Anne of Green Gables

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
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The illustrations for this series were created by Scott McKowen, who, with his wife Christina Poddubiuk, operates Punch & Judy Inc., a company specializing in design and illustration for theater and performing arts. Their projects often involve research into the visual aspects of historical settings and characters. Christina is a theater set and costume designer and contributed advice on the period clothing for the illustrations.

Scott created these drawings in scratchboard an engraving medium which evokes the look of popular art from the period of these stories. Scratchboard is an illustration board with a specifically prepared surface of hard white chalk. A thin layer of black ink is rolled over the surface, and lines are drawn by hand with a sharp knife by scraping through the ink layer to expose the white surface underneath. The finished drawings are then scanned and the color is added digitally.

One thing’s for certain, no house that Anne’s in will ever be dull.” That’s what Marilla Cuthbert says about Anne, the lively red-headed orphan she and her brother Matthew adopt. For decades, girls have agreed, eagerly reading every book in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s series that chronicles Anne’s coming of age.

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Dianela Miller
Anne of Green Gables
Two siblings, a old lady and her old brother start thinking about having some else with them, perhaps a young, little person can bring them more happiness. They
talk about adopting, and set to adopt an orphanan boy, as they believe he will be suited for their home. As it was preplanned, decided, and expected, things go totally different!
Oh boy!!! Well, a tiny implication resulted in a fifty-fifty mistake, a change to have made a mistake, and as it happened, when it was all said and planned, they are now to have an amazingly smart girl who just happens to be unexpectedly their cup ot tea!
A very fun narrative of the adventures of Anne...of Green Gables!!!! The ingenious mind of Anne will take you on an enchanted world of Prince Edward Island...Funny, insightful, and unique, and find out how the old brother and sister start getting to know this unexpected new relative!!!

Great classic book!

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Cute update of a classic book. One of my favorite childhood reads! Made a wonderful gift idea for my young nieces! Read full review

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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
Annes Bringingup Is Begun
Anne Is Invited Out to Tea
Anne Comes to Grief in an Affair of Honor
Miss Stacy and Her Pupils Get Up a Concert
Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves
The Story Club Is Formed
Vanity and Vexation of Spirit
An Unfortunate Lily Maid
An Epoch in Annes Life

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
A Good Imagination Gone Wrong
A New Departure in Flavorings
The Queens Class Is Organized
Where the Brook and River Meet
The Pass List Is Out
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
Questions Questions Questions
About the Author About the Illustrator

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One of the best-loved children's/young adult authors, Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on November 30, 1874 in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the daughter of Hugh John and Clara Woolner. After attending Prince of Wales College and Dalhouse College in Halifax, she became a certified teacher, eventually teaching in Bideford, Prince Edward Island. She also served as an assistant at the post office and as a writer for the local newspaper, The Halifax Daily Echo. Best known for her Anne of Avonlea and Anne of Green Gables books, Montgomery received many high honors. She was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1923 and a Canadian stamp commemorates Montgomery and Anne of Green Gables. In addition, various museums dedicated to the book series and Montgomery's life dot Prince Edward Island. The books in the Anne series follow the growth and adventures of a red-haired, spritely, high-spirited and imaginative orphan named Anne who lives on Prince Edward Island. The success of these books rested in Montgomery's ability to vividly recollect childhood and her easy storytelling ability. They are tremendously popular to this day and have been translated into more than 35 languages and adapted as movies and PBS television productions. On July 5, 1911, L.M. Montgomery married Ewan Macdonald, a Presbyterian minister, and the marriage produced three children. She died on April 24, 1942.

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