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Anne's School Days

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I received this children’s chapter book as an ARC from NetGalley.  It is beautifully illustrated and captures the essence of Anne and her complicated feelings for Gilbert.  It contains the adored “carrots” scene and will delight young readers everywhere!
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“Maybe Anne had changed, just a little. But she’d always be Anne, with an e.”

This is such a sweet continuation of the Anne Chapter Book series for early-readers. "Anne's School Days" features a summary of Anne in her first days at school, making new friends, and getting teased by Gilbert and mistreated by her first teacher. In this beautifully illustrated book, Anne learns lessons of forgiveness and talking less. I absolutely want physical copies of this entire series some day!
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As always, Kallie George and Abigail Halpin hit it out of the park with their third in the Anne series, "Anne's School Days." 

The prose is approachable for early readers and the illustrations are gorgeously wall worthy. (Seriously. I want to buy extra copies just so I can hang pages up in my house.) 

I cannot wait to add the hardcover to my Anne collection when it is released in June. 

A Huge Thank You to Penguin Random House & NetGalley for this digital copy to read and review.
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Anne's School Days recounts the beginnings of Anne and Gilbert's school rivalry. A foundational moment in these beloved characters' lives.  

This addition to the early readers series of Anne of Green Gables is both delightful and beautiful. It is a great preview for every child who isn't quite ready for L. M. Montgomery's work.  

The illustrations and design choices mirror the beauty of the classic tale. The summarized language and illustrations make the book accessible to reader who may not have otherwise engaged with the story. 

Some of the language maybe advanced for early readers, but stays true to the original text and provides opportunities learning and vocabulary expansion. 

Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada for providing me with digital galley copy through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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A really pretty adaptation inspired by Anne of Green Gables. The third of this series, Anne’s School Days, follows Anne Shirley’s first few weeks at school with the memorable scene of Anne breaking her writing slate over Gilbert’s head for calling her “Carrots.” 

The story is very close to the original book and perfect for an early readers’ first introduction to Anne Shirley of Anne of Green Gables. I love the beautiful autumnal illustrations throughout. The added floral details on each page are a nice extra embellishment. I was thrown off a bit by Matthew’s appearance as he looks much younger than he’s usually depicted but otherwise the artwork is bright, cheery and adorable.

A great introduction for young readers to our favourite Anne girl! I would highly recommend this one!

Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada and NetGalley for the digital ARC to read in exchange for an honest review. 

Anne’s School Days by Kallie George & illustrated by Abigail Halpin

Publishing on: July 6, 2021
Rating 4/5
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Of course there is nothing like the original Anne of Green Gables, but this charming adaption for early readers is a great introduction to the beautiful Green Gables world. I wish this was around when my daughter was younger. The illustrations are gorgeous, bright, cheery and perfect for the same age readers. Highly recommend
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This book was read for Historical Novels Review (HNR) Magazine.  Due to their policy, I cannot post the review until after it is published on the Historical Novel Society website on May 1, 2021.  I will update the review after that date.
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This was really cute, and a great introduction to Anne’s and Gilbert’s story. The illustrations were beautiful and bright. The story had great flow, and would be easy to understand for young readers.
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Anne's School Days is a beautiful and faithful adaptation of Anne of Green Gables for very young readers. I have not had the opportunity to read the first 2 books in the series,  but I would like to one day as I hope they are as well done as this book. Anne of Green Gables is a classic read aloud story enjoyed by many parents or teachers and the children who sit at their feet or on their lap enraptured by the tale. Anne's School Days is the natural next step in a young child's journey to become an independent reader. They can enjoy a familiar story, written in such a way that they can feel the pride of saying "I can read it myself." 
Thank you to Netgalley and Penguin Random House Canada for an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review.
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First, I love the illustrations. I can only imagine what PEI looks like during fall. While I think that Anne’s hair is just fine, and don’t get her overreaction, it is just perfect for elementary students who are just learning how to communicate productively in social situations. Ideal for primary grade students.
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This is the third book in an early reader series based on the classic series of Anne of Green Gables.  It is a lovely way to introduce the spunky character of Anne Shirley in a more simple format which includes gorgeous artwork that enriches and empowers the story.  

