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All About Anne With An E: Books, Toys, & Posters Celebrating Anne of Green Gables

A Mighty Girl tribute to this beloved Mighty Girl character and Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery!

For generations, readers have fallen in love with Anne Shirley, also known as Anne of Green Gables! Since author L.M. Montgomery published her novel about the imaginative red-haired orphan in 1908, the book has sold over 50 million copies around the world, and sparked adaptations for both stage and screen. It's no wonder that so many people know immediately who you mean when you talk about "Anne with an E."

In Montgomery's original book, brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert intend to adopt a boy to help them tend their farm on Prince Edward Island in Canada. Instead, 11-year-old Anne Shirley arrives instead. While the Cuthberts originally intend to send Anne back, the girl's infectious imagination and optimistic nature capture their hearts. It's not long before Anne has become part of their family — and starts bringing a little excitement (and the occasional misadventure) to the people in their small town of Avonlea. Montgomery would go on to write multiple sequels starring Anne, as well as her children and family friends.

In honor of the 111th anniversary of the publication of this 20th century classic, we're sharing our favorite books, movies, posters, and toys featuring this beloved character! Whether you're a long-time fan of Anne's adventures, or you're meeting Anne and her neighbors for the first time, you're sure to be captivated by this delightful Mighty Girl.

Books, Films, Toys, And Posters About Anne and her Author

Anne's Colors

Anne's Colors

Written by: Kelly Hill
Illustrated by: Kelly Hill
Recommended Age: 1 - 3

Young children can learn their colors and meet the inimitable Anne Shirley in this large-format concept board book! Artist Kelly Hill uses cut fabric and embroidery to create famous scenes from Anne's story, from the puffed-sleeve dress to a taste of raspberry cordial to Gilbert pulling Anne's hair. The 8 by 8 inch size makes it easy to see all the gorgeous details! This series of Anne concept books includes three other volumes: Anne's Alphabet, Anne's Feelings, and Anne's Numbers.

Anne of Green Gables: A Places Primer

Anne of Green Gables: A Places Primer

Written by: Jennifer Adams
Illustrated by: Alison Oliver
Recommended Age: 1 - 3

Let Anne Shirley introduce you to her favorite places on Prince Edward Island in this Babylit Places Primer! Simple text and cheerful, bright illustrations follow Anne to her home, as well as to other beloved spots like the pond, the wood, a field, the garden, and the avenue to Avonlea. Although the text is short, exciting vocabulary like shimmering and feathery encourage little readers to celebrate the joys of language. It's the perfect choice for any young Anne of Green Gables fan!

Goodnight, Anne: Inspired by Anne of Green Gables

Goodnight, Anne: Inspired by Anne of Green Gables

Written by: Kallie George
Illustrated by: Genevieve Godbout
Recommended Age: 3 - 7

It's bedtime for Anne — but she can't sleep until she says goodnight to everything she loves. She thinks of her wonderful new family, Matthew and Marilla; of her bosom friend Diana and her encouraging teacher, Miss Stacy; and special places like the Snow Queen tree and the Lake of Shining Waters. She even spares a thought for her annoying classmate, Gilbert, and Mrs. Lynde, the nosy neighbor. This charming bedtime story is a lovely introduction to the beloved character Anne, perfect for fans both old and new.

Eline Posable 14" Doll

Eline Posable 14" Doll

Manufacturer: Battat
Recommended Age: 3 - 8

Fans of Anne of Green Gables will love this 14" doll from Battat that looks just like a modern version of their favorite character! This posable doll has silky red nylon hair and comes wearing an outfit with a grey sweater and galaxy print leggings, both with easy closures so kids can easily dress and undress their doll. Plus, parents will love that the plastic is BPA, phthalate, and lead-free — and super easy to clean!

