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1. Prairie Tale: A Memoir
2. Melissa Gilbert (Blue Banner Biographies)
3. American Rhapsody
5. People June 15 2009 Jon Gosselin
6. TV MIRROR Magazine September 1978
7. Improving adolescent girls' math
8. Faerie Tale Theater The Snow Queen
9. Little House On The Prairie, The
10. Little House On The Prairie, A
11. Little House On The Prairie, The
12. Entertainment Weekly October 17,
13. 1978 SuperMag Magazine, The Little
14. Melissa Gilbert
15. DynamiteNo. 94 Melissa Gilbert
16. October 19-25, 2003, Hollywood
17. Anne of Green Gables (Anne of
18. The Daily Book of Classical Music:
19. Invitation a Ecouter et a Ecrire:
20. Cahier D'Exercices Et De Laboratoire

1. Prairie Tale: A Memoir
by Melissa Gilbert
Paperback: 384 Pages (2010-02-16)
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Asin: 1416599177
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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To fans of the hugely successful television series Little House on the Prairie, Melissa Gilbert grew up in a fantasy world with a larger-than-life father, friends and family she could count on, and plenty of animals to play with. Children across the country dreamed of the Ingalls’ idyllic life—and so did Melissa.

With candor and humor, the cherished actress traces her complicated journey from buck-toothed Laura "Halfpint" Ingalls to Hollywood starlet, wife, and mother. She partied with the Brat Pack, dated heartthrobs like Rob Lowe and bad boys like Billy Idol, and began a self-destructive pattern of addiction and codependence. She eventually realized that her career on television had earned her popularity, admiration, and love from everyone but herself.

Through hard work, tenacity, sobriety, and the blessings of a solid marriage, Melissa has accepted her many different identities and learned to laugh, cry, and forgive in new ways. Women everywhere may have idolized her charming life on Little House on the Prairie, but Melissa’s own unexpectedly honest, imperfect, and down-to-earth story is an inspiration. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Very Mediocre at Best
I read this and it does read quickly but it is SO NOT WORTHY of a "bestseller" status. But, I guess we know that books that sell a lot are almost never books that DESERVE to sell well. Ppl love "Little House". So did I, thus, why I bought it.

Ms. Gilbert lives in a very different world than most of the rest of us and cannot for the life of herself fathom anything different than the wealth and heavy influence she grew up in/around. We cant really fault her for this but I feel it is worth mentioning.

Boring life with the exception of ACTING.... OOH! "Big names"! All of whom are likely burning in Hell now.

I recommend this book ONLY to rent from a library. Not worth owning and once again, SO NOT deserving of being a "bestseller." Dont be misled by that, as if it means a book is GOOD! WRONG!

Its ok. She had an easy and and easily enviable life, I will say.
Far too much detail regarding her sinful relationship with the actor, Rob Lowe. Nowhere near enough info regarding her time on the TV show that made her famous!


1-0 out of 5 stars OMG! What a self absorbed Tramp! Funny book though
I can't believe she has such an inflated ego and her language is awful for someone with money and fame.Goes to show it can't buy class!
She claims all these men were/are in love with her and personally I never thought her to be that attractive, she's actually vey plain looking even with her nose job and implants. Yes she was on one of the highest rated shows of the 1970's/80's but that had alot to do with Michael landon and Alison Arngrim and yes Laura was a big part of the show, but Melissa has had very little success after Little house ended, so she needs a Ego check! She puts down Valerie Harper who is an astounding actress who is now on Broadway and could carry a show on her own and for her to disrespect Valerie just shows what a disillusioned woman Melissa is.
I find this book very DESPERATE and SAD. Melissa is not all that as she likes to think. By today's standards she would have never made it as an actress with her limited acting talent and she's far from pretty or glamorous! She just used sex and alcohol to make up for her short comings and I think all these men she claims loved her just knew she was a cheap easy lay!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
As a life-long fan of "Little House on the Prairie", I bought all three biographies as soon as they were published. Melissa Gilbert's was my favorite and answered so many questions I had about the series - and her. I highly recommend it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Oh Puhleeze!
The only insight I gained into Melissa Gilbert's life is that she slept with anything that moved and let's not forget that every man, and I mean EVERY man, was madly in love with her!Why?We don't know!Whole fazes of her life are obliterated in this book, we don't know why she stopped talking to Michael Landonwho she owed her whole career to.Very disjointed book!Seems like the whole thing was a giant pat on the back to her, inbetween feeling sorry for herself.Blaming her birth parents for all her shortcomings!Read something else!

