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Before she had arrived at Green Gables, Anne Shirley had a difficult early life. Orphaned as a baby, she was sent from one foster-home to the next, caring for other people's children even though she was but a child herself, and escaping from her dark reality through the power of her vivid imagination. Curious, inventive and outspoken, even at a young age, Anne battles to make a life for herself by searching out kindred spirits, finding solace in her books, and dreaming of the day she has a family of her own.

Budge Wilson has developed the seeds of L. M. Montgomery's ideas into a fully realized, beautifully written story.


Budge Wilson has captured the spirit of the Green Gables books (Pat Thomson Carousel)



  • ペーパーバック: 480ページ
  • 出版社: Puffin (2009/3/5)
  • 言語: 英語
  • ISBN-10: 0141323590
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141323596
  • 発売日: 2009/3/5
  • 商品パッケージの寸法: 12.9 x 2.9 x 19.8 cm
  • おすすめ度: 5つ星のうち 4.0 1 件のカスタマーレビュー
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昨年、テレビで「こんにちは アン」という作品が放送されていました。日本語の本も出版されているようですが、読んでいないので TVと同じ内容なのかは わかりませんが、英語版は かなりアニメと内容がことなりました。カナダの100年前の生活を垣間見ることが出来ます。あっという間に亡くなってしまったアンのご両親の話、最初の養い親の話は少し単調ですが、アンが成長するにしたがって、この本にのめり込んでしまいました。単語は 家庭生活(子育て?)に関するものが 繰り返し出てくるので 勉強になりました。(小5 帰国子女)
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5つ星のうち 4.0 Believable backstory for Anne 2016/12/10
投稿者 Michaela Novakovic - (Amazon.com)
形式: ハードカバー Amazonで購入
As an avid Anne of Green Gables fan, I was desperately wishing for some Anne material that I hadn't read six times already. This was a pretty good attempt on such material. I thought the author really captured Anne well, and thought up some really good back story material. The characters, even the bad ones, weren't one-dimensional, so she didn't really make out Anne to be a victim which was so appreciated. However, the stories are very sad for the most part, and of course they're missing just that spark that only L.M. Montgomery could put into them. Of course, it is fitting because Anne's surroundings weren't as charming and idyllic as they were in Montgomery's stories, so the book is a good fit into what we know of Anne's background. Overall, it's a nice read that I recommend, but it's not one of those read-six-times-and-still-want-to-read-it-again type books.
5つ星のうち 5.0 Very Nice Book! Could hardly put it down! A Must-Read for Anne Lovers everywhere! 2012/4/16
投稿者 Matt Brown - (Amazon.com)
This book is a simply "magnificent," "imaginative," and "absolutely overwhelming" book (to use some of Anne's favorite words.) After reading this book, I truly feel like I have been able to get to know Anne so much better then before I read it.

First, I must point out one error that I read in "Before Green Gables." At one point, Anne is musing about how Mrs. Hammond must be very good at delivering babies after having done it six times. At that time, Mrs. Hammond had birthed two regular babies and two sets of twins, going on her third set. Arguably, she had only done it four times, but I suppose each baby might be counted individually.

Second, I must say that the author, Budge Wilson, missed just one important detail (from what I could tell.) She failed to mention that Mrs. Hammond told Anne that "God made Anne's hair red on purpose." which is why Marilla Cuthbert finds Anne so heathan-ish in the original "Anne of Green Gables." In case some of you are not as familiar with Anne as others, I will explain the story more properly. In "Anne of Green Gables", Anne tells Marilla that the reason she never prays or beleives in God is that Mrs. Hammond once told her that God made Anne's hair red on purpose so she never cared for him since. In "Before Green Gables" Anne simply loses interest in God after several of her prayers seem to go unheeded. Instead, she turns to the stars to pray at the orphan assylum.

Thirdly, Budge Wilson merely sped by the fact that the Hammond children all had croup regularly, which, in "Anne of Green Gables" is how Anne can help with Minnie May when she had croup. I was somewhat appeased when Anne helped Noah Thompas through the croup but it was not as effective, in my opinion.
5つ星のうち 4.0 Wonderful & Compelling Prequel to the beloved Anne of Green Gables! 2010/6/24
投稿者 TsukimoriKahoko - (Amazon.com)
形式: ハードカバー Amazonで購入
I actually purchased this book after I found out it about from watching the 'Before Green Gables' anime series. (At the end credits, it had listed Adapted from 'Before Green Gables' by Budge Wilson) So I set about looking into it because I just ADORED the anime series! It was so beautiful, sweet, touching and heartwarming! Really made you cry at times, laugh at times and just love Anne the whole while! A truly wonderful series! (If you can get a chance to watch it, I highly recommend it as it fits in PERFECTLY with the whole Anne aura and persona!)
Anyway, I wanted to buy the book it was adapted from, as I own all the Anne books and Miniseries and the Road to Avonlea DVDS, which I loved when it aired on the Disney Channel back in the 90s and still love now! Gus & Felicity forever! ^.~)
I found the book on Amazon at an amazing price and promptly bought it. It arrived very quickly and I read it as soon as it came. I was curious to see if it was very close to the incredible anime series that was based on it and if so, I was sure to love it.

