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Anne of Green Gables – A Graphic Novel

Anne of Green Gables:
A Graphic Novel
Anne Like You’ve Never Seen Her Before


As a Canadian, Anne of Green Gables is part of my childhood. The books, and especially the 1985 mini series starring Megan Follows, are a huge part of who I am today. I spent countless hours watching poorly recorded versions of Anne, that I had recorded on my VCR, until the VHS tape had enough and would break. Oh how I loved Anne, how I wanted to BE Anne. Everything about her was wonderful and magical and exciting. She was like a sister, and best friend, wrapped into one. Although I’m in my 40s now, I still enjoy watching those mini-series from the 80s, and I can read the books over and over and over (and I have).


Graphic Novel and my old, well-loved copy of Anne of Green Gables

Graphic Novels have become very popular, and I have noticed more and more popping up all the time. I actually might have some Fringe Graphic Novels sitting on the bookshelf above my desk, and I perhaps a couple Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic books (graphic novels) kicking around too. The Graphic Novel has come a long way since the days of Archie, Betty and Veronica (although I hear those are still going strong too)! I was SUPER excited to see Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel. This is such a great way to not only relive one of my all-time favourites stories, but a great way to introduce Anne to my own children in a book form that is more approachable and not so overwhelming.

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Andrews McMeel is excited to present Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel is the first and only graphic novel print adaptation of the beloved classic.

About the Graphic Novel:

Lavishly illustrated and cleverly written, the treasured story receives a fresh take from creators Brenna Thummler and Mariah Marsden. Kids will be enthralled by the lively and vibrant artwork depicting Anne Shirley’s adventures, and adult fans will appreciate the nuance and gentle humour that capture the original story perfectly.

The critically acclaimed and immensely popular Netflix series “Anne with an E” has returned the timeless story to forefront of pop culture, Fans are eager for more after the first season finale, and Andrews McMeel Publishing is proud to bring Anne’s quintessential imagination and determination to them in an exciting new format. It’s sure to delight new and established fan alike.  In Canada, “Anne with an E” airs on CBC Television.

About the Authors

Mariah Marsden, a former children’s librarian, earned her MFA in Creative Writing and Media Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She writes about the dream and difficulties of girlhood, the folklore of her region, and the complexities of rural life.

Brenna Thummler is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design where she was named the Society of Illustrators Zankel Scholar. Since graduation, she has done editorial and advertising work for such clients as the New York Times and the Washington Post. This is her first graphic novel.


Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel is available to purchase now wherever Andrews McMeel Publishing books are sold. Suggested Retail Price is $10.99 US/ $14.99 CAN.

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Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-23. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, and binge watching Netflix.

Disclosure: I received samples for testing and review purposes. Opinions in this post are honest, and my own, and have not been altered or influenced in any way.

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  1. Guppy

    I’ve only recently read a few graphic novels. Basically comic books for adults but the art work can be beautiful!

  2. Lynda Cook

    I love graphic novels and the best one that I have is Grease, I gotten it when I was a kid and then my girls loved looking and reading it and now I am waiting till my granddaughter is old enough to have her enjoy it!!

  3. jan

    Wonderful as I believe it reaches a whole new audience of readers.

  4. Judy Cowan

    First I new there was a graphic novel of Anne, I grew up loving her too!

  5. LisaM

    Oh gosh – a graphic novel! That’s fantastic!

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