Anne, with an "E",  delights in the autumn season that has come to her beloved Avonlea.  She has already been attending school for three weeks with her kindred spirit friend, Diana Barry.  One day Gilbert Blythe arrives in the classroom and Anne can't help but notice that he is handsome, smart and very outgoing.  Unfortunately he crosses the line with Anne when he yanks at her braids and calls her "Carrots!"  Anne is so angry that she vows to never speak to him ever again.  

That promise is broken later when Anne has an accident on the pond and her wooden planks sink leaving her stranded.  Fortunately Gilbert Blythe becomes her superhero and rescues her from danger.  Will that noble deed release him from Anne's forever boycott? 

This condensed retelling of the famous story by the author is sure to appeal to fans of Anne who are both young and old.  I love the book and highly recommend it and the entire series.
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I absolutely adore the story of Anne of Green Gables. This version, Anne's School Days, is a wonderful early chapter book. It is a great fit for young readers that are just transitioning to chapter books. The illustrations are stunning, and the story remains true to the Anne we all know and love!
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This is just a cute small picture in the Anne of Green Gables books. This would be such a cute book for your classroom library or to read to your young child. It quickly talks about Anne first meeting Gilbert and how there friendship begins.
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In this charming children’s picture book, Anne of Green Gables joins her “bosom friend”, Diana Barry, in a glorious autumn walk to the schoolhouse where she meets the cutest/smartest boy in Avonlea, Gilbert Blythe.  She promptly smashes her writing slate over his head, and rightfully so.  ;)  

Although simplified for children, the text of this book stays true to the style of the original masterpiece by L.M. Montgomery.  The illustrations are so lovely and really bring the story to life.  This is the third book in a series and I enjoyed it so much that I plan to read the first two as well.

Recommended for all Anne fans.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Random House Canada for a digital advance review copy.  The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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Thank you to Tundra Books & NetGalley for this review copy of “Anne’s School Days”, pub date July 6, 2021.

Oh how I adore this early reader series of Anne & this third installment is just as fantastic as the first ones. It’s the perfect introduction to a lifelong love of Anne, Gilbert, and their friends and family.  The illustrations are gorgeous, the retelling is just right, and truly I want these all on my shelf. I’m so glad I live in a world in which Anne and these books exist.
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I love Anne and I'm so happy to have gotten a chance to review this book from NetGalley!  Some kids versions of classics leave out so much that its not memorable unless you already know the story, there is generally a short amount of story that only hints at what might be going on.  This book gives you a great amount of story to fall in love with so that maybe you would want more.  I am also a huge fan of Kallie George and this just confirms that I will continue to watch for anything she does!
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Anne’s School Days
 I would like to thank netgalley and Kallie George for an arc in exchange for an honest review. As a person who has read the original Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, I was excited when I saw this book-Anne’s School Days. Anne of Green Gables is a masterpiece, the only problem with the book is that it is exceptionally long with difficult/complex language for younger audiences. So, when I saw an adaption made to introduce younger audience to the timeless tale, that made me excited, as such Anne’s School Days do not disappoint. The language is extremely easy to understand for beginner readers with beautiful illustrations to keep younger audiences interested. The story still uses original parts of Anne of Green Gables such as parts of the story and some of the words Anne uses such as “kindred spirits”. I believe that this book keeps the Anne of Green Gables spirit and does an amazing job introducing this whole world to young readers. After doing some research on this series I found out that this was the third book in the series of illustrated picture books showcasing the stories that come from Anne of Green Gables. Although this was the 3rd book it was written so well you could read them in any order, and they would still make sense. In conclusion this book really is magical and will become a favorite for all ages.

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Definitely a worthy sophomore edition in the Anne series. I loved the gorgeous artwork and simplification of the original source text for younger readers.
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I love the original Anne of Green Gables, and if this can get kids interested in reading her in any form, then it has done a good job.  The bits of the story that this series picks up are in neat little chunks, and easy to follow, with pictures throughout.

This is the third book in the series, and I'm hoping that this continues until the whole first book is covered.

Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
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Really cute book about Anne of Green Gable. I loved how it's so suitable for kids to get a glimpse into this beloved classic! Highly recommend for younger readers. It has beautiful illustration and wonderful story telling!
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