Friday, 22 September 2017

Review: Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel by Mariah Marsden and Brenna Thummler

Schoolyard rivalries. Baking disasters. Puffed sleeves. Explore the violet vales and glorious green of Avonlea in this spirited adaptation.

The magic of L.M. Montgomery’s treasured classic is reimagined in a whimsically-illustrated graphic novel adaptation perfect for newcomers and kindred spirits alike. When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan who can help manage their family farm, they have no idea what delightful trouble awaits them. With flame-red hair and an unstoppable imagination, 11-year-old Anne Shirley takes Green Gables by storm.

Anne’s misadventures bring a little romance to the lives of everyone she meets: her bosom friend, Diana Barry; the town gossip, Mrs. Lynde; and that infuriating tease, Gilbert Blythe. From triumphs and thrills to the depths of despair, Anne turns each everyday moment into something extraordinary.

The spirit of Anne is alive and well in Mariah Marsden's crisp adaptation, and it's a thrill to watch as the beloved orphan rushes headlong through Brenna Thummler's heavenly landscapes. Together Marsden and Thummler conjure all the magic and beauty of Green Gables. Like Anne herself, you won't want to leave.
— Brian Selznick, author/illustrator of “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” and “The Marvels”

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I received an arc from Netgalley and the publishers in exchange for an honest review. I read Anne of Green Gables for the very first time this year. However, I've loved the adaptation for years now.

Mariah Marsden and Brenna Thummler adapted Anne's well loved story into a stunning graphic novel.

The art work fits the story perfectly and they adapted the story faithfully. No major changes were made. The artists succeeded in bringing Anne's story to life in their illustrations. The atmosphere was captured wonderfully.

I will definitely be purchasing this graphic novel when I get the chance! It's a must read for all fans of Anne of Green Gables! I hope they will continue adapting the rest of the series because I'm hooked! 

I gave Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel 5 stars! I fell in love with the illustrations from the first page. I can't recommend this graphic novel enough, it such a delight!

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