Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 320 pages, 7 × 4.2 × 0.9 in
Published: August 1, 1983
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0770422055
ISBN - 13: 9780770422059
From the Publisher
As soon as Anne Shirley arrived at the snug, white farmhouse called Green Gables, she knew she wanted to stay forever...but would the Cuthberts send her back to the orphanage? Anne knows she''s not what they expected--a skinny girl with decidedly red hair and a temper to match. If only she could convince them to let her stay, she''d try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes or blurt out the very first thing she had to say. Anne was not like anybody else, everyone at Green Gables agreed; she was special--a girl with an enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreamed of the day when she could call herself Anne of Green Gables.
About the Author
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.
So, what does a guy think of Anne of Green Gables? Well, I loved it. Never did I think that I would enjoy it as much as I did. What captivated me was Anne's wonderful imagination. I admired her ability to survive in an unimaginative world and still maintain her unique identity. In an age when too many people let stocks, bonds, and mutual funds reign over their lives, it was nice to hide away with Anne for a while and remember how great a place the world can be.