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Anne: La Maison aux pignons verts récits pour jeunes lecteurs

Recits pour jeunes lecteurs

adapted by Deirdre Kessler

by (author) Lucy Maud Montgomery

illustrated by David Preston Smith

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Apr 2010
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2010
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Anne Shirley is hot-tempered, melodramatic, impulsive, accident-prone, and one of the best-loved literary characters in the world. From her feud with Gilbert Blythe to her near-drowning in the pond to the incident with the currant wine, Anne's adventures come to life for a whole new generation in Anne of Green Gables: Stories for Young Readers. This French-language adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, written by Prince Edward Island writer Deirdre Kessler and translated by Jo-Anne Elder, is suitable for readers ages six and up. With twenty-eight colourful, historically accurate illustrations by award-winning illustrator David Preston Smith, Anne of Green Gables: Stories for Young Readers will delight readers too young for chapter books but nonetheless enthralled by the enduring appeal of Montgomery's timeless story.

About the authors

Deirdre Kessler. Charlottetown writer Deirdre Kessler is the author of five children's novels and five picture books, as well as poetry, plays, non-fiction and radio documentaries. She teaches children's literature and creative writing at the University of Prince Edward Island. "Home for Christmas" was published as an illustrated book by Pottersfield Press (1989) and appears here by permission of the publisher and the author.

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Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island, in 1874. After the death of her mother in 1876, Montgomery was raised by her maternal grandparents in the nearby community of Cavendish. She received a teaching certificate in 1894, and studied literature at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1895. After a brief career as a teacher at various island schools, she moved back to Cavendish in 1898. In 1911, she married the Reverend Ewan Macdonald and moved to Leaskdale, Ontario, where Macdonald was minister in the Presbyterian Church. A prolific writer, she published a number of short stories, poems, and novels, but is best known for Anne of Green Gables and its sequels: Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne's House of Dreams, Anne of Ingleside, Rainbow Valley, and Rilla Of Ingleside. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942 and was buried in her beloved Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.

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David Preston Smith is an internationally recognized artist and illustrator. He launched his career with NASA as a concept illustrator and has worked as the official sports artist for many of Canada's premier sporting events, including the Canada Cup Hockey Series and Olympic Games. He lives in Head of St. Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia.

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