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Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel | Mariah Marsden
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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. L.M. Montgomery’s classic story finds new expression in the whimsical illustrations of this graphic novel. Perfect for newcomers and kindred spirits alike.
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Natilovesbooks
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As a lifelong Anne fan, this was perfect. The illustrations captured the setting really well and it was a faithful adaptation to the original.

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a really cute and generally well-executed adaptation, however, the lack of scleras made the eyes look a bit odd. I know that‘s nit picky, but I‘m just being honest. Otherwise the illustrations are really beautiful. Anne still touched my heart.

QueenJen I don't think it's not picky at all. I won't read some comics/graphic novels if I don't like the art style!😉 3mo
britt_brooke @QueenJen Thanks - that makes me feel better. 💚 The weird thing is that otherwise, I liked the art. Just, those eyes were a strange choice. 3mo
sammisho I don't like those eyes at all! 😬 3mo
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Jen_Reads Those eyes creep me out and remind me more of the button eyes in Coraline than an actual eye. 3mo
Swe_Eva @Jen_Reads That's exactly what I was thinking! 3mo
rretzler I‘m kind of freaked out by the noses being a different color than the rest of the face, though the eyes do remind me of Coraline too. 3mo
Caroline2 Yeahhhh, the eyes and nose are weird!! 😧 3mo
LeahBergen Ewwww! 😳 3mo
britt_brooke @sammisho @Jen_Reads @Swe_Eva @rretzler @Caroline2 Totally reminiscent of Coraline. The noses are odd, too. The more I look at the faces, the weirder they become! 🙈 3mo
Swe_Eva @britt_brooke That's true too - her nose looks like a cartoon spaceship. 😂 😂 😂 3mo
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sydneybrooks

It‘s strange to love a place like you would a person, but I do!

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sydneybrooks

I loved the Anne of green gables movies when I was younger! Eventually once I got older I tried to read the book but got bored because I had seen the movie and had ideas as to what would happen. I would definitely recommend this version for younger kids to read before watching the movie.

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sydneybrooks
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GRAPHIC NOVEL VERSION. This is a great way to ease kids into the real Anne of Green gables books! This is such a cute story and may seem unimaginable to some kids. Some kids may love the spunk Anne has throughout the book.

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GatheringBooks
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#LiteraryLuck Day 9: For #GreenReads, Fats, one of the GatheringBooks ladies, recommends the graphic novel adaptation of Anne Of Green Gables. She noted: “I devoured the book in one sitting! I enjoyed Brenna Thummler‘s illustrations and I love how the comic panels reflected the scenes I saw on Netflix. Anne Shirley was quite a character.” Her full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-icI

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 5mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime i love Anne, my kindred spirit 💚 5mo
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cwarnier
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Panpan

I LOVE Anne of Green Gables the book and movies, but I feel that the graphic novel was a bit let down in comparison. There was so many good parts left out, and the transitions were not good.

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cwarnier
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#snowday
Snow day tomorrow, and here is some of my reading list.

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BookBabe
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#BookNLunch! Library closed early due to the imminent blizzard/ice storm, so I got to have lunch with @MrBook today! 😊 Deli meat sandwich on a toasted Kaiser roll; cheesy poofs; and V-8 juice. Yum! 😋 This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen.

By the way, this book is yet ANOTHER #BlameItOnLitsy read! 😄

litenthusiast I had no idea there was a graphic novel of Anne of Green Gables! 7mo
BookBabe @litenthusiast I know, right? I just found out a couple days ago when I saw a Litten post it, and I had to immediately buy a copy! 😍 7mo
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Blueroseis
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After seeing Litsy comments on Anne of Green Gables I decided to order a copy for my Grand Children. It gave me the opportunity to order A Summer in Sicily by Jo Thomas as a gift for my partner and a book for myself, The Darker Arts by Oscar De Muriel. The two latter books are due to be published in August.

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RealLifeReading
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Enjoyed this graphic novel adaptation of one of my favourite books. It made me want to reread the books!

