Anne of Green Gables

Title: Anne of Green Gables

Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery

IBSN: 0887765157

Publisher: L. C. Page & Co.

Copyright Date: 1908

Genre: Classic

Reading Level: 4th grade

Interest Age: 12 years +

Challenge Issues: N/A

Curriculum Ties: N/A

Information about author: Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on November 30, 1874.  She is known as L.M. Montgomery. After her mother died, her father feel into depression.  She was raised by her grandparents. She is Canadian.

L.M. Montgomery wrote many books. Anne of Green Gables is part of a series of books loosely based on her life. The other books in the series include Anne of the Island, The Golden Road, Rainbow Valley and Anne of Windy Poplars. Her other book include A Tangled Web, Mistress Pat and The Story Girl.

Plot Summary: Anne Shirley, a red-haired, talkative and intelligent is accidently adopted by Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert in Green Gables, Canada. The brother and sister pair wanted a boy to help out at their farm, Green Gables. This book follows Anne throughout her childhood adventures. She is teased by Gilbert, a boy from school, who eventually stops teasing her and they become friends. She also earns a scholarship from a far way town, but chooses to stay in Green Gables.

Critical Evaluation: It seemed rather dull to me. Maybe it has to do with the fact that it was written so long ago. Also, it seemed to be geared to all audiences, not to just children.

Reader’s annotation: Will orphan Anne find love in her new adoptive home?

Book talk ideas: This is a warm story about an orphan who finds a home in unlikely place. Annie, the orphan, comes to find a home with a brother and a sister who are in need of some help with their household chores. Although willful Annie is focused on receiving her education and small conflict ensues.

Why did you include this book?: This book may be for readers who are not performing at their grade level.

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