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10 best Anne of Green Gables gift ideas

Wednesday, 9. December 2009 23:31

Are you a looking for a present for a fan of Anne Shirley or Lucy Maud Montgomery? Whether is it for yourself or as a present for a beloved friend or family member, these fun items are always a hit. And if you thought that books summarized it all, you are certainly in the wrong! There are tons of items available from anybody who loves Anne and her adorable house in P.E.I.

1) Anne of Green Gables DVD: The Collection
2) The Complete Anne of Green Gables: 8 Books Boxed Set
3) Anne of Green Gables, 100th Anniversary Edition in Hardcover
4) Anne of Green Gables DVD & The Sequel
5) Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings (Hardcover)
6) The Ultimate AoGG DVD Trivia Game
7) The Annotated Anne of Green Gables (Hardcover)
8) The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Vol. 1: 1889-1910 (Paperback)
9) AoGG – 2010 Mini Wall Calendar
10) Anne – Journey to Green Gables (2004)

Anne-of-Green-Gables-20th-Anniversary-Collectors-EditionIf you liked the Anne series from Lucy M. Montgomery, chances are that you will love the delightful Canadian miniseries from Kevin Sullivan. The series is amazing, especially the first movie of the trilogy which is worth 5 stars all by itself. This is a classic adaption of the beloved novel and every fan of AoGG should pick up the collectors edition. This collector’s edition includes not only the trilogy (AoGG, Anne… The Sequel, and Anne… The Continuing story), but two extra DVDs featuring 2 documentaries with cast and crew interviews, several missing scenes and lost footage, and the episode that was omitted from the original aired series (probably because it was too sad!!) “Marilla Cuthbert’s Death.” Even if you already have the AoGG version taped on VHS, it is worth buying the complete trilogy collector’s edition just because it is totally worth the additional expenditure.

The complete box set of AoGG is a MUST-HAVE. It is imperative for any Anne fan to own one of these. The 8 volumes series is an unforgettable is probably one of the most enjoyable children’s literature of all time available. This series of books goes through the life of Anne Shirley, an imaginative red-haired orphan adopted by siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert from Green Gables, in Avonlea. You will live her adventures from her early teens, when she first arrives in Avonlea, goes through her adult life and the last book tells the story of her daughter, Rilla. The complete collection include the 8 popular volumes “Anne of Green Gables”, “Anne of the Island”, “Anne of Avonlea”, “Anne of Windy Poplars”, “Anne’s House of Dreams”, “Anne of Ingleside”, “Rainbow Valley”, “Rilla of Ingleside.

If you are looking for a real classic, the 100th Anniversary Edition is what you are looking for : the republished original work, including the original cover art of the beloved book from LMM. Interestingly, this original republished version also contains the typos and the obvious lack of proofreading the book suffered from the fact that publishers did not expect in any way the book to do so well. However, this is not a book for kids (you probably don’t want them to read the typos!), but rather a great book for a fan or a collector. So maybe this Christmas, treat yourself or someone you love with this glimpse of the real Anne’s first publication from 100 years ago!

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Because some people did not care for the last movie of the trilogy (Anne… The Continuing Story), which received mixed reviews. AoGG DVD (1986) & its Sequel are, however, two must-have DVDs in you DVD collection.

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Lucy Maud Montgomery- The Gift of WingsIf you are a big fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery and her novels, make sure to buy a copy of “Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings” by Mary Rubio. This biography is probably one of the best biography written about LLM, including Lucy’s own journal. And this is no surprise as Mary Rubio, a well-known scholar, has spent over two decades researching Montgomery’s life. “Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings” is a comprehensive and penetrating picture of the Canadian literary icon.

Anne of Green Gables triviaIf you think you know all about AoGG, why don’t you test your knowledge with the The Ultimate AoGG DVD Trivia Game challenge? This video game trivia is a fun game to own and to share over a get together with some girlfriends or with your kids. All you need to play is a DVD player, a pen and great spirit!

