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The world's best-loved children's stories set in large type for easy reading. -- Over 100 illustrations in each book The world's best-loved children's stories set in large type for easy reading. -- Over 100 illustrations in each book


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The world's best-loved children's stories set in large type for easy reading. -- Over 100 illustrations in each book The world's best-loved children's stories set in large type for easy reading. -- Over 100 illustrations in each book

30 review for Anne of Green Gables

  1. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    OK, so I was going to put the regular edition, but then I realized that the one my sister bought me was an abridged child's edition, and gosh sometimes I wanted to hit Anne Shirley, really really hard. She's stubborn, and she was one of my first British heroines, and I must say I didn't appreciate her when i was in fourth grade, I mean, she was so different from myself, which probably contributes to my over all indifference to this book. OK, so I was going to put the regular edition, but then I realized that the one my sister bought me was an abridged child's edition, and gosh sometimes I wanted to hit Anne Shirley, really really hard. She's stubborn, and she was one of my first British heroines, and I must say I didn't appreciate her when i was in fourth grade, I mean, she was so different from myself, which probably contributes to my over all indifference to this book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Amber

    I recently revisited this childhood favorite and I still loved it! I love Anne's spunk and Matthews sweetness, Diana's loyalty, and Marilla's softening. Also, it turns out I'm still half in love with Gilbert Blythe......still, after all these years! I recently revisited this childhood favorite and I still loved it! I love Anne's spunk and Matthews sweetness, Diana's loyalty, and Marilla's softening. Also, it turns out I'm still half in love with Gilbert Blythe......still, after all these years!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Heba El-Harris

    They say that a novel is way better than the movie adaption. Most of people would agree to that, but not me. I had to prove it myself! .. Upon an advice from Toqa, a friend of mine, I searched for a series called "Anne with an E". I finished its 27th episodes in just 2 days. My laptop was literally sleeping besides me, I didn't get enough of it. I was taken by the music, most of all, so I further searched on the YouTube and found a topic by Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner for the complete soundtracks. They say that a novel is way better than the movie adaption. Most of people would agree to that, but not me. I had to prove it myself! .. Upon an advice from Toqa, a friend of mine, I searched for a series called "Anne with an E". I finished its 27th episodes in just 2 days. My laptop was literally sleeping besides me, I didn't get enough of it. I was taken by the music, most of all, so I further searched on the YouTube and found a topic by Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner for the complete soundtracks. Which I found myself forced to listen to every single day.👇 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyr4... .. Most of the soundtracks are enthusiastic, energetic and powerful. (Good Morning Anne), (A big Day Ahead), and (Mission of Magnitude) will make you feel this way. (Meet Miss Stacey) also is so encouraging to conquer one's fears of meeting new people with forward thinking and big ideas. (Picking up a girl) is composed of shuttered tunes just like Anne's weird thoughts and ideas before living in Green Gables. It was brilliant though, that Ari and Amin composed those nature-like music. When hearing the (White Way of Delight), one will absolutely love the name that given to that way full of roses. A (Nature Symphony) is indeed a symphony composed by nature as the composers put every sound can be found in nature into their music. (Tree Perspective) starts with big, hallow tunes which resemble big, ancient trees full of branches. You can hear the air moving between the leaves in that music. As passing time is the big theme of the novel, it never escaped Amin or Ari to compose such wonderful music with clock ticking in the back. (Passage of time), will suit everyone's taste, but beware! (Marilla waits) is contagious, it'll make one worry, and feel sorry while waiting for forgiveness. .. Other favorite soundtracks were (Fire in the Town), and (Make your own decision). (Forgiveness) is another heartbreaking piece of music. The music starts with single tunes which resemble unforgiven faults, gradually it develops to more wide, soft tones resemble the ability of forgetting and the bless of forgiving. But I have to put my hat off to (Never going back)! The music is so big, noisy as if it is composed of unorganized tunes, that give the feeling of how big and disastrous the mistake was. With a raising tune, it is determined that this a way of ONE direction and there is no going back. This is a decision of a broken heart. P.S it never fails to make me cry! (Matthew and Anne) is another friendly-like kind of music. While (My Daughter Anne), is a family-like music, it's so warm and soft, it is also sad and gives the feeling of many years spent without feeling how cozy a family would be. It is designed to make you reconsider your relationship with your family. (Unrequited love) has to start with single, big tunes resembles a love unrequited, then the music has too be combined into raising, sad, powerful, yet most provoking tunes to give the feeling of a love that is not supported, a love that is allowed to be diminished. Anne was Scottish, so a Scottish style is inevitably reflected on (The Growing Storm). (No Regrets) is an inviting piece of music, that help develop the feeling of being loved and to love back. Although composed with sad tunes, it is indeed soft and remarkable. .. So, this is when music speaks louder than letters, I developed a fond to the music and loved that every soundtrack has a name. Before each event, a character has to say a sentence with the name of the soundtrack to invite the music to be played. With this notion in mind, I said to another friend that the composers must have studied the novel pretty well. But they actually didn't!! The novel is so short, very concise, most of the events are not developed and little described. Unfortunately, the novel gives the impression that the events are imposing and the characters had to react to them, without having the ability of changing them. I think this misunderstanding is because the novel is not the original, or even because this edition is for children. Either ways, the ending of the novel, or the relationship between Anne and Gilbert Blythe were not developed quite enough. The novel hardly make the reader FEEL something, I can say that the series is better than the novel. I do agree that both of them are inviting us to accept our differences, but I was very thrilled that each episode deals with different issue.

