Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They are waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter. It's not long before Anne finds herself in trouble, but soon it becomes impossible for the Cuthberts to imagine life without 'their' Anne - and for the people of Avonlea to recall what it was like before this wildly creative little girl whirled into town. As inspiring today as it was in 1908, this beautiful centenary edition of "Anne of Green Gables" remains a testament to the powers of hope, friendship and imagination. "Anne of Green Gables", "Before Green Gables" and other indicia of 'Anne' are the trademarks of "Anne of Green Gables" Licensing Authority Inc.
L. M. Montgomery was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, in 1874. A prolific writer, she published many short stories, poems and novels but she is best known for Anne of Green Gables and its sequels, inspired by the years she spent on the beautiful Prince Edward Island. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942 and was buried in Cavendish on her beloved island. 'L. M. Montgomery' is the trademark of the Heirs of L. M. Montgomery Inc.