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A skinny, red-haired, and freckled orphan girl is mistakenly sent to live with a shy, elderly bachelor and his spinster sister on the north shore of Canada's Prince Edward Island; The elderly siblings had asked to adopt a young boy who could work on the family farm, but the imaginitive and rambunctious Anne Shirley arrives instead, and becomes the center of a series of entertaining adventures.  In this classic Canadian children's story, plucky orphan Anne adjusts to life on the farm and changes the lives of those around her. Delightful: Innocent, honest and fanciful Anne Shirley will charm you as she experiences life with the Cuthberts and at her new home in Green Gables. L.M. Montgomery perfectly protrays the simplicity and many wonders of childhood. Read it!  This book is the first volume in the Green Gables series, which is comprised of Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne’s House of Dreams, Anne of Ingleside, Rainbow Valley and Rilla of Ingleside. It introduces Anne Shirley, an orphan who is adopted accidentally when Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage for a boy and get her instead. The book is part of a sub-genre of plucky girl-orphan stories which were popular at the time (Heidi, Pollyanna, The Wizard of Oz etc.) and is one of the better ones. Anne's irrepressible spirit gets her into various humorous mishaps, she wins over the curmudegonly adults around her through her charm, makes friends with the good-hearted locals and over the course of the series, grows up and has her own family.

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