  4. 4 out of 5

    biblio_mom (Aiza)

    It follows Anne, an orphan who are mistakenly adopted by The Cuthbert. They desperately want a boy, instead of a girl. Marilla, wanted to send her back, but Matthew seems to like this girl. So they gave her a few days. She is indeed a sweet girl even though she talks a lot. But also stubborn. She is a normal child after all. She began going to school, making some friends. gotten herself a bestfriend and an enemy too. As years goes by, she became dear to The Cuthbert, did well in her studies, and It follows Anne, an orphan who are mistakenly adopted by The Cuthbert. They desperately want a boy, instead of a girl. Marilla, wanted to send her back, but Matthew seems to like this girl. So they gave her a few days. She is indeed a sweet girl even though she talks a lot. But also stubborn. She is a normal child after all. She began going to school, making some friends. gotten herself a bestfriend and an enemy too. As years goes by, she became dear to The Cuthbert, did well in her studies, and she is such an apple to their eyes. The ending is very heart-warming. They raised her up well enough for her to take a good care of them like her own parents. I’m not sure if I have read this book when I was little, but reading this in my 30s made me feel like a young reader. I love how genuine the story feels like.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    I was fortunate to be gifted this book for Christmas and I read this as soon as I could. It was and amazing and it was even better to watch the Netflix series on Anne of Green Gables (I reccomend it but the book was so much better). Iabsolutly love this book and it a brilliant read. Five stars

  6. 5 out of 5

    Diane

    Although this is is a classic children's book, somehow I went through life never having read it - until today. I read it in one sitting and enjoyed it very much. The Great Illustrated Classics edition has an illustration on every other page, which was quite nice, as the illustrations are well done and follow along with what's going on in the story. I found a copy of the book at the library and decided to read it in order to participate in one of my group's discussions. I thought the story was ver Although this is is a classic children's book, somehow I went through life never having read it - until today. I read it in one sitting and enjoyed it very much. The Great Illustrated Classics edition has an illustration on every other page, which was quite nice, as the illustrations are well done and follow along with what's going on in the story. I found a copy of the book at the library and decided to read it in order to participate in one of my group's discussions. I thought the story was very well written. The characters are believable and interesting, and while Anne is a good girl, she has spirit, temperament, and a lot of drama in her. It's just the sort of book I would have loved reading as a child. I was reminded of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books I read as a girl as I read this book tonight. I'm giving it 4 stars because that's how I would have felt about it had I read it in my childhood.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kristi Drillien

