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Anne of Green Gables Boxed Set (Anne of Green Gables #1-3)

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Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 10/6/1997 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Mass Market Paperback, 0 pages
Published October 6th 1997 by Laurel Leaf (first published 1908)
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Revisting childhood favorites hasn't been a good exercise for me, tarnishing my hazy & happy memories of, among other things, Thundercats, state fairs, that flannel nightgown I loved, and the smell of curry powder.

I'm so glad that Anne is still a girl I would like to be friends with, Prince Edward Island still sounds like a wonderful place to live, and I still want to wrap the stories and people of Avonlea around me like an nubby, comfy blanket.

I pulled this down off the shelf because of boo
Mar 31, 2009 Laurel rated it it was amazing

I was hands-down, totally over the top OBSESSED with Anne (with an E) of Green Gables for a large majority of my childhood. She took that crucial spot for me after Laura Ingalls and before Madonna and Punky Brewster. You could call it my post-Victorian era, I suppose.

First, I'll admit it. I saw the made for TV movie first. We recorded it on video. I watched it over and over and over. I had all the lines memorized. I cried when I found out the adoptive dad died in real life. I made my dad pledg
Jul 10, 2016 Amna rated it it was amazing
This is the second time reading Anne and it is as if I read it the first time. I really love this book. Always enjoyed reading every chapter of it. One of my favorites.
Jun 21, 2013 Bianca rated it it was amazing
I actually read the first book within the Boxed Set, "Anne of Green Gables". I had loved the tv mini-series once I saw it on video and felt I just had to read the books.

Anne of Green Gables is an awesome book that made me smile quite a few times. It even made me cry. I didn't think that I would feel strong emotions since I had seen the movies but I really did. The author of this book does a wonderful job pulling you into Anne's world. Just like many of the people that don't quite know how to re
Oct 30, 2009 Maggie rated it really liked it
I never wanted to read this because this girl I knew a few years ago was absolutely obsessed with finding her "Gilbert Blythe", which made me want to vomit, and so I assumed that this book was cheesy. And it is in a way- but a good way. I like that most everything goes right in Anne's life after she moves to Avonlea but it is mostly due to hard work and a good attitude. I couldn't help but romanticize Prince Edward Island after this book and wish I had Anne's happy disposition.
Jan 07, 2010 Heidi rated it it was amazing
I am so nostalgic about this book. I just love the story, and I'd forgotten how much the author writes with as much verbosity as her heroine uses in her speech. I grow up with Anne all over again every time I read it, and it had been several years. I rewatched the movie also, and although the order is completely different I love the feel of it. One of my all-time favorites.
I read the first "book" in this compilation a few years ago, and I believe I made it about half way through Anne of Avonlea before I put it down.
I think I'll give it a go from start to finish instead of picking up from where I left off.


I'll give this series an average of 3 stars.

Anne of Green Gables was a solid 4 stars. I adored Anne and there was no shortage of little wet eyeball moments as Marilla and Matthew fell in love with her. It was a de
Inspired Kathy
Aug 28, 2008 Inspired Kathy rated it it was amazing
I love Anne of Green Gables. My daughter's middle name is Anne with an "e" of course!
Steve Hemmeke
I was sitting at the round table at church with some young people over a Sunday noon meal at church. A young lady made a reference to Anne Shirley, and I said, “Anne who?” Her jaw dropped. You’ve never read Anne of Green Gables?!” I confessed I hadn’t. It was on my bookshelf at home, though, and I put it on my mental “To Read list. I finally got around to it, and I’m glad I did. Anne Shirley is an orphan who is brought to the Cuthbert home by mistake. Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, elderly brothe ...more
Nov 18, 2013 Moe rated it really liked it
1 Publisher= LADER SERIES
Level= 3

2. 11/18=80min

3. 7words summary:

4. In this story, Anne got her best friend and it encouraded and mede
her happy.
Who is your best friend? When and where did you meet with her/him?

