Abigail Packard


Excellent, Primary, Intermediate, Young Adult, Friendship, Family, Orphans, Childhood, Imagination

Document Type

TV Show Review


Anne is a thirteen-year-old girl with an immense imagination and a fiery tongue, two attributes that have kept her from finding a real home after being orphaned as a baby. But all this changes when she arrives by mistake at Green Gables, home to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. The Cuthberts had originally wanted a boy to help Matthew with his work around their farm. So when Anne flounces into their quiet lives with her endless chatter and boundless imagination, Matthew and Marilla aren’t quite sure what to do. Or rather, Marilla isn’t quite sure and Matthew secretly hopes that they get to keep Anne. After seeing the alternative life that Anne will have to lead if she leaves the Cuthbert’s care, Marilla decides to give Anne one week to prove that she can behave and obey. Anne charms her way into Marilla’s heart, but then Marilla’s broach goes missing and she sends Anne away. She later discovers the broach in a cushion after Anne has already left.