Paperback.Propensity Awesome I love Anne of Green Gables 7mo
Blueroseis This looks like a nice book. I've just ordered a copy for my Grand Children 7mo
RealLifeReading @Paperback.Propensity me too! ❤️ 7mo
RealLifeReading @Blueroseis that‘s great! 7mo
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Lea
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This is such a treasure. I got it from the library but will be adding a copy to my own personal library. It covers the essence of Anne‘s adventures and imagination. The illustrations are enchanting. I swoon! This is a must for all Anne lovers. #librarybook #readwomen

abbielistenstobooks I almost bought this for my nearly-12yo niece good Christmas, but didn't know if she'd think it was babyish. You know that age when you're too cool for EVERYTHING? Then you get over it eventually? 7mo
Lea @abbielistenstobooks haha yes to remembering that age. Can be very hard to please. It leaves a lot to the imagination over the traditional story. 7mo
abbielistenstobooks Her birthday is coming soon, so maybe I'll try to figure her out before that! 7mo
Lea @abbielistenstobooks maybe with a note that says if you don‘t like it now you‘ll probably like it in a few years lol 7mo
abbielistenstobooks That is a great plan!! Good call 7mo
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RealLifeReading
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I was pleased to find something for myself among the children‘s graphic novel shelves

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Allietaylor16
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I absolutely loved this book! A wonderful adaptation with beautiful illustrations!

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JillPill
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This book was gorgeous!! I got it as a library book but I'm seriously considering adding it to my permanent collection

#AnneofGreenGables #graphicnovel

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UnabridgedPod
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I‘m looking forward to giving my niece this lovely, graphic novel adaptation of one of my favorite books from childhood. Mariah Marsden distilled the original story beautifully, and Brenna Thummler‘s art captures the tone of the story perfectly.

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WeeziesBooks
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Thank you @CBee !! I‘m so excited to have this as part of my Anne collection ☺️☺️☺️ #justabookswap (and I‘m totally down for an Alabama Littens meetup!)

CBee Hooray!! @WeeziesBooks I‘m so glad it arrived safely. And, I‘m so glad you like it!! 😁 11mo
TheBookKeepers 🎉📚 11mo
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thebluestocking
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A delightful retelling of Anne‘s adventures. The illustrations were lovely and the adaptation was well done.

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Vicki22
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I really enjoyed this graphic novel adaptation of Anne of Green Gables. I thought the illustrations really capture the mood of the book - so beautiful. Sure, it doesn‘t have the detail of the novel but the author and illustrator clearly love the original book and have done a great job of paying homage to it.

Reviewsbylola So beautiful. 😍 I will have to look for this one. 13mo
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aroc
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When you are on bedrest and your bestie sends you #bookmail to keep you entertained. 💛 Thank you @EclecticBookLover 💛 Anne always makes me feel better.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better soon ❤️ 1y
GripLitGrl Feel better soon💐 1y
EclecticBookLover 😊 Anytime 💛 1y
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Emily92Bibliophile
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5⭐️honestly I couldn‘t be happier with this graphic novel adaption. The artwork is breathtaking and the author still shows the beauty of Montgomery‘s original story. I hope to purchase this one in the fall for Clift Library.

Mdargusch I‘m so excited! Finally a graphic novel I know I‘d like! 1y
Emily92Bibliophile @Mdargusch I know right? I tried to getting my hopes up because it is my absolute favorite children‘s book- I was so pleased !! 1y
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BookishMarginalia
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Gorgeous, expressive illustrations make this a worthy addition to the Anne family. Loved it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Peddler410 I bought this a while ago. I think it‘s buried in my daughter‘s room somewhere 😂 1y
JanJan Oooh, I need to check this out! 1y
Anneblythe 😍😍😍 1y
TheLudicReader I bought this for my classroom library. 1y
Mdargusch Wonderful! Stacking! 1y
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CraftyBookNerd1
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I LOVED THIS ADAPTATION! I‘ve come to love reading GN & this is now one of my favorites 💕 Anne & Gil forever! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Apinlibraryland
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I saw this on the book club Facebook group and bought it immediately! Can‘t wait to read it!

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AdeleReads
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This new Anne of Green Gables graphic novel is oh so lovely. One of many books I received for Christmas this year.

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gossamerchild
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A big fat Meh. The illustrations are gorgeous, as evidenced by the pictures, but the adaptation was less than ideal. Or at least it wasn't what I wanted.

