Anne of Green Gables (Hardcover)
An eleven-year-old orphan, Anne Shirley, comes to help out on a farm on Prince Edward Island and wins the hearts of everyone at Avonlea—a story so popular that it spawned eight sequels after its initial publication in 1908, and has sold millions of copies in paperback.
About the Author
Lucy Maud Montgomery was one of the most famous Canadian writers of the twentieth century. She is best known for her books for young adults, particularly "Anne of Green Gables" and its six sequels.
Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 - 1942) was born in the village of Clifton (now New London) on Prince Edward Island, a province of Canada. Young Maud went to live with her maternal grandparents, a stern Presbyterian couple who maintained the Post Office on Prince Edward Island's north shore. Their rambling farm was the inspiration for "Green Gables," now part of a Provincial Park established in 1937. Although trained as a teacher, she became known for a series of young adult novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, first published in 1908. Her stories about the lovable orphan girl Anne Shirley made Prince Edward Island an international tourist destination She was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935.
"Aficionados of the auburn-tressed waif will find Anne of Green Gables lavishly illustrated."