Anne of Green Gables Book Summary and Study Guide

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Spinster Marilla Cuthbert runs the household of her bachelor brother Matthew Cuthbert in Prince Edward Island at the turn of the century. Once the Cuthberts get older, Marilla decides to send away to Charlottetown for an orphan boy to help run the Green Gables farm. The Cuthberts are shocked when they are sent a red-haired talkative little girl instead. Marilla wishes to send the imaginative and odd Anne Shirley back to the orphanage, but the normally shy Matthew is charmed by the girl. Marilla agrees to keep Anne on a trial basis until the matter can be resolved. Anne can't seem to keep out of trouble, however, and she seems to be always entangling herself in disastrous and hilarious adventures.
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The review of this Book prepared by A. Antonow

Sister and brother Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert wanted to adopt a young boy to help with chores around the house. When Matthew arrives at the train station, he gets a shock. Instead of a young, hardworking little boy, he finds a red-haired freckled face little girl named Anne. Marilla wants so desperatley to send her back to the asylum but Anne pleads to stay. Soon, Marilla gets attached to Anne and lets her stay. Anne becomes Anne of Green Gables and changes the lives of everyone at Green Gables.
The review of this Book prepared by Katherine Mitchell

Sensible Marilla and taciturn brother Matthew Cuthbert, the owners of Green Gables on beautiful Prince Edward Island, unintentionally adopt the redheaded Anne Shirley. The impulsive, wistful, loquacious, and accident prone orphan proceeds to finds "kindred spirits" in her nosy neighbors, fellow schoolmates, and only person able to compete with her spirit and ambition in the quiet Canadian town of Avonlea, dashing Gilbert Blythe. A coming of age story with humor, romance and lessons to learn - readers can ride the highs and lows with Anne, and find within her personal trials "scope for imagination."
The review of this Book prepared by Alexandra

Anne is an orphan with a wild imagination, and loving nature. She is "accidentaly" adopted by Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, with heartwarming results. It's a wonderful story for adults and children alike.
The review of this Book prepared by Jenna Evans

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   orphan story

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Island?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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