3-0 out of 5 stars Avoid if You Want Lots of Little House Details; Gilbert is a Typical Product of Hollywood
As others have complained, this memoir has very little detail regarding the series Little House on the Prairie, despite the title "Prairie Tale."It probably should have had a different title, as I has hoping for Melissa's perspective on the show, the set, the characters, the actors - particularly Victor French and Michael Landon.

I was mildly disappointed in the language Ms. Gilbert uses throughout the book - I just don't think a woman with class needs to use the f-bomb to be "real."Contrasting this book with Maureen McCormick's autobiography, you find a lot less potty-mouth language even though I think Ms. McCormick was the "raunchier" of these two young ladies of Hollywood...yet, she told her story with more dignity and class, and I actually felt empathy for Maureen, and found her to be a likable person as presented on the pages of "Here's the Story."

That said, Prairie Tale was interesting enough for me to finish it, but for some reason, I closed the book having less respect for Ms. Gilbert than before I opened it.She seemed very self absorbed, whiny, and rather annoying throughout the entire book.Empathy was difficult for me to garner up on her behalf.Whether it's her writing style or personality I know not....I just found myself rolling my eyes at her "struggles."

If you are a fan of Little House on the Prairie and want to add to your Little House collection, I would pass on this book.If you are interested in Melissa Gilbert the person, apart from her role as Laura Ingalls Wilder, this will probably satisfy you.

All told, in my opinion, she seems like a fairly ordinary product of Hollywood; nothing more, nothing less. ... Read more

2. Melissa Gilbert (Blue Banner Biographies)
by John Bankston
Hardcover: 32 Pages (2003-05)
list price: US$16.95
Isbn: 1584151951
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Melissa Gilbert wasn't born into a showbiz family. They adopted her. When she was one day old, Paul Gilbert and his wife, Barbara Crane, adopted little "Missy." She was a natural from the start. Melissa got her big break when she was just ten years old. She was cast as Michael Landon's daughter on the TV show Little House on the Prairie. Based on the book by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the show put little Melissa in front of millions of TV viewers who watched her grow up over the next ten years. ... Read more

3. American Rhapsody
by joe Eszterhas
Audio CD: Pages (2000-07-30)
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Asin: 1893224406
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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In this hybrid of fantasy, memoir, and editorial, former Rolling Stone editor and Hollywood insider/outlaw Joe Eszterhas spares no one. He covers the Clintons, Monica Lewinsky, and Linda Tripp in Washington, D.C.; Sharon Stone, Farrah Fawcett, and David Geffen on the West Coast; and everyone involved in politics and entertainment - living or dead - in between. Combining comprehensive research with insight, honesty, and fiction, American Rhapsody is an in-your-face look at the people running this country. It is also a rollicking good tale filled with humor, tragedy, suspense, high drama, and melodrama. And, of course, it's spiced with plenty of sex. With performances by a cast of experienced actors, this romp flouts virtually every rule, joining the rich tradition of works by Norman Mailer, Jack Kerouac, Tom Wolfe, and Hunter Thompson.Amazon.com Review
American Rhapsody is a gleeful act of outrage, simultaneously anassault on the Clintons and a bridge-burning, tell-all Hollywood memoir inthe wicked spirit of You'llNever Eat Lunch in This Town Again. Joe Eszterhas's narrative is atorrent of consciousness with no consistent sense of direction, but it allerupts from a plausible organizing principle best articulated in thechapter "Bubba in Pig Heaven": Hollywood is where Clinton really belongs.The author claims Bill watches Blazing Saddles six times a year, andsays that Gennifer Flowers got him blazing by enacting a Sharon Stone-likecrotch-shot scene years before Basic Instinct. When a sarcasticClinton allegedly told a Hollywood producer that his enemies would soon beaccusing him of coupling with a cow, the producer sent him Eszterhas's 1989screenplay Sacred Cow, in which a president does just that.Eszterhas claims Spielberg dropped the film because of his friendship withClinton. But he still thinks Clinton would be great in the role.

