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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by L. M. Montgomery

This is an old book, written when dinner was at lunch time and lunch coincided with tea time. Uncommon vocabulary could generate some embarrassing moments for the teacher who has to explain its meaning, but it's really worth the effort, because 'lovely' and 'thrilling' are the two adjectives that will stay with you as you follow Anne around the landscapes of Prince Edward Island. Everything is "so romantic" and enjoyable. Everything is a gift to give thanks for.

Anne, who has got nothing but her imagination and her red hair, will tell you about the simple life and old-time education, but also about dreams and the strength of will to make them come true.

It was one of my favorite cartoons when I was a child. I suppose because kids can identify with the little girl who, like them, has to learn how to be a well-mannered child and wants to be an excellent student to make her parents (adoptive, in this case) very proud of her.