|In this first of a charming early reader series that reimagines L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, Anne Shirley arrives at the farm of Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert. They had adopted what they thought would be a sturdy boy to help on their farm. Instead, they got imaginative – and outspoken – red-headed Anne-with-an-e. This book covers the first few chapters of Montgomery’s book. The lovely illustrations are rendered in graphite, watercolor, and colored pencil and completed digitally. And the chapters are short enough to keep young readers’ attention. mjw|
|Title: Anne Arrives: Inspired By Anne Of Green Gables
Author: Kallie George
Illustrator: Abigail Halpin
Publisher: Tundra Books, and imprint of Penguin Random House. Canada
Original Language: English
Hardcover pages: 72
Age range: 6-8
Genre: Historical fiction
Book setting: Prince Edward Island, Canada
Author’s ethnicity: Canadian
Author’s residence: Vancouver, British Columbia
Illustrator’s ethnicity: U.S.
Illustrator’s residence: Maine. U.S.
Subjects: Farms, Foster homes, Orphans