Lucy Maud's Anne of Green Gables series has been a favorite of young readers for more than 100 years. The 7-book series traces the story of its spirited title character, Anne Shirley, who arrives on the remote Prince Edward Island from an orphanage. The only problem is ~ the farmers who own Green Gables requested a boy. But, Anne wins them + the whole town over with her imaginative antics.
Lucy was a Canadian writer whose most famous character was the spirited orphan Anne Shirley. Lucy and her leading lady had much in common ~ both were effectively orphaned and raised by an older couple on Prince Edward Island. Both were imaginative and eager to learn. Lucy had already written poems, essays + short stories before Anne of Green Gables was published in 1908. The novel was an instant best-seller, putting Lucy's writing on the international literary map ~ where it still remains more than a century later!