---My best friend is Manami. I met her when we're in the second
grade in elementary school. She was sitting next to me. Both she
and I love art, so we always enjoyed drawing pictures a lot. Now
I'm studying English to be teacher, but on
Oct 16, 2012 Nicholas rated it really liked it
Loss, joy, dreams, and ambitions are all things that many have but can be directed by simple things we feel at a young age. Will my joys and fears be guided by an understanding of love and acceptance or of fear and self-loathing? Anne of Green Gables gives an incredible look into a life that takes a turn down one of these paths and allows us to see lives bound up in dreams, joys, and loss. It is an incredible book that introduces us to "kindred spirits" making us wish we could meet our own bosom ...more
have just begun my kindle read of Anne for my first choice in the great Canadian Book Challenge #6 ! reading Canada Day July 1st 2012 to Canada Day 2013, a minimum goal of 13 books [i did complete 2011-2012 as of June 30/2012!] ~ i'm now onto my 2nd year of participation...

i love the self motivation of this Challenge & my increased interest in sleuthing out unique Canadian authors to add to the familiar.
I'm beginning this year early on with one i added to my kindle. I'm definitely enjoying
Aug 17, 2009 Shelley rated it it was amazing
I read this book as a girl of 10???? My granny gave me this book for my birthday or maybe it was Christmas. I still have the book though I read my daughter's book (which she has never read by the way). Though she loves watching the DVDs I bought for her a number of years ago, because she loves the stories as much as me. I am looking forward to rereading the story as an adult. I decided to read this book again as an adult because I came across Lucy Maud Montgomery's autobiograph in a book sale an ...more
May 23, 2007 Kate rated it it was amazing
Everyone seems to know and love the Anne series, but few seem to go deeper than surface level, which has always surprised me. These books are important, not just to Canadian literature, but to the feminism canon -- they are classics in every way. There are darker elements between the lines, and Anne is still a role-model for women and girls in strict conservative societies (traditional Japan, for example) who want to find their own independent voice without going completely crazy with rebellion. ...more
Irene Bae
Aug 02, 2013 Irene Bae rated it really liked it
i LOVE this book, firstly i couldn't put this book down. When i was sick or the day i stay in my house for whole day i read this book until my back or arms were harting cause i wasnt moving them. to be honest, i bought this book cause the book cover was pretty with a drawing on it, but when i start reading it i couldn't put my eyes away from this book. i will say this book is my second best book. my favorite book till i read that book is "the little prince" anyway, i actually did not interested ...more
Marsha Henderson
Nov 18, 2015 Marsha Henderson rated it it was amazing
Lucy Maud Montgomery is one of my favorite authors. These books may be intended for young readers, but Lucy was a great observer of people and human behavior. These are not just stories for the young, they are about the deepest parts of ourselves that we keep hidden from others, where secrets and anger hide away inside us and old wounds fester and scar over. She is beloved in Canada on her homeland of Price Edward Island, and it is truly the most beautiful place on earth.
Dec 22, 2008 Patti rated it really liked it
This book feels like filler between Anne finishing her degree and marrying Gilbert. But it's still perfect for sitting on the couch and getting over a bad cold. Anne spends most of her time in this book meddling with other people's lives and being falled in love with.

Random things I liked and thought:

I've always like when Anne gushes about like the name Katherine with a K versus a C.

