A-to-Z Extra #2 is Anne of Green Gables and the rest of the Anne stories by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The first-ever novel I read was Anne of Green Gables – a gift for my 10th birthday from my godmother. I loved it right away, and I’ve read it over and over again through the years. Since that first book was an abridged version (the cover of which is the left-most picture below), I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the full story. Now, I’ve got a small but growing collection of various Anne editions that I treasure.
Anne was my first friend, and Gilbert Blythe was my first book boyfriend. When I fortuitously stumbled upon Kevin Sullivan’s Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea TV movies, I was ecstatic! (I didn’t even know they existed – pre-Internet days, you know.) Megan Follows and Jonathan Crombie portrayed Anne and Gilbert in ways that were so much better than my imagination. I fell in love with them both. And I was heartbroken upon the news of Crombie’s unexpected and untimely death last week.
What are your favourite Anne quotes? Mine is: “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”