TheBookHippie Same...love the art!!!! But yah ...sigh 2y
gossamerchild @TheBookHippie adaptations usually use some, if not most, of the original text, but this one didn't. Which was a disappointment. 2y
Daisey I felt much the same. It just made me want to reread the original. 2y
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Kristy_K I felt the same way. 2y
TheBookHippie @gossamerchild I really enjoyed The Wrinkle in Time graphic novel. This one was so disappointing. 2y
gossamerchild @TheBookHippie I liked that one, too! 2y
gossamerchild @Daisey @Kristy_K glad I'm not alone! 2y
ghosthost Good to know. I‘m glad I put this on hold at the librar. 2y
Bookcation74 Oh jez thanks for the heads up - I have this ordered but it‘s on back order at the moment - may try to go cancel it... 2y
gossamerchild @Bookcation74 it's a beautiful book. Just... Not very well written 🙄. In my opinion, it would work better for people who have not read the original (15 + times, as in my case 😂). 2y
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CaffeinatedFae
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This book was amazing! The artwork was beautiful and it enhanced the simplicity of the story. #Netgalley #AnneofGreenGables

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Kenyonbird
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This graphic novel is fantastic! Being obsessed with all things Anne - when we discovered this book we thought - oh yes !! Anne / graphic novel !!! Brilliant. My daughter isn't a fan of the illustrations.... I enjoy them.

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Artsywink
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It‘s not October but I love this page.

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slategreyskies
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This book gave me all the feels!! I laughed. I cried. I thought it was really well done, and I loved the illustrations! I read this in one quick gulp of a reading session. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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slategreyskies
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It was my lucky day at the library today! I got there just after they put this book on the shelf. I‘m the first one at my branch to check it out!! Yay! 💚

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Schlinkles
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I remember reading Anne of Green Gables as a kid and not liking it at all. Working at a bookstore, I hear people each day talk about how much they love the entire series. I‘m giving it another shot, but I‘m graphic novel form this time.

Mommamanzi I hope you fall in love with it! 2y
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angrylilasian
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Woke up way too early and to the news of what happened in Las Vegas. 💔

Quick cup of coffee and a quick comfort read before I have to wake the kids up to get ready for school. They'll get extra hugs today. I hope the world is a better place when they're older.

Notafraidofwords It's horrible. 2y
L_auren ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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La_Cori
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and that's my september #wrapup 📚🔝❤

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Jeg
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Saw this in our local book shop. One of my favourite books as a child -- the novel. I'm not a graphic novel/ comic reader. So this might be interesting! @MrsMalaprop

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Suzze
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Book Mail! The Life We Bury for my book group, Tin Man from Book Depository and an advance of the graphic novel of Anne of Green Gables from a Shelf Awareness giveaway. Woo hoo! Sitting on top of my new sweater that I want to wear every day forever.

morgan_krahn I loved The Life We Bury! That's one that I frequently loan out when someone's looking for a book. Enjoy! 2y
Suzze @morgan_krahn Yay! I'm really looking forward to it. 2y
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The novel is better (obviously), and the story lost a bit without LM Montgomery's narrative. I also wasn't enamoured with the art. But I still bawled hard when Matthew died.
ARC from NetGalley.

emilyhaldi Omg just reading that little blurb brings it all back to me! I ❤️ Anne!!! 😂😂 2y
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rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
GypsyKat 💗💗💗 2y
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JenicaDawn
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My favorite quote, making me so excited for Fall, in an excellent graphic novel adaptation of Anne of Green Gables. Though sometimes it felt rushed, I think it definitely hits the highlights of the book, and the art is beautiful. Also, after having read Kindred in graphic novel form, I'm a huge fan of this concept.

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WanderingBookaneer
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It was refreshing to spend time with the real Anne after watching Anne with an E. Though at first I did not like the illustrations, they grew on me much like Anne grew on Marilla.

Reviewsbylola Marilla is such a funny character. 2y
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merelybookish What?! 2y
Peddler410 What!? Is it any good? 2y
WanderingBookaneer @Peddler410 : I liked it. It was refreshing to spend time with the real Anne after watching Anne with an E. 2y
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monkeygirlsmama
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#BackToReading #AugustGrrrl

Earlier this year you'd have been right if you'd said to me "Graphic novels are #NotYourNormalGenre." They held no appeal for me and you could have hardly made me read one. Now, over half way through the year and I find myself turning #TimeAfterTime to this genre willingly and eagerly. I don't remember which title it was that drew me in, but I'm here to stay! ?

These ones I've already got copies of. Thanks NetGalley!

Cinfhen I've tried GN, not my thing but glad u are learning to enjoy them💗 2y
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Kristy_K
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I love Anne of Green Gables. The book, the movies, even some of the retellings. I was excited to see a graphic novel adaptation but unfortunately this fell short for me. The illustrations seemed mediocre and even though much of the dialogue was taken from the original, it didn't hold the same whimsical spark.
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#netgalley

rubyslippersreads Disappointing. 😕 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh that's too bad! There is a children's illustrated book for Anne that I love. I'll post it this week. 2y
Reviewsbylola What a shame. 2y
Kristy_K @ForeverNerdy I'll look for your review. :) 2y
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