Saturday, January 20, 2018

Review: Anne of Green Gables, A Graphic Novel

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you a spin on a classic that I reviewed last weekend!

Summary: The magic of L.M. Montgomery’s treasured classic is reimagined in a whimsically-illustrated graphic novel adaptation perfect for newcomers and kindred spirits alike.

When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan who can help manage their family farm, they have no idea what delightful trouble awaits them. With flame-red hair and an unstoppable imagination, 11-year-old Anne Shirley takes Green Gables by storm.

Anne’s misadventures bring a little romance to the lives of everyone she meets: her bosom friend, Diana Barry; the town gossip, Mrs. Lynde; and that infuriating tease, Gilbert Blythe. From triumphs and thrills to the depths of despair, Anne turns each everyday moment into something extraordinary. -- Andrews McMeel

I'm all about Anne of Green Gables lately! First, I finally read the novel and got around to reviewing it last week; and now... I finished ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: A GRAPHIC NOVEL adapted by Mariah Marsden and illustrated by Brenna Thummler. I think this graphic novel is a terrific complement to the original book.

I think most of you are already familiar with Anne and her story, so ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: A GRAPHIC NOVEL should be a treat. I know it was for me! However in hindsight, I also think those of you new to Anne will appreciate this book. It's a fantastic way to "meet" Anne and her friends; and I do think it will encourage younger readers to pick up the larger full sized novel.

This 228 page graphic novel features all of the highlights of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES including some beloved scenes with Mrs. Lynde, Gilbert Blythe, and her bestie Diana Barry. Of course, there is also plenty of Matthew and Marilla! I enjoyed seeing images of the people and places that I have grown to love, and the panels of fun color illustrations were a good fit with the feel of the story.

For those of you who are fans of Anne as well as those of you are who new to Anne, you won't want to miss this gorgeous adaptation of her early life at Green Gables. Highly recommended!

Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book.

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bermudaonion said...

This does seem like a great way to introduce Anne to young readers!

Stacie said...

Oh wow! What a great way to tell the story! I had no idea these were available.

Carole said...

I'm going to order this one - just finished re-reading the original book. Cheers from Carole's Chatter