Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie
I first read Anne of Green Gables in fourth grade, and I’ve reread at least twice a year ever since. It suffices to say Anne of Green Gables is my all-time favorite novel, but it’s been so much more than that to me. Anne of Green Gables sparked my passion for writing, for reading, and for finding kindred spirits. As a tribute to this wonderful classic, I decided to discuss the various covers.
About Anne of Green Gables:
Everyone’s favorite redhead, the spunky Anne Shirley, begins her adventures at Green Gables, a farm outside Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When the freckled girl realizes that the elderly Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy instead, she begins to try to win them and, consequently, the reader, over. (Goodreads)
This is the edition I bought a few years ago. I also read this edition when I first read Anne of Green Gables in fourth grade. A true classic — I love how there’s definitely a focus on the color green.
Showing Anne with the flowers is definitely the right choice — Anne loves nature, and nature loves her more. I don’t think her black clothing is a good choice. Anne is a bright, spirited girl, and that should show in the color of her dress.
What do you think of the covers? Comment to let me know!