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April 01, 2011

From Anne to Rilla

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery is a book that I have not opened in a good, long while. My mother gifted me the entire series for my eight birthday and in case you didn’t know there are actually eight novels in the entire series! Yup, I think it probably took me about five or six years to finally get around to reading the very last one Rilla of Ingleside which was actually perfect timing because by then I was a young teenager and much more sympathetic to Rilla’s problems (some of which involved having a beau go off to war). You could say that I grew along with this series and went from feeling a kinship to scrawny little Anne to an affinity to Rilla. So for all you die- hard fans out there, here are some nifty facts! Enjoy!  :)   
  1. Green Gables is a real place! It’s actually located in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island!
  2. L.M. Montgomery was inspired to write the story after she read about a real life situation where a couple wanted to adopt a boy and ended up with a girl.
  3. Originally Anne of Green Gables was rejected by publishers upon which L.M. Montgomery stored it in a hat box and finally got it published in 1908 (that’s one lucky hat box!).