The charming first book in a new early-reader series, starring the spirited -- and outspoken -- Anne Shirley as she first arrives at Green Gables.
KALLIE GEORGE is an author, editor and creative writing teacher living in Vancouver, B.C. She has written numerous acclaimed books for children, including The Lost Gift, Secrets I Know, Duck, Duck, Dinosaur and The Melancholic Mermaid, as well as The Magical Animal Adoption Agency series and The Heartwood Hotel series. She has taught writing workshops for children and adults across Canada as well as in South Korea, and currently teaches at Emily Carr University. ABIGAIL HALPIN is an illustrator living in southern Maine, a few miles from the sea. Her illustrations are a blend of traditional and digital media, mixing watercolor, ink, pencil and more. She has created illustrations and lettering for a range of clients including Galison/Mudpuppy, Simon & Schuster, Disney Publishing, Random House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Penguin Books, and is the illustrator of Bella's Rules, Finding Wild and Fort-Building Time, among others. Inspired by vintage textiles, all things Slavic, mystery novels, the ocean and long-forgotten ephemera, Halpin also creates mixed media artwork that blends drawing and embroidery, portraiture and needlework.
One of CCBC'S Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2019)
"The author chooses her words with care, preserving all of Anne's charm, wit, and infectious enthusiasm as she renames places in Avonlea and integrates herself into Green Gables." --Kirkus Reviews
"All young readers, libraries, and sentimental book lovers will want this particular addition to the various retellings of the story of Anne of Green Gables on their shelves." --CM Magazine
"Young readers will fall instantly in love with Anne in this adorable book, especially with the help of the bright and charming illustrations that grace every single page." --Verily