and a real home - wins them over completely.
This is hands-down one of my favorite books of all time. There is no one like Anne in the history of literature who can match her spirit and ability to get into hilarious scrapes. This children's classics will be loved by readers of ALL ages, guaranteed. It will make you laugh and cry and wish you were living in Anne's world. I LOVE it!
This has got to be one of my all time favorite books. I have just read it for the first time. I love the writing style, the amazing way Montgomery has of creating characters that we "know", and the firey personality yet innocence of "Anne with an e;" her honest mistakes, and sincerity in never making the same one twice; the regret for those she cannot love, and the intensity of love for those she can. This is a CLASSIC. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
My girls loved this story when they were growing up, and now my granddaughters are enthralled also. Everyone has their own copy of this beloved treasure. Anne Shirley comes to live with her aunt and turns the household and the town on its ear.