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’s first novel, Anne of Green Gables, met with immediate critical and popular acclaim, and its success, both national and international, led to seven sequels. She also wrote the popular Emily of New Moon in 1923, followed by two sequels, and Pat of Silver Bush in 1933, along with its sequel. L. M. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942, but her early years in lush, green Prince Edward Island live on in the delightful adventures of the impetuous redheaded orphan Anne Shirley, in the stories Mark Twain called “the sweetest creation of child life yet written.”