Before Green Gables

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Penguin Books Limited, Mar 6, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 480 pages

Before she had arrived at Green Gables, Anne Shirley had a difficult early life. Orphaned as a baby, she was sent from one foster-home to the next, caring for other people's children even though she was but a child herself, and escaping from her dark reality through the power of her vivid imagination. Curious, inventive and outspoken, even at a young age, Anne battles to make a life for herself by searching out kindred spirits, finding solace in her books, and dreaming of the day she has a family of her own.

Budge Wilson has developed the seeds of L. M. Montgomery's ideas into a fully realized, beautifully written story.

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4.25 stars This book tells the story of Anne Shirley before L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables books. AofGG starts when Anne is already 11 years old, and although we are given hints to her life ... Read full review

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What a tear-jerker! We all know the story told by Lucy Maud Montgomery of the orphan girl Anne Shirley who arrives at the age of eleven on Prince Edward Island to make her home with Matthew and ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Budge Wilson is one of Canada's most highly acclaimed authors for young readers. She has published twenty-nine books in more than ten countries and her stories have been included in over ninety anthologies. She has won numerous literary awards, including the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Award. Budge Wilson lives in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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