AoGG – 2010 Mini Wall Calendar. Fun with amazing PEI photographies.

annotedIf you are contemplating the idea of visiting Prince-Edward-Island, “The Annotated AoGG” is a must read. This great books features tons of interesting footnotes depicting pretty much all of the literary reference and allusion, including the people and different places. Songs, stories, poems, geography, pretty much everything is referred to in the book is annotated. The book is not only about scholarly demonstration, but is also great to bring the understanding of PEI to a new level. Learn where you can find the “Lovers Lane” or the “Lake of Shinning Waters” and make your trip to PEI and unforgettable trip.

The Selected Journals of LMMLooking for a fascinating look into Lucy Maud Montgomery’s early years? Then pick up “The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery”. This book is followed by two other great volumes. As an Anne fan, LMM’s journal will give even more depth to the character of AoGG as well as the author herself. The book gives an insightful journey into the author’s life and her work. Love life, her feelings about her books, you will simply no be able to put the book down until you read the very last page.

Anne of Green Gables the animated vol.3The cartoon Anne – Journey to Green Gables is a prequel to the so well-known movies from Kevin Sulllivan. In this movie, Anne Shirley dreams of a real family. You will find out what lead to Anne moving to Green Gables. This movie was made mainly for kids, but adults will love it just as much!

And oh, a last gift idea but certainly not the least, a trip to P.E.I. to visit Green Gables!

Happy shopping! – The Authors of http://www.anne-of-green-gables-dvd.com/

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Other great items

Thursday, 4. June 2009 8:11

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Because of its immense popularity, the adapted version of Anne of Green Gables by Kevin Sullivan, tons of other items were added to the collection Among them, a soundtrack CD, a calendar and even a trivia game! The trivia game is fun and will remind you of when you and your friends used to watch this cute and romantic series, holding a big box of tissues!

soundtrackAnne: Anne of Green Gables Soundtrack for $9.99
And for the audio fans, you can also get a hold of the incredible soundtrack cd. This orchestral soundtrack is probably one of the most beautiful things your ears will have ever heard! The soundtrack will bring you to a range of emotions, from love, to anger, to sadness, to happiness as you remember the different parts of the movie. And for people who have not seen the movies, you will find the soundtrack a delight as well. The music is gentle and very heart touching.  The soundtrack will talk to you and your feeling, whether you have seen the movie or not. You will enjoy the quality of the sweet and memorable melodies. For people who have seen the movie, you will want the rewatch instantly. And for those who haven’t seen the movie, you will probably want to see the movie just to find out what amazing movie could have lead to such a poignant soundtrack. For any Anne of Green Gables DVD fans, this is probably one of the best purchase you will do and it will not disappoint you. The melody is so soft you can also have your baby or child fall asleep on it.

For all the fans of miss Shirley, this is the perfect gift to yourself. Listening to the music, you will find yourself dreaming about every bits of the movie, and find yourself at that exact moment where Gilbert Blythe got his heart broken by Anne Shirley, when Matthew Cuthbert passes away or the delight moment where Anne kisses… well you know! An absolute yes for everyone who have watched Anne of Green Gables over and over again.

For the hardcore nostalgic, a VHS version of the series is also available.

BBC created a mini-series in 6 parts in 1975,”Anne of Avonlea”, which is an adaptation of the book “Anne of Avonlea” and “Anne of the Island” by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The first book, “Anne of Green Gables” was adapted in 1972 in a 5-part mini-serie. The production stars are Kim Braden as Anne Shirley, Barbara Hamilton as Marilla Cuthbert, Jan Francis as Diana Barry, and Christopher Blake as Gilbert Blythe. The director of the movie is Joan Craft, who also did “Jane Eyre” and “David Copperfield”.

other-anne-of-avonlea-movie-with-kim-bradenThe 1975 BBC adaptation of Anne of Avonlea with Kim Braden for $26.99
If you are looking for another adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery most famous book, the BBC adaptation is more true to the books. The BBC version goes in details and follow more scrupulously the books. story Scroll down to find what you are looking for! The first 5-part mini-serie is unfortunately not available yet. So fan of the BBC adaptation, keep your fingers crossed for a released of the first part soon!

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