The Lewinsky saga really should be ho-hum by now, but AmericanRhapsody's Evel Knievel-like leaps of free association and mad briobreathe life into it. You've never been properly introduced to Linda Trippand Lucianne Goldberg until you've read "The Ratwoman and the Bag Lady ofSleaze," its uproarious take on the pair. American Rhapsody givesdozens of stars time in the sweaty spotlight: Matt "the Scavenger" Drudge,heroic Larry Flynt (whose threat to report Republican scandals Eszterhascredits with quashing impeachment)--almost every big political scandalvictim in memory. And there are lots of Hollywood types behaving badly: Bob Dylan,Warren Beatty, Ronald Reagan, Farrah Fawcett, Sharon Stone, Robert Evans,Sly Stallone (who wanted to portray Jesus onscreen), and even JoeEszterhas. The fantasy chapters, printed in boldface, are sometimes funny(e.g., "Kenneth W. Starr Confesses"), but mostly they're both over the topand below the belt (e.g., "Willard Comes Clean," the confessions of thepresident's penis). What holds your interest is the main narrative, a headymix of showbiz gossip, personal essay, and Lester Bangs-style prose mania.--Tim Appelo ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Joe Eszterhas has created a genre
This book is as unique and entertaining as an 8 course meal served by a team of strippers in a library.

I like Bill Clinton MORE after reading this book and suspect that he is privately a Joe Eszterhas fan.And why not?Joe Eszterhas has more closet fans than any modern American writer.

No closet for me, thanks.Joe rules.

And a P.S. to Bill... America didn't hold the knobber against you.It's just that after JFK and Marilyn, we have pretty high standards.No hoggin' in the oval office, bro.If it had been Charlize Theron we would all have high fived you.Even Hillary would have understood.


5-0 out of 5 stars Irresistably preposterous-- But know what you are in for
Eszterhas the book writer is more intriguing and ideosyncratic than Eszterhas the screen writer.Be prepared for a 60's counter culture apologia pro vita sua with interesting detours (such as a tribute to Barry Goldwater).

The book is ultimately a tour of America the Horny across the life span of baby boomers."Life span" is the proper term, since there is raunch enough for a lifetime.The organizing principle is that Bill Clinton is the avatar for the sexual acting out of the rock and roll lifestyle.Clinton is not particularly revered here, although Hilary is portrayed as so cold (and maybe gay) that Bill had little choice.

There is a lot of malicious gossip here, but some is true.The challenge is distinguishing between gossip that is malicious and that which is false and malicious.

For all the astoundingly diverse sexual activity described, there is a clinical detachment.Eszterhas uses few words (save when quoting others) that the New York Times would not print.

Eszterhas narrates lots of the book and is not an especially skilled reader-- although the ring of authenticity he gives keeps it from being annoying.Ed Asner is a fine reader.

Be prepared for Eszterhas's substantial ego.

3-0 out of 5 stars ?????
I tend to vote Republican but refuse to align myself with the Right Wing or Moral Majority. I'm the guy in the middle that the candidates are really after.I say that as any review on this book should be tempered by the politics of the reader.JE is an avowed Democrat with socialist leanings.Read his most recent book "American Animal" to verify this.So it was surprising as I read the first third of this book that after an initial bow to Clinton as the Rock & Roll Prez, one of "us", he then seems to chastise him for his fatal flaws.This part of the book is interesting, engaging, but also somewhat repetitive.I still couldn't wait to read it my allotted hour a night.

But there is only so much you can talk about this subject and JE rambles on and on until he finally manages to really offend me.How?Well, I just finished his most recent book, "American Animal" an autobiography which I immensely enjoyed.Full of Hollywood stories.But reading this, I see that JE has included many of the stories I enjoyed from his autobiography in this political commentary/fantasy.So is he a writer with a message or is he just repeating his few stories to make a buck?

I don't know what to make of this book, thus my title.Did I enjoy some parts?Yes.Are there some interesting stories?Yes.But there is a lot of waste.It's like wandering thru a jungle with a machete looking for your trail.When you find it, it's worth the work.So maybe the only item I can add of interest came from reading this with some years of aging.JE takes on Arianna Huffington who he spends quite a bit of time describing her history to show what a bad person she is and how she climbed to the top while stepping on other people's faces.But would JE have included these chapters in this form if he had known that within a few years she would shift sides and now disavow her right wing leanings?I think not.

