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TV Show Review: Anne of Avonlea (BBC, 1975)

This sequel to the BBC's Anne of Green Gables miniseries (which I have not reviewed because I cannot seem to find it anywhere) is adapted from Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island. At 6 50-minute episodes, this mini-series clocks in at over 5 hours. This review will contain only minor spoilers. This show… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne of Avonlea (BBC, 1975)

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TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables the Sequel (CBC, 1987)

Continuing Anne's story from the first miniseries, this is a miniseries that furthers Anne's story, drawing from sequels of the novel: Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, and Anne of Windy Poplars. This review will contain spoilers. Once again, this story draws largely from the source material though reordering events so as to create… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables the Sequel (CBC, 1987)

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Movie Review: Anne of Green Gables (PBS, 2016)

This adaptation of Anne of Green Gables is a 90-minute TV movie, and my favorite adaptation by far. Balancing childhood wonder with joy and sorrow, it is simultaneously both the most accurate to the book and the only¬†adaptation that I have found that took me back to my own childhood, and the things I felt… Continue reading Movie Review: Anne of Green Gables (PBS, 2016)

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TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables miniseries (CBC, 1985)

When adults speak of Anne of Green Gables today, this is probably the most common adaptation that comes to mind. Clocking in at over 3 hours total, this adaptation takes on the entire first book. In stark contrast to the 2017 version reviewed last week, this is a textbook comfort show. It goes out of… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables miniseries (CBC, 1985)

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TV Show Review: Anne with an E (2017), Season 1

The first season of this new adaptation of the childhood classic Anne of Green Gables is nothing if not a new and original interpretation of a classic. The basic story remains entirely intact. Anne Shirley and all the rest of the cast are unmistakable. This season covers less than half of the original book, clearly… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne with an E (2017), Season 1

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Book Review: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables is a Canadian children's book published in 1908. It remains to this day a staple of childhood in parts of Canada and the US. It revolves around Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan who is adopted by an elderly pair of siblings living in the picturesque Green Gables in Avonlea, a fictional… Continue reading Book Review: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

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Book Review: Beheld by Alex Flinn

I'm not sure if I'm growing into Alex Flinn with age, or if her books are developing into works that are more to my taste with time. Either way, I enjoyed this. It's my second favorite of her books, after Bewitched (but I also adored that book, so it would be hard to top). Beheld… Continue reading Book Review: Beheld by Alex Flinn