Thursday, January 18, 2018

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables (c) 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montgomery, especially my favorite, the first book, is a fresh, uplifting series of stories about Anne Shirley, an orphan who moves in with an elderly brother and sister, Matthew and Marila Cuthbert when she is eleven years old. They live in Green Gables, a house near the town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island in Canada.

In Anne of Green Gables, first published in 1908, Anne is heartbroken at first when she learns that the Cuthberts had wanted the orphanage to send them a boy, and that there had been a mix-up. But when the Cuthberts decide to keep her anyway, she cheers up. What follows is a hilarious series of adventures and misadventures as Anne gets herself into one predicament after another, only to get herself out again because of her pluck and tenacity, from accidentally flavoring a cake with linament oil instead of vanilla, and jumping onto a bed only to find a poor old lady, (her best friend Diana's great-aunt Josephine) already in it!

I enjoy all of L. M. Montgomery's stories about Anne, and Anne of Green Gables is my favorite of them all. I highly recommend it to adults as well as children!

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