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Mark Twain called Anne 'the dearest and most moving and delightful child since the immortal Alice'. The story of how a bad-tempered, naughty, red-haired orphan charmed a whole town.

‘It’s a million times nicer to be Anne of Green Gables than Anne of nowhere in particular, isn’t it?’

My dislikes: Being an orphan, having red hair, being called ‘carrots’ by Gilbert Blythe.

My likes: Living at the Green Gables with Marilla and Matthew, my bosom-friend Diana, dresses with puff sleeves.

My regrets: Dying my hair green. Smashing a slate over Gilbert Blythe’s head.

My dream: To tame my temper. To be good (this is an uphill struggle). To grow up to have auburn hair!

Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can find out about the real Green Gables, the plucky author and more!

Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from Peter Pan and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Reviews

A super cute story about kindred spirits and one of the ultimate examples of true friendship.

Sugarscape

Within months of the book's publication Anne became a classic heroine for any little girl who has ever fretted about her looks, hungered for Art and Beauty, and pursued long words in the hope they would become her special friends

Guardian

A scrawny 13-year-old, all carrot-colored pigtails and outrageous chatter, Anne seems fated to go nowhere but back to the orphanage. Her new family, after all, ordered a boy and she was delivered by mistake. But by turning adversity to advantage with lots of spunk, Anne of Green Gables has enchanted four generations of children and their elders since the world's most widely read Canadian novel was first published in Boston in 1908

New York Times

Montgomery's ability to incorporate such complex themes into writing that is so accessible to younger readers makes her arguably the grandmother of the YA/adult crossover novel

Guardian

Anne is a captivating heroine, a whirlwind of energy and good intentions

New Statesman

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099582649

    August 1, 2013

    Vintage Children's Classics

    496 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141323749

    May 4, 2009

    Puffin

    384 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141321592

    October 27, 2008

    Puffin

    464 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141808420

    September 29, 2008

    Puffin

    3 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • EBook

    9781448161539

    June 6, 2013

    Vintage Digital

    496 pages

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Also by L. M. Montgomery

Anne Of Green Gables: Pantone Classic
Anne of Green Gables: V&A Collector's Edition
Anne Of Avonlea
Anne's House Of Dreams
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