Manga Classics Anne of Green Gables

Manga Classics Anne of Green Gables

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Siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert were planning to
adopt an orphaned boy to help out around their farm, Green Gables - instead,
they got Anne Shirley. A plucky redheaded girl with a vibrant imagination, Anne
turns first Green Gables and then the rest of Prince Edward Island on its ear.
Manga Classics (R) is proud to be the only authorized manga adaption of Anne of
Green Gables by the Heirs of L.M. Montgomery. This volume presents a faithful
recreation of this classic kids novel, from the Lake of Shining Waters to the
Dryad's Bubble!

This edition comes as a paper-over-board
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Product details

  • Hardback | 308 pages
  • 150 x 206 x 30mm | 472g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1947808176
  • 9781947808171
  • 507,390

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SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL -- Gr 4-7-A charming manga adaptation of a beloved classic. A homely, red-haired orphan with a hyperactive imagination hopes to be adopted by an elderly brother and sister pair. High jinks ensue. Even as she continues to make blunders, Anne Shirley wins over Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert. The preteen befriends the well-off and beautiful Diana Barry and enters into a competitive and possibly romantic relationship with the handsome and clever Gilbert Blythe. She overcomes obstacles and achieves a scholarship to the local teacher's college, making her adopted family proud. Chan's adaptation, the only manga officially sanctioned by the author's estate, hews closely to the source material while editing out some of the verbose passages and the original's problematic content. Anne's spirited outlook on life shines through in the narrative, and her passionate reactions to dramas big and small will resonate with middle graders. The illustrations magnify Anne's growing pains. The work is not without its dark moments. The death of a main character late in the story will elicit tears, and the art presents those scenes with a starkness and power that words alone don't quite get across. The panels and layout keep the pacing brisk, and expressive faces draw readers in. The tale is set in 19th-century Prince Edward Island, Canada, and features an all-white cast. VERDICT A strong choice where manga and graphic novel adaptations are popular. Fans of the original and historical fiction will thoroughly enjoy. This can be read alone or alongside the prose novel to enhance the experience.
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Crystal S. Chan is an award-winning author and television screen play writer. A She holds a degree in language and literature. Crystal is a huge fan of authors such as Jane Austen and she is equally passionate about Sailor Moon. Her passion for classic literature combined with her love of the comics medium allows her to strike a solid balance between preserving the depth of the original content while adapting the language for a younger generation.
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