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Fall in love with spirited, redheaded orphan Anne Shirley as she wins the hearts of everyone in the small town of Avonlea in this beloved children's classic. For generations, readers have been charmed by the special world of Green Gables, an old-fashioned farm outside a town called Avonlea. Eleven-year-old Anne Shirley has arrived in this verdant corner of Prince Edward Island only to discover that the Cuthberts--elderly Matthew and his stern sister, Marilla--want to adopt a boy, not a feisty redheaded girl. But before they can send her back, Anne--who simply must have more scope for her imagination and a real home--wins them over completely. Anne of Green Gables--the inspiration for the Netflix series Anne with an E--is a much loved classic that explores all the vulnerability, expectations, and dreams of a child growing up. It is a wonderful portrait of a time, a place, a family...and most of all, love. Includes an Afterword by Jennifer Lee Carrell
About the Author
Lucy Maud (L.M.) Montgomery (1874-1942) began her career writing for a newspaper in Halifax, Nova Scotia, before returning to her native Prince Edward Island. Her short stories soon began appearing in the Family Herald and children's magazines. Anne of Green Gables (1908) was actually written first as a serial for a Sunday school paper, but it quickly became her immensely successful first novel, bringing her international recognition. That title was followed by eight more books about Anne and Avonlea and a number of other entertaining novels, including her Emily series, which began in 1923 with Emily of New Moon. But it is Anne Shirley, praised by Mark Twain as "the dearest and most lovable child in fiction since the immortal Alice," who remains a popular favorite throughout the world.