Today, November 30, 2008, is Lucy Maud Montgomery's birthday (she was born 1874). This year is the 100th year anniversary of the book, and many events are going on surrounding the book. Does anyone have any plans to celebrate, study, or teach this book in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the book?
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I love Anne of Green Gables. I've read all of the books, but I don't think I'd use them in the classroom. The miniseries that was made in the 80s is so good that I'd probably use that instead.
I agree, I love that miniseries. Did you see the latest installment that was made in 2000? Just didn't cut it... not the same at all!
The one with Anne and Gilbert married? I agree; it didn't have the same charm as the other two. Too bad girls don't have Anne Shirley for a role model. I guess Hannah Montana is ok, but I prefer the old-fashioned type.
I am afraid that in the UK this book is not as popular a choice for teaching as in other countries. I am guessing that it is pretty much compulsory to read it in Canada though?! I do feel it is a great book, however, so don't misunderstand me and think that I believe it is no good! It is and will always be a very touching coming-of-age tale of one child's battle to belong.
Anne of Green Gablesis an outstanding piece of young adult fiction that really is timeless. I am planning on offering it as a choice for my literature circles in my class this year.
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