Lookee Here…

All that talk of Anne of Green Gables (which I now must read, I’m told), and look what I read on Publisher’s Lunch, Lunch Weekly:

Budge Wilson’s authorized prequel to Anne of Green Gables, BEFORE GREEN GABLES, the story of Anne’s early life in foster homes and an orphanage in Nova Scotia, to Rachel Kahan for Putnam and Berkley, for publication in March 2008, by Penguin Canada.

Not sure this would make for the same wonderful reading…it seems like the circumstances might prevent the story from ever being one of my favorites.

Just back from the class fieldtrip…Whew! I’m tired. But it was fun. We went to Moody Gardens in Galveston and got to visit the Aquarium Pyramid and the IMAX Deep Sea 3-D showing. I looked up in the first minutes of the movie, and 500 hands were reaching out, trying to grab the jellyfish that seemed to swimming all around us. My son kept it up for the duration–at one point I thought he was going to grab the head of the woman in front of us. And now we’re back, and that’s over.

Posted in Uncategorized on 02/23/2007 08:36 pm


  1. I love the green gables movies, I haven’t read the books in years.

  2. You know, I’ve reread Anne as an adult and found it poignant in a way that I was incapable of as a child. I mean, that poor sad motherless child! So who knows? Coming to it as an adult might bring new depth to the novel and it STILL might end up one of your favorites!

  3. I don’t like the idea of a prequel. Do read the real Anne books though. You won’t regret it.

  4. Catherine Avril Morris

    Oh, man. A prequel?? This news kinda fills my heart with horror… The non-Margaret Mitchell sequel to “Gone With The Wind” was just sooo not satisfying or good.

  5. A prequel…. omg…. nah…

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