This is a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the enchanting
children's classic about a little red-headed girl with a heart of gold.
Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert have sent to the orphanage for a boy. So
when a skinny, red-haired girl turns up, she is not quite what they had
in mind. Anne Shirley soon sets the quiet island community of Avonlea
talking of little else. With her incessant chatter and intense
imagination, things are never dull with Anne - in fact, they are
frequently fiery. But slowly the islanders realise that beneath the
quicksilver tongue and the red-headed temper is a little girl with a
heart of gold, who brings a much-needed warmth and vitality to the
Since its publication in 1908, the story of Anne Shirley has touched a chord in the hearts of readers all over the world: '...old pioneers in the Australian bush, girls in India, missionaries in China, monks in remote monasteries, premiers of Great Britain, and red-headed people all over the world have written to me, telling me how they loved Anne', wrote L.M. Montgomery about her heroine. The infectious liveliness and charm of the novel emanates delightfully from this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation.
About the Author
L. M. Montgomery was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, in 1874. A prolific writer, she published many short stories, poems and novels but she is best known for Anne of Green Gables and its sequels, inspired by the years she spent on the beautiful Prince Edward Island. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942 and was buried in Cavendish on her beloved island.
"Aficionados of the auburn-tressed waif will find Anne of Green Gables lavishly illustrated."-Smithsonian Magazine
For Ages: 7 - 9 years old
For Grades: 2 - 4
Format: Audio CD
Number Of Pages: 2
Published: 12th June 2008
Publisher: BBC Audio A Division Of Random House
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 14.2 x 12.4 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.1
Edition Type: Unabridged