464 pages, 7.25 × 5.38 × 1.5 in
September 30, 2010
Penguin Young Readers Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0141334908
ISBN - 13: 9780141334905
About the Book
The Cuthberts adopt redheaded, spunky Anne Shirley, who never stops talking and has an active imagination. Before long, she transforms Green Gables with her spirit, heart, and charm. Child, award-winning creator of such characters as Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean, provides a new Introduction.
Read from the Book
Mrs. Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped down into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies' eardrops and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place; it was reputed to be an intricate, headlong brook in its earlier course through those woods, with dark secrets of pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde's Hollow it was a quiet, well-conducted little stream, for not even a brook could run past Mrs. Rachel Lynde's door without due regard for decency and decorum; it probably was conscious that Mrs. Rachel was sitting at her window, keeping a sharp eye on everything that passed, from brooks and children up, and that if she noticed anything odd or out of place she would never rest until she had ferreted out the whys and wherefores thereof.There are plenty of people, in Avonlea and out of it, who can attend closely to their neighbors business by dint of neglecting their own; but Mrs. Rachel Lynde was one of those capable creatures who can manage their own concerns and those of other folks into the bargain. She was a notable housewife; her work was always done and well done; she "ran" the Sewing Circle, helped run the Sunday-school, and was the strongest prop of the, Church Aid Society and Foreign Missions Auxiliary. Yet with all this Mrs. Rachel found abundant time to sit for hours at her kitchen window, knitting "cotton warp" quilts--she had, knitted sixteen of them, as Avonlea housekeepers were
From the Publisher
The Cuthberts are in for a shock. They are expecting an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny red-haired girl turns up instead. Highly spirited Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter, and soon it's impossible to imagine life without her.
About the Author
Lauren Child (www.milkmonitor.com) is the award-winning creator of the characters Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean, and Hubert Horatio Bobton-Trent.