Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Anne Of Green Gables adapted by M.C. Helldorfer

Recommendation: Highly Recommended

I found this little treasure at my local library and couldn’t wait to read it to my 5 year old daughter. This adaptation is a great introduction to the literary world of Anne of Green Gables which has delighted girls young and old for years.

Positives: The simplified and shortened storyline introduced us to the delightful character of Anne and gave us a glimpse of some of the escapades and trouble that always seem to find Anne. The illustrations are beautiful and enhance the story well.

Negatives: None

Talking Points: You could easily talk about adoption with your child. The beginning of the book talks about Anne’s adoption and the end speaks of the great love this unusual little family had for each other. Use this opportunity to talk about how believers are to care for widows and orphans (James 1:27). Also discuss how we as believers are adopted into God’s family as his sons and daughters. Some lessons we can learn from Anne – self-control (Gal. 5:22-23) and forgiveness (Eph. 4:32).

Age Level: 3-8

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