L. M. Montgomery (Little People, Big Dreams)

L. M. Montgomery (Little People, Big Dreams)

Written by: Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Illustrated by: Anuska Allepuz
Recommended Age: 5 - 8

Lucy Maud Montgomery was a dreamer, and hoped to be a writer someday — but everyone, from her less-than-encouraging grandparents to the world at large, thought that women couldn't be writers. Despite dark days, she maintained a sense of optimism and hope. And when she grew up, she wrote about the childhood she wished she had in her beloved book Anne of Green Gables. This moving book from the Little People, BIG DREAMS series will delight young fans of Anne.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Written by: Alexandra Wallner
Illustrated by: Alexandra Wallner
Recommended Age: 5 - 9

Young Lucy Maud Montgomery was raised on Prince Edward Island by her grandparents. The imaginative girl loved writing and published her first poem at the age of 16, but it seemed like her novels were doomed to be declined by editor after editor. Fortunately, the tenacious woman kept at it, eventually publishing her masterpiece, one of the most beloved books of the early 20th century, Anne of Green Gables. With charming folk art-style illustration, Alexandra Wallner brings Montgomery's story to life for young readers.

Anne Arrives (An Anne Chapter Book)

Anne Arrives (An Anne Chapter Book)

Written by: Kallie George
Illustrated by: Abigail Halpin
Recommended Age: 6 - 8

The spirited Anne of Green Gables comes to life in a charming chapter book series for early readers! Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are shocked when the orphan waiting at the train station isn't a helpful boy like they expected — instead, it's the imaginative and exuberant red-headed Anne (with an e). If Anne wants to build a new home and family in Avonlea, she'll have to learn a little patience and understanding, but it turns out that her creativity and boldness stand her in good stead too! This first book in an illustrated early reader series inspired by L.M. Montgomery's classic novel will delight Anne fans both new and old. Fans of the series can check out the second book, Anne's Kindred Spirits.

Anne of Green Gables Paper Doll Book

Anne of Green Gables Paper Doll Book

Manufacturer: Paper Studio Press
Recommended Age: 6 and up

Based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, artist Eileen Rudisill Miller has created a beautiful paper doll book featuring beloved characters, Anne Shirley, and her bosom friend, Diana Barry. The outfits in this set follow the storyline of the books, from getting the dress with puffed sleeves to going to Queen's College to the return home to Avonlea. An included essay by Anne of Green Gables expert, Sandy Wagner provides interesting facts for fans of the character. For another paper doll set that includes Anne, check out the Favorite Storybook Characters Paper Dolls for ages 4 and up.

Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel

Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel

Written by: Mariah Marsden
Illustrated by: Brenna Thummler
Recommended Age: 7 - 12

Brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert intended to adopt an orphan boy to help them on their family farm; instead, a flame-haired 11-year-old named Anne (with an e) shows up instead! The imaginative and exuberant girl may bring plenty of misadventures to the Cuthbert household — and to their community — but she also brings a sprinkle of wonder, a dash of romance, and a knack for turning the everyday into the extraordinary. This gorgeous graphic novel adaptation of L.M. Montgomery's beloved classic brings Anne of Green Gables to new life.

Anne of Green Gables: The DVD Collection

Anne of Green Gables: The DVD Collection

Recommended Age: 7 and up

Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved characters Anne Shirley, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, and more come to life in this beautiful screen adaptation! Megan Follows captures the inimitable Anne who, over the course of the series, evolves from an imaginative and impulsive orphan into an elegant, intelligent young woman. Stellar performances by Richard Farnsworth and Colleen Dewhurst as Matthew and Marilla, as well as the rest of the supporting cast, create a vibrant world that's perfect for both long-time and new fans.

Anne of Green Gables: A Coloring Book Visit to Prince Edward Island

Anne of Green Gables: A Coloring Book Visit to Prince Edward Island

Manufacturer: Waves of Color
Recommended Age: 8 and up

This charming re-imagining of the beloved Anne of Green Gables novels offers hours of calming coloring! Each page follows Anne along part of her adventures, accompanied by coloring pages by artist Jae-Eun Lee. The level of detail provides plenty of challenge for an older artist, including borders and ornamentation on the text pages, so that you can customize your own beautiful version of this classic story. For another coloring book featuring Anne Shirley, check out the Anne of Green Gables Coloring Book for ages 7 and up.

