When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, send for a boy orphan to help them out at the farm, they are in no way prepared for the error that will change their lives. The mistake takes the shape of Anne Shirley, a redheaded 11-year-old girl who can talk anyone under the table. Fortunately, her sunny nature and quirky imagination quickly win over her reluctant foster parents. Anne's feisty spirit soon draws many friends--and much trouble--her way. Not a day goes by without some melodramatic new episode in the tragicomedy of her life. Early on, Anne declares her eternal antipathy for Gilbert Blythe, a classmate who commits the ultimate sin of mocking her hair color. Later, she accidentally dyes that same cursed hair green. Another time, in her haste to impress a new neighbor, she bakes a cake with liniment instead of vanilla. Lucy Maud Montgomery's series of books about Anne have remained classics since the early 20th century. Her portrayal of this feminine yet independent spirit has given generations of girls a strong female role model, while offering a taste of another, milder time in history.
When little red-haired Anne Shirley was sent to Green Gables, she was considered a mistake for not being a boy. But the decision by the Cuthberts and the mistake of Ms. Spencer, the mistress of an asylum, all together was a lucky thing. Anne had lived every day of her childhood at Green Gables happily and adventurously, full of games with her best friends and funny mistakes, with her jovial nature and "kindred spirit", until the day came that she had to grow up. And then, it was time for her to decide. Enjoy the tale. Join in the adventure. And then slowly think again of this elegant masterpiece of Lucy Maud Montgomery.--Submitted by Molly Mai moon marshmallow
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