The charming first book in a new early-reader series, starring the spirited - and outspoken - Anne Shirley as she first arrives at Green Gables. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert need help on their farm, so they've adopted what they hope will be a sturdy, helpful boy. Instead, Matthew finds Anne awaiting him at the train station - imaginative, brash, redheaded Anne-with-an-e. With her place at the Cuthberts at risk - particularly if nosy neighbor Mrs. Lynde has anything to say about it - Anne will have to learn patience, understanding and what it takes to make Green Gables her true home. Author: Kallie George. Paperback. 6+ years.