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Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel

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Schoolyard rivalries. Baking disasters. Puffed sleeves. Explore the violet vales and glorious green of Avonlea in this spirited adaptation.

The magic of L.M. Montgomery’s treasured classic is reimagined in a whimsically-illustrated graphic novel adaptation perfect for newcomers and kindred spirits alike. When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan who can he
Paperback, 232 pages
Published October 24th 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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I bought this new graphic novel of Anne of Green Gables for my oldest daughter, for her tenth birthday (which is at the end of this month), but I was so anxious to give it to her, I just handed it to her, last week, as she walked in the door from school.

This daughter, who is both an artist and a lover of all things Anne, screamed with joy when she saw the cover, then ran up to her room with the book and slammed shut the door.

Wait, what? I thought we were going to read it together.

After a few mi
Dave Schaafsma
6/28/18: Reread this for my summer 2018 Graphic Novels with focus on girls and liked it even more. The authors sort of adapt from more than one of the series in order to create an arc in which Anne goes from 12-18 years old, conveying the "coming of age" years. There's three main stories and some anecdotes that I felt really flow together.

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

"To Lucy Maud Montgomery, who reminds us that nothing is as powerful as a girl with imaginat
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, classics, favourites
If you know me at all, you'll know that I love Anne of Green Gables, so when I saw this graphic novel adaptation on NetGalley, I snatched the opportunity to read it straight away! I can happily say that this graphic novel version was absolutely, 100% the most PERFECT adaptation I could ever wish for. The illustrations were so stunning they left my mouth hanging open in wonder and the atmosphere of the original Anne text shined through so clearly in this graphic novel version. It's just perfect a ...more
Hannah Greendale
Illustrations of flora and fauna hint at the beauty of Green Gables that L. M. Montgomery conveys with unparalleled eloquence in her prose novels. Marsden's adaptation succeeds at capturing Anne's fickle moods and earning a few tears; however, Anne's loquaciousness - one of her most endearing qualities - does not translate well to graphic novel format. This book is not without its charms, but it would be a shame if this was a person's first introduction to Anne of Green Gables. ...more
Hard to rate this one, it was interesting to see a classic turned into a graphic novel. I think this book does a good job of getting across the original in this format, but then it's a long time since I've read the original and although I enjoyed the original it wasn't an absolute favourite, so Anne of Green Gables fans might feel differently. My daughter is more familiar with this story and she really enjoyed it. We found certain elements of the illustrations very unappealing. The faces were ve ...more
Dash fan
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
4☆ A beautifully illustrated Graphic novel

This was a little hard reading this novel on my kindle hence the 4☆ rating.

However it was beautifully illustrated and easy to read. The perfect read for adults and children.

I was swept away with the classic charming story of Anne of Green Gables which i remember when i was a child and loved so dearly.

It was a whimsical wonderland, Anne's wonderland. Anne is a really special little girl who touches the hearts of everyone she meets.
There is an air of magi
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I fell in love with Anne for the first time while watching the BBC mini-series version of the books. Her bosom friendship with Diana, her winning over of the aloof but good-hearted Marilla, her instant simpatico with Matthew, her enemies-to-friends relationship with Gilbert Blythe, and her constant good cheer in the face of never-ending bad luck totally made me fall hard for my fellow socially awkward, compulsive chatter-box.

