Happy Tuesday, everyone!

It’s the end of the long weekend here in Canada. I celebrated Thanksgiving with my family and it was great. The food coma is real!

Today’s Fall for Anne post is super exciting – and is one of my favourites! I absolutely love this entry series to Anne by Kallie George, and I hope you guys will too!

A very special thank you to Tundra Books for providing me with a paperback copy of Anne Arrives to review!

TITLE: Anne Arrives

AUTHOR: Kallie George

Rating: ★★★★★

ILLUSTRATOR: Abigail Halpin


PUBLISHER: Tundra Books


GENRE(S): Classics

Anne Arrives by Kallie George - The Contented ReaderThe 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.

Lovingly adapted by Kallie George with beautiful, nostalgic illustrations by Abigail Halpin, Anne Arrives is perfect for new fans of Anne and old.


Anne Arrives is seriously one of the cutest early chapter books I’ve seen. As a teacher, I’ve seen so many different entry level books and this is one of my favourites.

Anne Arrives introduces early readers to the classic Anne of Green Gables through eight chapters. It follows the original storyline, in short and concise chapters. Essentially, it gets the story across without the length of the original story. I think it’s perfect for introducing young readers to classic stories. It gives a great introduction before they’re able to jump into the real thing!

The illustrations in this book are absolutely adorable. They are so crisp, colourful and expressive! My favourite is when Anne is angry with Mrs. Lynde – the expressions are priceless!

This is THE perfect book for introducing early readers to the classic Anne of Green Gables story. I highly recommend checking this one out – it’s perfect for teachers, parents and early readers!

Green Gables is the dearest, loveliest spot in the world. I love it already!

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About The Author

Kallie with an e, is an author, editor, and creative writing teacher. She has written numerous books for children, including The Magical Animal Adoption Agency series, The Heartwood Hotel series, Goodnight, Anne and Secrets I Know. Kallie currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and feels positively certain she and Anne Shirley are kindred spirits.

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Do you like short chapter books? Have you read Anne Arrives? Would you read Anne Arrives with your family?

Anne Arrives by Kallie George - The Contented Reader

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One Comment

  • Ben Solo says:

    This book brings back childhood memories. My late father read this book to me when I was young. I liked it so much I insisted that my teacher, Mr. S, read it to my class. Easily one of the best children’s books.

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