I fell in love with Anne from the first moment I read about her. She was what I imagined myself to be, or at tWhat can you say about these classics?!
I fell in love with Anne from the first moment I read about her. She was what I imagined myself to be, or at the least wished to be.
The Anne series is about an 11 year old red headed orphan adopted by an older brother and sister on Prince Edward Island. It's the stories of her many adventures, friends, and love. Takes place turn of the century 1900s. You get such a lovely glimpse into a simpler more idyllic era. True there were problems as with anytime, but Anne unfailingly regards life hopefully (even as she is descending into the 'depths of despair').
The series is written so beautifully and the imagery is second to none. I read these books over and over....more
I LOVE Madeleine L'Engle books. They speak about such beautiful things - about spirituality and love in a way that is so unique. And they're kids bookI LOVE Madeleine L'Engle books. They speak about such beautiful things - about spirituality and love in a way that is so unique. And they're kids books to boot. They're about connections and interactions - we are all connected and we all affect one another.
They are also about intelligence. Such smart people and characters in her stories. There is a part of this book where she (through the voices of her characters) is describing light and dark (good and evil) and talks about the points of light through out human history. Jesus was a point of light, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. Anyone who tries to improve things for humanity as a point of light.
Lovely metaphor. So different than a lot of books for kids out there. She doesn't talk down to children. She requires thought and compassion....more