This is not a great book.But if you enjoy reading, maybe you will enjoy it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Decent and Deplorable- in prose from the spheres.
This is the truth! I never read any other of these exposes and during the majority of the media coverage of the episode that led to Clinton's impeachment- I switched to the animal planet. After reading some reviews on Amazon, I bought this book and I'm glad I did."The Comeback Kid" takes plenty of flack from the author, but Eszterhas spares none.I like the names: The Big Kielbasa- Wilt Chamberlain, "The Bag Lady of Sleaze"- Lucienne Goldberg, the lady who got the story into the media,"Hilla the Hun," "The Night Creature"- Nixon- "The Manchurian Candidate"- McCain- "The Rat Woman,"- Linda Tripp, it goes on to the current president named, "The Crown Prince."The coarsest individual does have the funniest lines, i.e.LBJ- too much to repeat here. The few who seem to get off lightly, like Monica, and believe it or not- Barry Goldwater and Newsweek Magazine who had the story and never printed it.
Perhaps the most effective and distressing part of the book is when Eszterhas does a mini retrospective of all the things we didn't want to know,but did over the years, here are a few: Sen. Harkin blowing his nose on CNN without a handkerchief, Bush Sr. throwing up in China, Buchanon saying "Congress is an Israeli occupied territory," Bob Dylan and Elizabeth T., LBJ turning to the side and taking a whizz at an outdoor press conference, Nixon and Kissinger kneeling together and praying, Spiro Agnew, "If you've seen one city slum you've seen them all," Michael Jackson and his chimp, David Bowie and Mick Jagger. (?)

Eszterhas obviously knows more and remembers more than is probably good for him, but his prose is stunning as is the manner by which he weaves the book together- even with some fiction.The author was the screenwriter for Fatal Attraction and had a relationship with Sharon Stone- who also takes some upper cuts and was rumored to have been intimate with Clinton as well. I definitely recommend reading this- for the humor and frankly, The gossip is completely consuming.

5-0 out of 5 stars MUCH more than smutty tell-all
What a memorable and highly rewarding read.This book is much more than the sum of it's salacious and often repugnant contents; it's also a lecture on morality and a history lesson as well.I don't see how someone who reads this book can be derisive regarding the interlacing of fiction or the sheer amount of sordid detail.Given Eszerhas' talent for script writing and keen interest for the underbelly of the American society, how his book is put together should be no surprise.It's certainly not a novel or a bucket of heresay poo.
I am one who is generally both revolted and amused by the tabloids, and shows like Entertainment Television.But I could not put this book down.The book is informative and revealing, and I found myself lauging out loud and cringing, often while reading the same paragraph.I particularly enjoyed the moments where Eszterhas reflects on his own life; it's probably the most engaging aspect of the book.Expecting to find a smutty and over the top tell-all, I found something rich in intelligent, values-based writing. ... Read more

by Melissa Gilbert
 Hardcover: Pages (2009)

Isbn: 1615234098
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5. People June 15 2009 Jon Gosselin on Cover (Enough Is Enough!), Melissa Gilbert Tell-All, Susan Boyle's Emotional Breakdown, Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart/New Moon, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Mandy Moore & Ryan Adams
Single Issue Magazine: Pages (2009)
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Asin: B003C1ESWK
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6. TV MIRROR Magazine September 1978 Volume 78 No. 3 (Elvis Presley, Andy Gibb, Lynda Carter, Melissa Gilbert, ABBA)
Single Issue Magazine: Pages (1978)

Asin: B0049WW33W
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7. Improving adolescent girls' math self-perceptions.: An article from: Academic Exchange Quarterly
by Melissa C. Gilbert, Pamela Trotman Reid, Katie Marzolf
 Digital: 11 Pages (2004-06-22)
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This digital document is an article from Academic Exchange Quarterly, published by Thomson Gale on June 22, 2004. The length of the article is 3186 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Improving adolescent girls' math self-perceptions.
Author: Melissa C. Gilbert
Publication: Academic Exchange Quarterly (Magazine/Journal)
Date: June 22, 2004
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 8Issue: 2Page: 125(5)

Distributed by Thomson Gale ... Read more

8. Faerie Tale Theater The Snow Queen (BETAMAX TAPE)
by Lance Kerwin, Lee Remick Melissa Gilbert
 Paperback: Pages (1985)

Asin: B003Y0GJT4
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This is a very rare and unique find! BETAMAX Hi-Def version of a popular fairy tale in original box. ... Read more

9. Little House On The Prairie, The Aftermath / The Cheaters (VHS Tape)
by Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert
 Unknown Binding: Pages (1993)
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VHS Tape, 90 minutes, Color ... Read more

