I am once again participating in the L.M. Montgomery Reading Challenge at Reading to Know. It's kinda hard to be friends with Carrie (Reading to Know) and NOT participate. Her enthusiasm for Anne and all things Montgomery is contagious.
Since I read 3 of the Anne books last year (reviews are here and here) I didn't really want to revisit them this time around. So I hopped on my library's online catalog and searched for Montgomery. After careful deliberation I reserved five books:
- Adventures at School: An Anne of Green Gables Pop-Up Book. Retold by Rebecca Anne Krafft. Illustrated by Thea Kliros. Published by Ottenheimer Publishing, 1993.
- A Big Imagination: An Anne of Green Gables Pop-Up Book. Retold by Rebecca Anne Krafft. Illustrated by Thea Kliros. Published by Ottenheimer Publishing, 1993.
- The Years Before "Anne": The Early Career of Lucy Maud Montgomery Author of "Anne of Green Gables." by Francis W.P. Bolger. Published by Nimbus Publishing, 1991.
- The Anne of green Gables Treasury by Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina Wyss Eriksson. Published by Penguin Books, 1997.
- The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery. This edition published by Bantam Publishing, 1989.
I also laughed after I read my challenge intro post from 2010. In it I say that I have just received the Anne of Green Gables DVD for Christmas. Really? I own the movie?! I had to go downstairs and check my shelves for it. Sure enough! I own it! So, I may try to watch the movie with my children and see what they think about it.
My plan is to read and review each of these books throughout January. We'll see how well I do this year.
Do you have a favorite Anne of Green Gables scene or quote? Please share it in the comments!