- Published: Various editions. Originally published in 1908.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Shirley, Anne (Fictitious character)
- Orphans -- Fiction.
- Friendship -- Fiction.
- Islands -- Fiction.
- Country life -- Fiction. -- Prince Edward Island
- Prince Edward Island -- Fiction. -- History -- 20th century
- Canada -- Fiction. -- History -- 1867-1914
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Anne of Green Gables
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Call number: Y Fiction / Montgomery, L. M.
Available Copies: Downtown Youth
Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.
Reviews & Summaries
The Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy, not a girl, but they asked a friend who was going by the orphanage to pick out a good child for them, there was a misunderstanding, so Anne arrives on the train all excited that she was going to have a home. Then she realizes the Cuthberts don't want her, and she is heartbroken. At first the Cuthberts want to return her to the orphanage, but then they decide to keep her after all.
The book tells how the Cuthberts grow to love Anne, and she them.
In reading the book, you learn of Anne's accidents and triumphs, some of them quite funny.
What I really like about this book is the way it all seems so real-life. When you read it you will find yourself cheering Anne on. Trust me, once you start this book you won't want to put it down again until you finish it.
I strongly recommend this book, but it does have some sad parts--Matthew Cuthbert dies near the end of the book. Once you read this, you will want to read the rest of the series, and the rest of L. M. Montgomery's books, too. I would especially recommend reading the three Emily of New Moon books.
A MUST READ TO EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!
"Gracious heavenly Father, I thank Thee for the White
Way of Delight and the Lake of Shining Waters and Bonny
and the Snow Queen. I'm really extremely grateful for
them. And that's all the blessings I can think of just
now to thank Thee for. As for the things I want,
they're so numerous that it would take a great deal of
time to name them all so I will only mention the two
most important. Please let me stay at Green Gables;
and please let me be good-looking when I grow up.
i fell in love with anne shirley at that exact moment. The book took MUCH longer to read than I ever thought it would. it dragged quite a bit, but I'm sure it's mostly just characteristic of Canadian Literature at the time. It is very dense and I would've never gotten through this as a kid, and I was an *avid* reader. The juice is worth the squeeze, or whatever they say.
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