10. Little House On The Prairie, A Harvest of Friends / At The End Of The Rainbow (VHS Tape)
by Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert
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VHS Tape, 90 minutes, Color ... Read more

11. Little House On The Prairie, The Collection / The Creeper of Walnut Grove (VHS Tape)
by Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert
 Unknown Binding: Pages (1992)
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VHS tape, 90 minutes, Color ... Read more

12. Entertainment Weekly October 17, 2003 Jack Black, Gene Hackman & Dustin Hoffman Rate Each Other's Movies, Luther Vandeross, Melissa Gilbert
Single Issue Magazine: Pages (2003)

Asin: B002JA9P8C
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13. 1978 SuperMag Magazine, The Little House on the Prairie, Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert & Melissa Sue Anderson, The Captain and Tennille, and the Bay City Rollers
by SuperMag Magazine
Single Issue Magazine: Pages (1978)

Asin: B003GQ0W1W
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Magazine features Little House on the Prairie on the cover. Includes 4 page article with lots of pictures of the cast of Little House on the Prairie, including stars Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert and Melissa Sue Anderson. Also includes article on The Captain and Tennille, and rock & roll teen hearthrobs the Bay City Rollers with mini centerfold poster. ... Read more

14. Melissa Gilbert
Paperback: 96 Pages (2010-08-10)
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Isbn: 6130746911
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Melissa Ellen Gilbert (born May 8, 1964) is an Americanactress, writer, and producer, primarily in movies andtelevision. The naturally red-headed Gilbert is best knownas a child actress who co-starred as Charles Ingalls's(played by Michael Landon) second daughter, Laura IngallsWilder, on the dramatic television series Little House onthe Prairie (1974–1984). As an adult, she has a very longlist of acting, voicework, writing, producing, anddirecting credits. Melissa also served two terms asPresident of the Screen Actors Guild. On June 9, 2009 herautobiography Prairie Tale: A Memoir was released. ... Read more

15. DynamiteNo. 94 Melissa Gilbert All Grown up!
by Linda (Ed.) Aber
 Paperback: Pages (1982)

Asin: B001BSYNQM
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16. October 19-25, 2003, Hollywood Wives, Farrah Fawcett, Melissa Gilbert, Robin Givens The Sacramento Bee TV Guide Magazine
by The Sacramento Bee TV Guide Magazine
Paperback: Pages (2003)

Asin: B002F634QE
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Features Jackie Collins' Hollywood Wives stars, FARRAH FAWCETT, Melissa Gilbert, and Robin Givens on the cover. Cover story inside with picture of Farrah Fawcett. ... Read more

17. Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables Novels)
by L. M. Montgomery, Melissa Gilbert
 Audio Cassette: Pages (1998-06)
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Isbn: 0787112224
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They are waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter. It's not long before Anne finds herself in trouble, but soon it becomes impossible for the Cuthberts to imagine life without 'their' Anne - and for the people of Avonlea to recall what it was like before this wildly creative little girl whirled into town.Amazon.com Review
When Marilla Cuthbert's brother, Matthew, returns home to Green Gables with a chatty redheaded orphan girl, Marilla exclaims, "But we asked for a boy. We have no use for a girl." It's not long, though, before the Cuthberts can't imagine how they could ever do without young Anne of Green Gables--but not for the original reasons they sought an orphan. Somewhere between the time Anne "confesses" to losing Marilla's amethyst pin (which she never took) in hopes of being allowed to go to a picnic, and when Anne accidentally dyes her hated carrot-red hair green, Marilla says to Matthew, "One thing's for certain, no house that Anne's in will ever be dull." And no book that she's in will be, either. This adapted version of the classic, Anne of Green Gables, introduces younger readers to the irrepressible heroine of L.M. Montgomery's many stories. Adapter M.C. Helldorfer includes only a few of Anne's mirthful and poignant adventures, yet manages to capture the freshness of one of children's literature's spunkiest, most beloved characters. There's just enough to make beginning readers want more--luckily, there's a lot more in the originals! Illustrator Ellen Beier creates vibrant pictures to portray the beauty of the land around Green Gables and the spirited nature of Anne herself. (Ages 5 to 8) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Great classic for children
I first read the abridged version of Anne of Green Gables from my school library as a kid. I read it because I really liked the summary given at the back. But after sometime I forgot all about it. When my sister bought the unabridged version of this book I started reading this book with a renewed interest and greater understanding about the plot and character.
Marilla and Mathew have lived in the Green Gables for as long as most of the people of Avonlea remember. Marilla persuades Mathew to send for a boy from the orphanage to help in their farm. But they are surprised when a talkative 12 year old girl with an overactive imagination arrives instead of the boy they had sent for. Red-headed Anne with her hot temper and romantic ideas causes havoc in the peaceful society of Avonlea. But with her jovial and good nature she soon wins over the practical minded people of Avonlea.
Anne ,the protagonist of the book has an overactive imagination which get her into scrapes many a time. She loves romantic namesand instantly flares up if any one teases her about her hair. She is headstrong and mostly jumps into things without thinking twice. Though she is liable to get into trouble but she does try to get out of them by telling lies.
Marilla, who has no experience in bringing up children,is always brisk in her mannerisms and is practical minded.
Mathew is the shy and introvert brother of Marilla. Though he lives in mortal fear of young girls he develops an instant likeness for Anne. Mathew though rarely goes against Marilla's wishes is ever ready to twist some rules for Anne's happiness. He is a hard working man and is happy to handle the farm on his own. He has an unwavering belief in Anne.
I think Anne as a character reminded me a lot of myself as a kid, with an unecessarily overeactive imagination.Though the book starts with the right speed but by the end of the book it becomes a little too fast, so much so that the reader tends to lose the track of time in the book. Like most books it's not the only the story which makes a book readable but also how the story is told. Montgomery takes a simple story of the everyday life a young orphan girl and manages to win the heart of the readers. The simple yet humorous way the writer tells the story keep the reader interested in story right through the book. Though there are other books on similar themes like the Anne of Green Gables but this book is unique in itself. While reading the book the reader would never feel as if they had read something like this before. The author stuck to the story right through the book. The storyline is not lost anywhere in between the book. Maybe that's what is special about this book- the author manages to tell such a simple story without once wavering from the plot. The readers would never feel that any character is bland. The author has defined all characters of the book so finely that the reader can almost imagine how a characters looks, walks or talks. The author has accomplished to make her characters breathe for the readers. All characters have their interesting points from the nosey Rachel Lynde to the practical Marilla.
Something that I didn't like about this book is that the author made the main character a little too perfect. Anne seems to be liked by most of the characters in the books which seems a little too unrealistic as even the best of people are not liked by many. Indeed the author has shown all most all of her characters as saintly people . But I recommend the people to read this book at least once.
What I liked best in the book was the innocence of the main protagonist of the book. Though she is gets into a lot of scrapes but she never intentionally breaks the rules. The humorous yet fascinating way in which the author has described the antics of Anne won the book for me. Anne has managed to win my heart by her romantic ideas and far fetched imagination.


I would like to recommend it to all children over the age of eleven and to all adults who want to refresh their childhood memories. It is a really good book for light reading. The story connects with all of at one point or the other. Be it the regular scrapes we got into when we were children or the absurd ideas we had about various things. Mrs Lynde could remind the readers of their nosey yet good natured neighbour. This book teaches us take pleasure in simple things in life and to put people before riches.
Some other similar books I recommend are the Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge. Though these two books are different from the Anne of Green Gables in many respects but they all relate to the everyday lives of young girls. While Little Women is about the five March sisters who learn to live happily even in poverty while their father has gone off to the war, What Katy Did is about the tomboyish twelve year old Katy Carr who learns to happily face the adversities of life. Those who liked this book may also like to read the other parts of the book which follows Anne's story in various stages of her life. Though the other books are too are good but my firm favourite is the Anne series. Maybe this is so that I am a bit partial towards books written with humour in it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Anne of Green Gables
I like all of the Anne books I have read so far, my least being Rainbow Valley. I like Anne's humor - chatty and and peppy- and I like most of the characters. I give the entire series four stars. I just finished House of Dreams, and it may have been my favorite in all. I really like Anne of Green Gables.

5-0 out of 5 stars Review of Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables is the story that comes to mind when I think about the books I read alone as a child.

There are very few in the readers world that are unfamiliar with this story. The movies made were fantastic and Megan Follows the perfect choice to play Anne with an E, but nothing can compare to the original story.