As with any
Perhaps I am indeed being a trifle too harsh here, but one star off immediately and with a huge and nastily hissing angry exclamation of "bah humbug" because on the cover of Mariah Marsden's Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel Lucy Maud Montgomery's name (the name of the actual and original author of Anne of Green Gables) is NOT EVEN shown. As a lifelong and devoted fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery's writing (and not only of her Anne of Green Gables series either), I find this omission both massive ...more
Schizanthus Nerd
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
When orphan Anne (with an e) Shirley is sent to live with siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert in place of the boy they had requested to assist them with the farm work, neither could have imagined how this redheaded, freckled spit fire would impact their lives. Spirited, passionate and a chatterbox with a heart of gold who manages to accidentally get herself into trouble quite frequently, Anne transforms Green Gables and Avonlea with her presence. Kindred spirits with best friend Diana and ruth ...more
This is a middle grade historical fiction graphic novel basic off of the book "Anne of Green Gables". The classic book "Anne of Green Gables" was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. I ordered the graphic novel off of Amazon after seeing the audiobook on Netgalley because I thought it was crazy having an audiobook for a graphic novel. I decided when I picked up the graphic novel to get the audiobook off of Netgalley to see what it was like. I am listening to the audiobook while reading the ...more
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3.5 kindred stars

The story about the orphan girl going to live to Avonlea has become a beloved classical . Her long dialogues full of hyperbolic wonder -and despair- and her life with the Cuthber siblings in a small community in Prince Edward are a delight to read.


In this adaptation of the novel as graphic novel we see moments of great success, and others in which the continuity is lost.

Although much of the story of
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A comic adaption of the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery. 11-year-old Anne is an orphan adopted by Matthew and Marilla, siblings, when they decide they need another hand around the farm. She takes everyday moments and turns them into something thrilling and brilliant!

I requested the book spur of the moment after I saw it a couple of times on the graphic novels page. I loved Anne of Green Gables when I was yo
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
I've been wanting to read the second book of the original series for a couple of years. I decided to refresh my memory first by reading this beautiful graphic novel. I'm glad I did! The illustrations are great and the retelling is interesting. I preferred the novel, but the graphic novel was just what I needed. Now I'm ready to read Anne of Avonlea! ...more
I don't think I can stress how much I adore Anne of Green Gables, so reading this made me very emotional! I've never actually felt that way about a graphic novel before. The illustrations here were absolutely lovely, and it managed to encompass what I love about Anne into a quicker, easy to read format. The illustrations were so lovely, and my desire to re-watch the movies is so strong now! ...more
I’ve only read Anne of Green Gables for the first time a few months ago, and I feel utterly in love with it.

The art style of this graphic novel is simply gorgeous, I loved every little detail, every choice of colour, it was truly done beautifully!

The author respected the soul of the story, of course you can’t put such a book in only a few hundred pages, but the most important moments were there and I’m glad to see that it was still Anna of Green Gables, not someone else’s story or interpretation
Jan 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I'm not familiar with the classic story but I watched a booktuber talk passionately about this graphic novel and decided to give it a go. I'm very glad that I did.

The illustrations are superb and full of vibrant colour giving it a nostalgic and fairytale-esque feel.

I loved the story of the very spirited Anne (with an E) who had so much love to give and enthusiasm for everything in life. She was such a lively and imaginative character who possessed a very kind heart.

A lovely and tender read abo
Krista Regester
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I remember reading Anne of Green Gables as a child and also watching her on the good old VHS player. I always thought that she was pretty annoying to be honest - but her childish mannerisms eventually grew into ambition and drive. The art in this graphic was stunning.
Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've never read "Anne of Green Gables" as a book, but I really liked
the story and the drawings of this Graphic Novel and I can definitely recommend it.
It's really beautiful.
kayla ♡

Oh what a splendid and beautiful graphic novel this was. I ad0re Anne 0f Green Gables and was feeling a bit sad over finishing the CBC/Netflix adaptation so I wanted to reread it. But I'm way too busy with a new semester of c0llege to actually sit down and read the nearly 500 pages of the edition I own so I settled for the graphic novel. I'm not at all surprised that I loved this. Not only does the story, characters, and setting evoke this nostalgic and warm feeling in side me but so do
Lara Maynard
A really lovely adaptation. Mariah Marsden has managed to reduce the novel to mostly the iconic moments threaded together and keep the spirit of the original. It was nice to revisit those memorable moments, like when Anne accidentally gets her friend drunk. And I teared up yet again over the loss of dear Matthew.