    Having just read the full version of this book for the first time a few months ago, I tried to read it out loud with my 9-year-old daughter next. One chapter in, I could tell she wasn't understanding a lot of what was being said. Heck, I had a hard time understanding half of it, but got the gist of it, and figured most of the rest out by context. Enough that I knew I loved it. We shifted gears and found this version, simplified for younger readers, and I read this out loud to her. She loved it! S Having just read the full version of this book for the first time a few months ago, I tried to read it out loud with my 9-year-old daughter next. One chapter in, I could tell she wasn't understanding a lot of what was being said. Heck, I had a hard time understanding half of it, but got the gist of it, and figured most of the rest out by context. Enough that I knew I loved it. We shifted gears and found this version, simplified for younger readers, and I read this out loud to her. She loved it! She's already told me that she wants to read the next book in the series together, even though she knows it won't be simplified like this. We'll see. This is the second Great Illustrated Classics we've read together (the first being Little Women), and we plan to see what others we can find.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ameerah

    When you think of Shirley, you might be tempted to think of Gilbert Blythe and no one else. (I understand.) But this beloved classic introduced scores of girls to the idea of a "bosom friend" through Shirley’s lifelong friendship with Diana Barry. Through the story, we learn about the gift of finding a kindred spirit and how to be a good friend. Countless girls dreamed of finding their own Diana—and perhaps were lucky enough to do so—after reading this series. When you think of Shirley, you might be tempted to think of Gilbert Blythe and no one else. (I understand.) But this beloved classic introduced scores of girls to the idea of a "bosom friend" through Shirley’s lifelong friendship with Diana Barry. Through the story, we learn about the gift of finding a kindred spirit and how to be a good friend. Countless girls dreamed of finding their own Diana—and perhaps were lucky enough to do so—after reading this series.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    I read the Anne of Green Gables series growing up and watched the movies tons. My daughter tickled me about a month ago and told me she had checked this one out of the school library and read through recess without realizing it. We have watched the movies together and read this book. Wonderful memories. Love these stories. She rated it 100 stars but sadly there was only a way to give 5.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Brooke

    I nicely abridged version appropriate for younger readers.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Katie VanderPoel

    This was one of the first books I read as a child!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    Anne of Green Gables has always been a favorite of mine. And it’s especially memorable to me that my parents knew how much I loved it and we travelled to Prince Edward Island on a family vacation.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Julia Stephenson

    Fast and comprehensible I have always loved the illustrated classics especially the "Black Beauty" and "Little Women." I admit I enjoyed this one as well. The classics are simplified for a fast read that even children can comprehend. Anne was adopted to help care for green gables, but her adoptive parents originally wanted a boy. Anne overcomes social, educational, emotional and physical barriers throughout her childhood. This makes her unique. Everyone begins to love and appreciate Anne for who Fast and comprehensible I have always loved the illustrated classics especially the "Black Beauty" and "Little Women." I admit I enjoyed this one as well. The classics are simplified for a fast read that even children can comprehend. Anne was adopted to help care for green gables, but her adoptive parents originally wanted a boy. Anne overcomes social, educational, emotional and physical barriers throughout her childhood. This makes her unique. Everyone begins to love and appreciate Anne for who she is, and so does Anne herself.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Philip

    Anne was a lovely character but I can’t help but feel like there was a lot missing. I never read the original so I can’t be certain but it felt very rushed.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Gabrielle Hamouz

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The book "Anne of Green Gables" was a very interesting book that I enjoyed. It wasn't like the actually version, it was a simplified version which I liked. This book gave a lot of detail. I heard thee was more books in the series so I got another one because they are great books. In this book a brother and sister want to adopt a kid. They wanted a boy, but the orphanage sent a girl. Throughout this story it explains how they taught be proper manner to make her the best girl she can be. Near th The book "Anne of Green Gables" was a very interesting book that I enjoyed. It wasn't like the actually version, it was a simplified version which I liked. This book gave a lot of detail. I heard thee was more books in the series so I got another one because they are great books. In this book a brother and sister want to adopt a kid. They wanted a boy, but the orphanage sent a girl. Throughout this story it explains how they taught be proper manner to make her the best girl she can be. Near the end of the story if shows her going to school and he winning awards and being at the top of her game. She got invited to go to a high end collage but declined it because the brother had just died and she didn't want to leave the sister alone. I would recommend this version of this book to girls ages 8-14. And the other books in the series are recommended too.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Helen