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Written by: L.M. Montgomery
Recommended Age: 9 and up

Brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decided to take in an orphan boy to help on the family farm; they’re not expecting spirited, flame-haired Anne to show up instead. But Matthew is quickly charmed by Anne’s unique personality and vivid imagination. In fact, it wasn't long before everyone at Green Gables — and in the town of Avonlea — agrees that Anne is something special. It may be that this unexpected but loving girl will be the best thing ever to happen to their family! This beloved book has delighted readers since its publication in 1908 with its creativity, romance, and charm.

The Complete Anne of Green Gables Box Set

The Complete Anne of Green Gables Box Set

Written by: L.M. Montgomery
Recommended Age: 9 and up

Indomitable redhead Anne Shirley from Green Gables, PEI, Canada, has been a favorite of girls everywhere since its publication in the early 1900s. With this set, you can follow her story from start to finish! From Anne’s time in Avonlea, to her experiences at college, to her married life with children, and finally the story of Anne’s daughter Rilla during World War I, this series is full of books to treasure. NOTE: This recommendation is for the 8-book box set, not the electronic Kindle version by a separate publisher which reportedly has many problems.

Puffin In Bloom Illustrated Classics Collection

Puffin In Bloom Illustrated Classics Collection

Recommended Age: 9 and up

Four classic Mighty Girl books get a colorful new edition in this boxed set! These new volumes of Anne of Green Gables, Heidi, A Little Princess, and Little Women feature cover design and interior illustrations by artist Anna Bond. The set includes a matching slipcover case, making this set a beautiful addition to any bookshelf.

House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery

House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery

Written by: Liz Rosenberg
Illustrated by: Julie Morstad
Recommended Age: 12 and up

When she was 14 years old, Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote in her journal, "I love books. I hope when I grow up to be able to have lots of them." Instead, she grew up to write them — including the beloved Anne of Green Gables series. However, she also struggled with anxiety and depression, a troubled married life, and more. In this biography for teens, Liz Rosenberg delves into Montgomery's unpublished personal journals to create a unique and moving portrait of this groundbreaking author and her writings which captivated the world.

Marilla of Green Gables

Marilla of Green Gables

Written by: Sarah McCoy
Recommended Age: Adults

Decades before a girl named Anne Shirley arrives in Avonlea, 13-year-old Marilla Cuthbert must take on all the responsibilities normally filled by a farm wife after her mother dies in childbirth. She longingly imagines living like her adventurous aunt, who left Prince Edward Island for a bold and independent life. When she joins the Ladies Aid Society, she raises funds for an orphanage in Nova Scotia that secretly helps hide runaway slaves. But as she slowly gets enmeshed in the work of abolition, she faces a difficult choice between the only home she's ever known and the possibilities in the wider world. This bold and absorbing work of historical fiction imagines the life of a young Marilla and how it shaped the character we know from L.M. Montgomery's books.

Anne With An E Print

Anne With An E Print

Manufacturer: Karen Hallion
Recommended Age: All Ages

Celebrate your love of Anne of Green Gables with this art print from Karen Hallion! This colorful 11 by 14 inch poster features original artwork, printed on 100 lb. cardstock paper with a 1/4 inch white border around it for framing. The poster ships wrapped in a clear art sleeve, rolled, in a sturdy cardboard mailing tube. It's a gorgeous way to add a little of Anne's color and vivacity to your wall!

Anne of Green Gables 4 Print Set

Anne of Green Gables 4 Print Set

Manufacturer: Peter Pan Prints
Recommended Age: All Ages

Fans of feisty, imaginative Anne will love this set of four prints featuring quotes from the book by Peter Pan Prints! Each of the prints features a scene from the book in silhouette, paired with a memorable quote.This set of four prints is available in a variety of sizes, from 5X7 inches to 24X36 inches; you can also choose to have the colors as featured, or select from a variety of colors to customize them to your taste.

She Series Poster 1 (Wonder, Resist, Honor)

She Series Poster 1 (Wonder, Resist, Honor)

Manufacturer: Karen Hallion
Recommended Age: All Ages

Pay tribute to the inspiring women of popular culture with the first She Series poster from Karen Hallion! This beautiful 11 by 14 inch print includes the inimitable Anne of Green Gables with the caption "Imagine." It's printed on high-quality photo paper with vibrant colors that won't fade. For another poster from this series featuring Anne, check out the 16 by 24 inch She Series collage poster.

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