The illustration is lovely. I especially appreciate the interspersed textless pages of quiet drawings. They’re wonderful, Ms Brummler.

This is a book that I will revisit. And bear in min
It was a foregone conclusion that I would be requesting a book calling itself Anne of Green Gables. I have loved Anne since I was twelve, and I still reread at least this first book, if not the whole series, just about annually, when I need comfort books. So - well, obviously if I see a graphic novel based on AoGG I have no choice -- but I do have trepidation.

Actually, I had to work a bit to be able to read this, since I couldn't see half the pages of the file I received. I had to download it se

This adaptation is available both as a graphic novel and this audiobook version. I listened to the audiobook and read the graphic novel after, since the audiobook I have doesn’t include the illustrations, and I was curious if they lived up to the audio adaption of Anne of Green Gables.

Listening to this audiobook was such a pleasure, it really does bring the spirit of Anne to life, and adds so much charm to the story. Timewise, this is much more manageable for younger children as it is slightly
Dana Cristiana
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
This book is amazing! Now I understand what all the fuss is about. I kept hearing about "Anne of Green Gables" and that it is an amazing classic book, but because I was in a reading slump, I wasn't that interested. Until I saw this graphic novel on NetGalley..and because I discovered recently that if I start reading graphic novels or short stories, the reading slump is going far away from me.
So this is how I started reading "Anne of Green Gables", the graphic novel.

At the beginning of the story
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anne of Green Gables lovers
Expected publication: October 24th 2017

I haven't read this classic before, and I am not familiar with the story at all!
But I really enjoyed it. I read it in one sitting, and it truly warmed my heart. And it made me interested in reading the original classic.

The illustrations are incredible, and the dialogue is really good.

It made Anne come to life! Anne is such an interesting and high-spirited character.

As I said, I haven't read the original classic, so I don't know if the graphic novel missed
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
I was really excited when I found this graphic novel. Anne of Green Gables is such an important story to me and it is the first book I remember reading. (My mom reading it to me)
Anne is such a vibrant character and she will forever hold a place in my heart. Last summer we went to Prince Edward Island, where the book takes place and saw the musical; which was fonominal. And it brought so much light to the story.
I liked this graphic novel, it was a good way to enjoy the story. But, I thought the
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reading this graphic novel gave me so much nostalgia. I remember waiting for the morning news program to end so I can finally watch anime and cartoons before I play outside. One of the cartoons that I was regularly anticipating is Anne of Green Gables. Oohh, I love her. I remember having such wild imaginations like her and being involve in some kind of trouble every second of the day.

Having said that, I confess that I sadly haven't read Anne of Green Gables because I'm not really into classics.
May 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This is a really cute and generally well-executed adaptation, however, the lack of scleras made the eyes look a bit odd. I know that’s nit picky, but I’m just being honest. Otherwise the illustrations are really beautiful. Anne still touched my heart.
Ms. Yingling
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Since Anne's fan base is largely older, I was a bit surprised to see this book! However, given the fact that there is a new Netflix series, there may be some interest among a new generation of readers, and this would be a good way to lure them in.

I was impressed at how true to the book the graphic novelis-- I didn't check the text against the 1908 novel, because I've given all of my books away. The scenes are as I remember, and the language very similar. Given the
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
That was absolutely amazing! 💞

I read it in one go and I didn't want it to end. The illustrations were so soft and beautiful with a gorgeous colour palette.

If you like Anne, then definitely read the graphic novel as well because it's stunning!

Monique S. (The Ginger Librarian)
I read this in one evening (within a few hours) and loved it! This graphic novel is a charming adaptation of a classic heartwarming story I've always enjoyed. ...more
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Mariah Marsden spent her childhood hunting for faeries amidst the old hills of the Missouri Ozarks. She began telling stories to pass the time on her family’s farm, and she hasn’t stopped since. A former children’s librarian, she earned her MFA in Creative Writing & Media Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She writes about the dreams and difficulties of girlhood, the folklore of her ...more

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