Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Anne Dares by Kallie George


I am of the opinion that no childhood is complete without an acquaintance with Anne Shirley and I am so glad that author Kallie George has made this spunky heroine accessible to younger readers through this 5th chapter book in a series inspired by L.M. Montgomery's original Anne of Green Gables. In reading about the illustrator, Abigail Halpin, I was pleased to find out that she has been inspired by Tasha Tudor--ah, a kindred spirit (Tudor is a favorite illustrator of mine).

The author takes a few stories from Montgomery's pages, elaborates on them, and brings them to life for younger audiences. Halpin's illustrations are a wonderful complement to the story helping children envision the action and each character. I especially liked that both Marilla and Matthew had moments to shine in this chapter book. This would be a wonderful book to help entertain younger family members while the original series is read aloud. The bright and lively illustrations will help bring Anne's adventures to life for any age. Don't miss this delightful introduction to one of literature's most beloved characters! 

Learn more about the author and sign up for her newsletter at her website. You can purchase your copy at Amazon (affiliate link). Happy Reading!

Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of Anne Dares through NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received and the opinions expressed are my own. 

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