Anne of Green Gables

A few months back I started telling Ella some of the stories that happen in Anne of Green Gables. She became really interested in it, so for Christmas we got her an Anne of Green Gables chapter book. We've been reading every night for the past few weeks and just finished tonight. We both loved reading it.

Tonight we read the part where Matthew dies. I thought Ella might be kind of sad but then she started asking if she was still going to be alive when Jeramy died and started just sobbing saying she didn't want to be alive without her daddy. It was so heartbreaking! Then she asked if we were going to die at the same time. Based on how upset she already was, what could I tell her but "yes". After I got her settled down, we finished the book.

I have to confess that I have never read the book, but the movie that came out in the 80s with Megan Follows as Anne of Green Gables, is one of my favorites! Since we started the book she has been begging to watch the movie. We decided to wait until we finished the book and we'd have an Anne of Green Gables movie night. I'm so excited to see what Ella thinks of the movie. I noticed the Classic Starts has a version of Little Women. I think we'll read that one next, followed by the movie with Winona Ryder & Susan Sarandon. Someday we'll hit Pride & Prejudice!


Emily said...

I must admit I'm a little surprised that you've never read the Anne books. They're great. I'm excited that Ella is loving them. She'll love Little Women too--good next choice. It's one of my all time favorites and I read it almost every Christmas.

Tiffany Garfield said...

Oh, how cute! That's really sweet. I love the Anne of Green Gables books...wait, let me rephrase that. I never read the books but loved the movies! haha.

susannah said...

That sounds like fun. I can't wait until Rebekah is old enough for us to do things like that.