Anne, the orphan child who brings happiness and love into the lives of her foster parents, is one of the most beloved heroines in all literature. But life is not kind to her at the start of her great adventure. For when Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, living alone, decide to adopt a child from the local orphanage, they ask for a boy. Their dismay and disappointment are great when a lonely, pathetic little girl is sent by mistake. At first Marilla is determined that Anne must be returned at once to the orphanage, but kindly, warm-hearted Matthew urges that she be given a chance to prove herself.
Anne of Green Gables