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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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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I was compelled to watch the four-hour (or so it felt) movie by a dear friend and more recently compelled to actually read this book by our local library book club. The movie was okay, and the book ... Read full review

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Contents

Mrs Rachel Lynde Is Surprised
3
Matthew Cuthbert Is Surprised
11
Marilla Cuthbert Is Surprised
24
Morning at Green Gables
31
Annes History
38
Marilla Makes Up Her Mind
44
Anne Says Her Prayers
50
Annes Bringingup Is Begun
54
Anne Is Invited Out to Tea
172
Anne Comes to Grief in an Affair of Honor
177
Miss Stacy and Her Pupils Get Up a Concert
184
Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves
189
The Story Club Is Formed
199
Vanity and Vexation of Spirit
206
An Unfortunate Lily Maid
213
An Epoch in Annes Life
221

Mrs Rachel Lynde Is Properly Horrified
62
Annes Apology
69
Annes Impressions of Sunday School
76
A Solemn Vow and Promise
82
The Delights of Anticipation
88
Annes Confession
94
A Tempest in the School Teapot
103
Diana Is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results
117
A New Interest in Life
128
Anne to the Rescue
135
A Concert a Catastrophe and a Confession
145
A Good Imagination Gone Wrong
156
A New Departure in Flavorings
162
The Queens Class Is Organized
230
Where the Brook and River Meet
241
The Pass List Is Out
248
The Hotel Concert
256
A Queens Girl
265
The Winter at Queens
272
The Glory and the Dream
277
The Reaper Whose Name Is Death
283
The Bend in the Road
290
Questions Questions Questions
299
About the Author About the Illustrator
303
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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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