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Looking for Anne of Green Gables: The Story of L.M. Montgomery and Her Literary Classic by Irene Gammel.

 

book coverIf a book can have a biography, Looking for Anne of Green Gables falls into this genre.

Irene Gammel delves into the magazine articles, photographs and advertisements that inspired Canadian author Lucy Maude Montgomery to write her classic children's novel. We also learn about the author's life: after her mother's death, Anne's father remarried and relocated far from Prince Edward Island where Anne grew up, raised by relatives. The author goes on to discuss the impact that the book, Anne of Green Gables has had on readers from its first publication in 1908 to the present day.  Green Gables is now a  National Heritage site visited by tourists from all corners of the globe.



Posted by Lucille Boone on Nov 27, 2010 | Comments: 2 |
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Anne of Green Gables is a

Anne of Green Gables is a book I've always intended to read but haven't gotten around to it.   Have you read Anne of Green Gables and if so, what did you think of it?


Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables was my favorite book  when I was 12 -- I read all the Anne books from the original to Rilla of Ingleside.  Someday I want to visit Green Gables on Prince Edward Island.