Well, it has many of the points the anime used, but for me, the anime series was much more touching and beautiful. This book was a nice read but I do agree with some of the other reviewers that some of the language was too modern. Not much or in many instances, but enough that it brought you out of 1900 and into modern day. I believe Anne was captured very well, but the other characters weren't as satisfyingly delved into. In the anime that is based on this book, you really come to love the other characters as well as Anne. You find yourself rooting for 'Uncle Bert' and 'Aunt Joanna,' (In Japan, all older men and women are 'uncle' or 'aunt' to a child.) and cry terribly when Bert is run over by a train! He really loved Anne and the Christmas episode was so beautiful!! A must see! In the book, the Christmas scene occurs, and it's very nice, but so much more so in the anime! You will be weeping when Bert gives Joanna her gift, as they dance together...one last time; and when Noah gets sick. In the book, it's rather just glossed over, but in the anime, it's very deep and you come to love the whole family! Even Horace and the boys come to love Anne, as well as Randolph and Mildred! I was shocked in the book that those two never become Anne's friends as they do in the series. Also, Egg Man and Miss Henderson---in the anime, they are so much more personable, lively and FULL OF CHARACTER. In the book, we hardly know them. The coming of Lochinvar is also more fitting to Anne's story than how it is in the book, where they just get a cat. ^^;; Additionally, the Hammonds' story is so sad in the anime and in the book....there's not much to cry over---poor Mr. Hammond had no depth or soul to his character in it. So much more so in the anime! Miss Haggerty was very well done in the book and almost just like how she was in the anime, and Mr. McDougall was very amusing and kind. ^^ In the orphanage---Edna and Tessa are delved into (Tessa maybe too much) and Miss Carlyle, though strict, you realize she really does care about the orphans. Miss Kale is nice the whole time (though maybe laid back and weak) and at the end, you meet up once more with the Thomas Family and the Johnsons, when Anne receives letters from Joanna and Eliza, hand delivered by Eggman & Miss Henderson. It really wraps up her life with them and you have a wonderful, triumphant feeling. Joanna has survived, Bert's picture and a little hat that she meant to give to Anne but wasn't in time to do so, as her most prized treasures. The boys have become more kind and understanding. Eliza has a little girl and we see the birth and childhood of the daughter through the letters. In Anne's eyes, she can be free of any worry for her loved ones. A really wonderful way to end the story, as she climbs on to the ferry with Mrs. Spencer and Lily, to take her to her beloved Prince Edward Island.

The book, while very entertaining and gripping, was just not up to par with the anime series that was based on it. The series had so much more....heart. I still recommend reading it and did enjoy the first part with Walter and Bertha, since that part of the book was NOT in the anime series. (It started when Anne was about 4-5 years old) But the rest....I tried to imagine the characters I had seen, doing what they did in the book, but it was so difficult, as they were all so much more severe and cruel in the book and in the anime, though flawed or with faults, they were somehow 'real' with personality. You FELT for them. In the anime, there were bad times, sad times and cruelty. But overall, a triumph and moral and beauty. Anne was the one who brought light and joy to everyone she met at the end, while also receiving advice and happiness from others.

So, overall, the book was a great read, but after being spoiled by its incredible anime series, I couldn't enjoy it as much. I recommend watching the 'Hello Anne! Before Green Gables' anime series and then reading the book. Or vice versa. Either way, you will really come to love these characters and of course, the wonderful and amazing little Anne even more (if that's possible)!
5つ星のうち 5.0 Great prequel 2016/5/20
投稿者 Diane - (Amazon.com)
形式: ペーパーバック Amazonで購入
Very believable - you could picture Anne's life very clearly before going to P.E.I.
5つ星のうち 3.0 Can't hold a candle to the original, but still charming 2011/11/30
投稿者 M. J. Williams - (Amazon.com)
形式: ペーパーバック Amazonで購入
This book attempts to recapture the wonder that seeps from every page of LM Montgomery's delightful Anne of Green Gables series with a prequel outlining Anne's life before she reached PE Island. I knew going in that it wouldn't be a happy story because of Anne's many allusions to a hard childhood in the original novel, so I was prepared for the oppressive hardness of her early life, but it was sad all the same. Budge Wilson does an adequate job of attempting to capture Anne's spirit and thirst for life, but as expected, it feel far short of the original novels. Wilson repeats herself far too often through Anne, and since we already know she can talk the ears off of anyone nearby, even those colorful speeches become dry when they are the same thing over and over. It was just ok, but if you want a really good dose of Anne, opt for the original.
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