ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, A GRAPHIC NOVEL, Adapted by Mariah Marsden, Illustrated by Brenna Thummler, Andrews McMeel Publishing


Schoolyard rivalries. Baking disasters. Puffed sleeves. Explore the violet vales and glorious green of Avonlea in this spirited adaptation.

The magic of L.M. Montgomery’s treasured classic is reimagined in a whimsically-illustrated graphic novel adaptation perfect for newcomers and kindred spirits alike. When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan who can help manage their family farm, they have no idea what delightful trouble awaits them. With flame-red hair and an unstoppable imagination, 11-year-old Anne Shirley takes Green Gables by storm.

Anne’s misadventures bring a little romance to the lives of everyone she meets: her bosom friend, Diana Barry; the town gossip, Mrs. Lynde; and that infuriating tease, Gilbert Blythe. From triumphs and thrills to the depths of despair, Anne turns each everyday moment into something extraordinary.

The spirit of Anne is alive and well in Mariah Marsden’s crisp adaptation, and it’s a thrill to watch as the beloved orphan rushes headlong through Brenna Thummler’s heavenly landscapes. Together Marsden and Thummler conjure all the magic and beauty of Green Gables. Like Anne herself, you won’t want to leave.
— Brian Selznick, author/illustrator of “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” and “The Marvels”


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

I absolutely love this cover!  As many of you may or may not know, I collect editions of “Anne of Green Gables” from 1st editions, to unique concepts, anything Anne.  I’ve been doing this for a very long time. L.M Montgomery is my favorite Canadian author.

So when I saw this edition available at Andrews McMeel Publishing site, I sent my request with the hopes they’d agreed to allowing me to review it.  I was very anxious until it arrived lol.  And Oh My!  I was NOT displeased.

What a beautiful book, a heavy one too. 😉 It’s pages were lined with stunning artwork/illustrations.  The only thing I didn’t like was how the characters’ profiles looked around the nose. I’m not sure I would have done it that way, but  still, all makes this book unique, the author/illustrators original and overall, so very well done.  The cover art is beautiful too.  Simple and classical.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to my contact at Andrews McMeel for generously sending this book my way.  This is an excellent book for those who are first learning about Anne. (Also great for kindred spirits too!)

My daughter has recently been getting into Anne stories lately, both in DVD and book formats and loving them.  When she saw this one, she couldn’t wait to sit down and read it with me and she absolutely adored the pictures and story.  What an excellent collector’s item.

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