Anne of Green Gables

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Penguin UK, Mar 5, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 384 pages
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Anne of Green Gables is the classic children's book by L M Montgomery, the inspiration for the Netflix Original series Anne with an E. Watch it now!

Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They are waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter. It's not long before Anne finds herself in trouble, but soon it becomes impossible for the Cuthberts to imagine life without 'their' Anne - and for the people of Avonlea to recall what it was like before this wildly creative little girl whirled into town.


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User Review  - jenn88 - LibraryThing

Born in Nova Scotia, young red headed Anne Shirley became orphaned at the age of three months. Elderly siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decide to adopt a boy to help work on their farm, but end up with Anne instead. Read full review

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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

Anne is sent, by mistake, to an elderly brother and sister who want a strong boy to help them. Anne is a delightful dreamy chatterbox who soon makes friends. The book charts her teenage years, and is very moving in places. Excellent, for adults as well as teenagers and children. Read full review

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Introduction by Lauren Child
Mrs Rachel Lynde is Surprised
Matthew Cuthbert is Surprised
Marilla Cuthbert is Surprised
Morning at Green Gables
Annes History
Marilla makes up her Mind
Anne says her Prayers
A Good Imagination Gone Wrong
A New Departure in Flavourings
Anne is Invited Out to
Anne comes to Grief in an Affair of Honour
Miss Stacy and her Pupils get up a Concert
Matthew insists on Puffed Sleeves
The Story Club is Formed
Vanity and Vexation of Spirit

Annes Bringingup is Begun
Mrs Rachel Lynde is Properly Horrified
Annes Apology
Annes Impressions of Sunday School
A Solemn Vow and Promise
The Delights of Anticipation
Annes Confession
A Tempest in the School Teapot
Diana is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results
A New Interest in Life
Anne to the Rescue
A Concert a Catastrophe and a Confession
An Unfortunate Lily Maid
An Epoch in Annes Life
The Queens Class is Organized
Where the Brook and River Meet
The Pass List is
The Hotel Concert
A Queens Girl
The Winter at Queens
The Glory and the Dream
The Reaper whose Name is Death
The Bend in the Road

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About the author (2009)

L. M. Montgomery was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, in 1874. A prolific writer, she published many short stories, poems and novels but she is best known for Anne of Green Gables and its sequels, inspired by the years she spent on the beautiful Prince Edward Island. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942 and was buried in Cavendish on her beloved island.

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