    I read Anne of Green Gables because it was a school project. It was called the April challenge and i had to read a book with specific word. So i chose the word, "Green" and that is why i read this book. Anne of Green Gables was a touching book. Anne, as an orphan, must have been so happy when she found her new home with Matthew and Marilla. There were various sad parts such as when Marilla denied Anne for being a girl. Overall i loved the book. I think anyone can read the book. Its not a very I read Anne of Green Gables because it was a school project. It was called the April challenge and i had to read a book with specific word. So i chose the word, "Green" and that is why i read this book. Anne of Green Gables was a touching book. Anne, as an orphan, must have been so happy when she found her new home with Matthew and Marilla. There were various sad parts such as when Marilla denied Anne for being a girl. Overall i loved the book. I think anyone can read the book. Its not a very advanced book either, also, i think anyone as they read this book wouldnt hate the book because it is a touching book. So i think anyone should be able to read, Anne of Green Gables

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Snow!

    This Book is about a girl named Anne with a fascinating Imagination!!!! She started out as an orphaned girl... Who was supposed to be adopted by a family. But the thing is, having a girl was a mistake!! The family wanted a boy. And when the father found her at the train station, he couldn't help but bring her home. He showed Anne to his sister... The sister looked down at Anne with a sorry face... Will they keep Anne or will they send her away to the next family??? This Book is about a girl named Anne with a fascinating Imagination!!!! She started out as an orphaned girl... Who was supposed to be adopted by a family. But the thing is, having a girl was a mistake!! The family wanted a boy. And when the father found her at the train station, he couldn't help but bring her home. He showed Anne to his sister... The sister looked down at Anne with a sorry face... Will they keep Anne or will they send her away to the next family???

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    Anne Of Green Gables is a 237 page book by L. M. Montgomery, adapded by Elize Gatewood Warren, about a girl named Anne Shirley. I liked this book a lot more than last time I read this! This is a version made escpecially for kids, and it makes me want to read the origional now! I just can't get enough!!! Anne Of Green Gables is a 237 page book by L. M. Montgomery, adapded by Elize Gatewood Warren, about a girl named Anne Shirley. I liked this book a lot more than last time I read this! This is a version made escpecially for kids, and it makes me want to read the origional now! I just can't get enough!!!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Valerie

    I got this cheap because it was lacking a title page. Don't be fooled: this is a heavily abridged edition. And it leaves out a lot of my favorite parts. If it had really good illustrations, it might be tolerable. But they're not very good. I think I'll still be keeping a lookout for an unabridged copy. I got this cheap because it was lacking a title page. Don't be fooled: this is a heavily abridged edition. And it leaves out a lot of my favorite parts. If it had really good illustrations, it might be tolerable. But they're not very good. I think I'll still be keeping a lookout for an unabridged copy.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kait

    Kinda boring. It was okay...not my most favorite book in the world.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    good author. not so great of a story...:(...sorry. im a hard critic on books that dont have enough romance for me! :)

  22. 4 out of 5

    Gracie

    This one has pictures, I have the big one, but I decided I would read this instead. I took a short cut!!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Joanna VanVleet

    we are reading through all of the Great Illustrated Classics at lunch time. This one prompted me to read the real series. I love Anne!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Morgan Williams

    SPOILER ALERT! I don't like it when Matthew died. SPOILER ALERT! I don't like it when Matthew died.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Read with kiddo. Second chapter book.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

    I read this book with my kids. It was a great introduction for my daughter--she's now hooked and ready to read the series! Anne still makes me laugh! I read this book with my kids. It was a great introduction for my daughter--she's now hooked and ready to read the series! Anne still makes me laugh!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Trudy

    Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite books. I loved this version for reading to my 5 year old. She loved it!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Olivia T.

    I was so interested in the book i finished it in 30 minutes it was amazing

  29. 4 out of 5

    Rebekah Zammit Munro

    it was a very nice book because it was a good thing that they made a mistake because they sent them a girl who they became to love a lot and i would recommend it to someone

  30. 5 out of 5

    Brenna Mcclellan

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. i think it was boring in the beinging but a little better in the end

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