Anne of Green Gables The Complete 8 Book Collection - Ages 9-14 - Paperback - Lucy Maud Montgomery
Children will appreciate this collection of 8 books in the Anne of Green Gables series. Perfect for ages 9-14 and lovers of classic books, this set is a great way to introduce children to a new collection that will broaden their literary horizons. Although there might feel like some history coming across, these are fiction books that encourage readers to become more confident in their reading ability as they move away from picture or illustration books and more towards chapter reading Spending even just 10-15 minutes a day reading is a great way to support children in their reading skills, and might be the route to winding down after a busy day. When reading is part of a child’s everyday routine, it can be both enjoyable and provide educational benefits too in a short time. Supporting children’s reading practice at home can supplement their learning at school.
With the Anne of Green Gables 8 Books Collection, children will soon be moving from book to book in this series as they follow Anne from teens and her young adolescent years. Each story is filled with its own unique plot, plenty of adventure and friends along the way that will help Anne complete her journey through the younger years. The collection is a joy to read and is guaranteed to become a firm favourite among your child’s bookshelf.
Titles in this series include:
- Anne of Green Gables
The first book in the Anne of Green Gablesseries by L.M. Montgomery. It chronicles the adventures of Anne Shirley, an eleven-year-old orphan with red hair, freckles, and a lively imagination, from age eleven to age sixteen.
- Anne of Avonlea
In this book, Anne Shirley, the protagonist, is sixteen and has taken up the post of teacher in her small village of Avonlea. Anne of Avonlea chronicles her adventures from age sixteen to age eighteen.
- Anne of the Island
In this book, Anne leaves Green Gables for the first time to go to Redmond College and obtain a B.A. At the start of the book, Anne is 18, and at the end she is 22.
- Anne of Windy Poplars
In this book, 22-year-old Anne Shirley has left college to serve as principal of Summerside High School and settles down in Windy Poplars.
- Anne's house of dreams
Anne's House of Dreams is the fifth book in the Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montgomery. It centres on 25-year-old Anne Shirley, who has just married Gilbert Blythe and settled into a lovely house in Four Winds.
- Anne of Ingleside
Anne has left her beloved House of Dreams and has set up house in an old place called Ingleside. She is now the mother of six children (Jem, Walter, Nan, Di, Shirley, and Rilla).
- Rainbow Valley
Unlike the first six, this book centres on Anne and Gilbert's children (Jem, Walter, Nan and Di mainly) and their friends, the four Meredith children (Jerry, Faith, Una and Carl) as well as a runaway named Mary Vance.
- Rilla of Ingleside
Rilla of Ingleside is the eighth book in the Anne of Green Gablesseries by L. M. Montgomery. It centres on fourteen-year-old Rilla Blythe during World War I, known then as the 'Great War'.
Perfect for ages 9-14 and lovers of classic books.
From unwanted orphan to beloved wife and mother, the Anne of Green Gables series is the complete journey of 11-year-old Anne through a life even she never dreamed of. This set includes all eight books in L. M. Montgomery's tale of literature's most famous redhead and her colourful imagination. An excellent introduction to classic literature and perfect for readers aged 9+. Anne is an outspoken and bright girl, even though she may have suffered a dark past of being an orphan, living a distressed life. Even if Anne has had less opportunities in regards to education and meeting friends compared to other children, she has a strong will and Anne although not rich in wealth, she is very rich in mind and views life with hope and optimism! Anne is an honest girl and reacts to situations depending on circumstances, because of this pure heartedness she often breaks rules such as acting like a traditional proper lady with old fashioned ladylike manners. Anne often does not think twice about reacting based on her feelings so it’s safe to say that most of Anne’s opinions and actions are genuine. For instance, Anne screams at Mrs. Rachel for teasing her of her red hair.
Prior to living at Green Gables, Anne had no friends and hence she was very lonely, Anne resorted to making up imaginary mates. One day in Avonlea, Anne meets someone called Diana Barry who quickly became a close friend of Anne. Anne’s competitive and chaotic childhood began when she met someone called Gilbert Blythe at school, Gilbert was a smart kid but very disrespectful one with a playful and wild heart and he often makes fun of Anne’s hair calling her carrots and pulling her braid. Gilbert took every chance to make fun of Anne, which enraged Anne and made her furious! This sparked a strong clash and contest between the two throughout their school life which continued until the end of the story.
Anne matures in the story, losing some of the funny quirks and peculiarity as a child, Anne works diligently to achieve her best results in her academic studies. Her hard work was recognised, and thus was accepted into Queen’s Academy, a story following her next chapter in her life. In this amazing series, you get to learn the significant things of life even for someone as young as Anne, the reader will learn the importance of having fun, being yourself, working hard for what you want, real friendship, romance, and making compromises. Anne of Green Gables was written by Lucy Maud Montgomery, it was originally written for readers of all ages, and it is considered as one of the most classic novels since the mid 20th century. Since the publication of the series, it has been translated into more than 36 languages and sold more than 50 million copies worldwide, this makes the series one of the bestselling books in the world.
Some fun facts about the series and the author:
- The book was rejected by every publisher Montgomery sent it to, so she stored it away in a hat box.
- In 1907, Montgomery re-read the Anne of Green Gables manuscript and decided to send it out again. It was accepted by the Page Company of Boston.
- Montgomery wrote over 500 short stories, 20 novels and two poetry collections.
- Anne is popular in Japan, thanks to translator Hanako Muraoka.