I wonder how Marilla feels when Anne brings random people home with her for Christmas and the holidays all the t
Teresa Tysinger
I fell in love with reading as a child through these books. "Anne with an E" became my friend. Through her adventures, I learned about friendship, joy and sadness, and what it means to be true to who you are. Now, as a mother of a young daughter, I cannot wait to introduce her to the world of Anne of Green Gables. A classic not to be missed!
Sep 06, 2011 Blaire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
I've only read the first book of this collection so far, Anne of Green Gables, and that's what the rating is based on. This is an old-fashioned book, but it comes across as charming rather than dated. The turn of the 20th century was a period of innocence and optimism, at least as compared to now, and I those qualities shine through in this book. The characters are all vividly depicted and the older generation has a down-to-earth common sense that I found refreshing. It didn't make them boring - ...more
Kirsten Griffith
A wonderful series for the dreamers, the thinkers, the kindred spirits. Anne is a quirky, fanciful girl who becomes more lovable and endearing with each passing year's account. Engaging story lines, excellent character development, and lovely settings immediately draw you into Anne's world, and a beautiful one it is.
Story Revolution
The first three installments in the "Anne of Green Gables" series have to some of the most wonderful, enchanting, all-around greatest books I have ever read. L.M Montgomery has done an absolutely splendid job bringing to life the red-headed girl with a fiery temper to match, but the farther I progressed into the series, the more disappointed I became. For me, the series became monotonous and depressing; the war kills Anne's beloved child, and I cannot help but despair in the numerous times Anne ...more
Aug 17, 2012 Grace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recent-favorites
I would give this 6 stars if I could. I love it, I was sorry when it was over and I just want to start reading it again! Anne Shirley is the most animated, honest and passionate character ever.The rest of the characters are all so well drawn out i.e. the stern Marilla, the shy Mathew, your usual cast of friendly and gossiping neighbors. This book got me from the moment Anne was picked up in the train station and started her journey to Green Gables where there is (in her words) so much more scope ...more
Jul 14, 2010 Karina rated it really liked it
A charming read. No doubt it was mostly nostalgia that helped me through the pages. I already loved the characters, because I was introduced by a good friend to the movies several years ago. I love that cinematic interpretation even more now, because I had a perfect idea in my mind of what each person should look at act like before I started reading. And the book I think was more enjoyable for it. I gave it four, not five stars, because the laborious poetic descriptions of the landscape in all i ...more
Dave Nichols
Jan 27, 2016 Dave Nichols rated it it was amazing
This is one of my absolutely favorite books (series). The way the author uses Anne's words to paint a picture is facinating.
Aug 25, 2010 Marita rated it it was ok
Shelves: classic, ya-c
This week the library was not fast enough with my wish list so I had to read a book that has been sitting in my shelves unread for 20 yrs or so. This was just what I was afraid of. Another predictable red headed orphan story, but Anne is no Pippi Longstocking! She goes from a compulsive talker that goes form an airhead to be the scholarship winner in five years. Had she really been underprivileged overworked 11yr old she would have seen more of life. I craved more historical details instead of t ...more
Jul 17, 2014 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mary by: My grandmother
Shelves: 2014
When I started reading this collection, I thought it was just going to be a sweet, wholesome story about a little girl -- which it was. However, I didn't realize how attached I would become to Anne as I watched her grow up throughout the pages. Montgomery creates such excellent characters who you can't help but fall in love with. These three volumes were all poignant and beautiful. After closing the book, I feel that I have grown as a person due to these stories, and that is what books are all a ...more
Janis Gilbert
Aug 18, 2013 Janis Gilbert rated it liked it
The book I read was Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, and Anne's House of Dreams. They couldn't find the one I read? Anne is about an orphan that is adopted and her life. She is a talkative girl that is very lovable, but gets into some trouble, small trouble. The second book is about her teaching and the third book is about her married life etc.

When mischievous orphan Anne Shirley arrives at the Cuthbert farm Green Gables, she knows she wants to stay forever. One of the best-loved & mo
Layla Jane
Mar 15, 2015 Layla Jane rated it it was amazing
I just reread these books. I still love them just as much as I did when I was in fifth grade!
Nov 04, 2015 Saori rated it it was amazing
The books make me feel like I'm a part of Anne's life. I just want to stay there.
Mar 25, 2007 pinkgal rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books I think everyone, and I mean everyone, should read. I seriously adore this book to pieces. To be honest, this is the best one of the bunch, moreso than any of the following sequels. They were great (well, before Anne finally marries Gilbert, but you know how it is) but this was the original, the wonderful Anne-with-an-e who dreams all day long, who has hair the color of the sunset, and freckles! Lots of freckles! She can flavor cakes with liniment, dye her hair green, ...more
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Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908.

The author of the famous Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, was born at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Nov. 30, 1874. She came to live at Leaskdale, north of Uxbridge Ontario, in 1911 after her wedding with Rev. Ewen Macdonald on July 11, 1911
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Other Books in the Series

Anne of Green Gables (10 books)
  • Before Green Gables
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  • Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2)
  • Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables, #3)
  • Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables, #4)
  • Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5)
  • Anne of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #6)
  • Rainbow Valley (Anne of Green Gables, #7)
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