I picked up Anne of Green Gables because I was challenged on Twitter to pick up a book I loved and read it, instead of picking up a book I should be reading. I read half of the book in a single evening, devouring it with the same satisfaction that I would my mom's potato salad or my grandmothers Texas cake.

My favorite scene in the book is when Anne, just after her performance at White Sands, speaks to the girls and talks about how she likes being just Anne of Green Gables. I'm a person who loves and cherishes home and that, I think, is why I love this book so much. Anne understood me as a child, a teenager and as an adult. She was my literary kindred spirit, as I'm sure she was countless others as well.

One last thing before I wrap this sentimental review up. I still own the 1983 Junior Illustrated Edition of Anne of Green Gables. This is the only book I've read the story in. It's spine is broken and some of the pages are loose and stained with fingerprints or sustained water damage. The illustrations inspire memories of their own, laying on the top bunk of the bunk bed in my grandparents basement, sitting on the big, green chair in my parents living room, eating a sandwich at the battered, scuffed dining table. Each illustration felt like an old friend had emerged from the shadows of my memory and waved hello, and just like that, once again, Anne has inspired my dramatic imagination to flare again.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Timeless Classic!
Anne of Green Gables is one of my all-time favorite books! I'm re-visiting some old classics from my youth this summer, and L.M. Montgomery's beautiful series about the "Anne girl" is at the top of my list. The story is well-known and loved - purely by mistake, plucky orphan Anne Shirley comes to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. They wanted a boy to help with the farm work, but what they got was a charmingly verbose little girl who quickly makes a place for herself in their lives. Anne gets into so much trouble that it would be nearly impossible to chronicle in a review without retelling the whole story, so suffice it to say that she is definitely the queen of the caper!

Anne Shirley is wonderfully relatable - she is a smart and creative girl, full of spirit and amazingly introspective for someone her age. Anne is a unique and entertaining character in a novel full of interesting characters - I want to be Anne Shirley when I grow up! From Marilla and Matthew to their curmudgeonly neighbor Rachel Lynde, Montgomery created a fascinating cast of characters that are impossible to forget.

L.M. Montgomery crafted a true masterpiece with Anne of Green Gables. The story is timeless and the setting is meticulously illustrated with a graceful use of words and phrases. The writing is simply delightful - there is true magic between the covers of this book!

"Mrs Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies' eardrops, and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place; it was reputed to be an intricate, headlong brook in its earlier course through those woods, with dark secrets of pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde's Hollow it was a quiet, well-constructed little stream, for not even a brook could run past Rachel Lynde's door without due regard for decency and decorum; it probably was conscious that Mrs Rachel was sitting at her window, keeping a sharp eye on everything that passed, from brooks and children up, and that if she noticed anything odd or out of place she would never rest until she had ferreted out the whys and wherefores thereof."

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I rest my case - Montgomery's own words are the only ones that do the story justice. Pick-up Anne of Green Gables immediately if not sooner for a real adventure!

5-0 out of 5 stars Oh, what a perfect novel!
This book will always stand out in my memory as the first book that ever made me cry - and while hundreds of other books have brought me to tears since then, even in re-reading this book nothing makes me cry harder than this one! Re-reading this has given me such pleasure, that I think I will have to re-read the whole series! In fact, I don't know how far I ever made it in the series, I don't think I have read them all, to be honest. I am looking forward to this project! This book just fills me with such joy! What a perfect delight it has been to re-acquaint myself with Anne Shirley. ... Read more

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by Leslie Chew, Dwight DeReiter, Cathy Doheny, Colin Gilbert, Greenwood, Travers Huff, Susanna Loewy, Melissa Maples, Jeff McQuilkin, Scott Spiegelberg
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Music lovers of all ages are drawn to the pure melodies of classical music. Now aficionados of this timeless genre can learn something about classical music every day of the year! Readers will find everything from brief biographies of their favorite composers to summaries of the most revered operas. Interesting facts about the world’s most celebrated songs and discussions of classical music–meets–pop culture make this book as fun as it is informative. Ten categories of discussion rotate throughout the year: Classical Music Periods, Compositional Forms, Great Composers, Celebrated Works, Basic Instruments, Famous Operas, Music Theory, Venues of the World, Museums & Festivals, and Pop Culture Medley.
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19. Invitation a Ecouter et a Ecrire: Cahier d'Exercices et de Laboratoire (French Edition)
by Gilbert A. Jarvis, Therese Bonin, Diane W. Birckbichler, Melissa M. Gruzs
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