Wednesday, July 11, 2018

"Goodnight Anne" - a bookwrap

"Highlighting a wonderful book today inspired by the classic children's book, "Anne of Green Gables." 


Goodnight, Anne



* Age Range: 3-7
* Grade Level: PS-2
* Publisher: Tundra Books
*Pub. Date: September 25, 2018
Language: English


“Goodnight, Anne, a fine tribute to a classic work, holds an original charm all of its own. Highly Recommended” —CM Magazine

Unwrapping some lovely illustrations

About the book

This charming book is right up there with "Good Night Moon," and destined to be a classic.  It is a perfect bedtime story.  Our favourite red-headed chatterbox, Anne Shirley, declares she is unable to go to bed until she says goodnight to everyone that she loves.

She checks off all her beloved friends and family members and gives the reader a sneak peek of those she holds most dear to her heart.  She includes: Matthew and Marilla her new family members, Diana her best friend and kindred spirit, Miss Stacy her teacher that she utterly adores, Gilbert the boy who gives her grief at school and called her Carrots,  her beautiful Lake of Shining Waters that is forever smiling at her, and tranquil Green Gables, her home that to her is the dearest and loviest spot in the world,  just to name a few.  

This charming book is a salute and a celebration of the spirit of Anne of Green Gables and a perfect introduction to Canadian author L.M. Montgomery's famous 8-book series, the first one written in 1908 for all ages.  A whole new generation will be inspired to seek out her books and enjoy them as so many others have all around the world.  The illustrations are beautiful and rich and draw you into the story.  I highly, highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!!!!

Introducing the author

  KALLIE GEORGE is an author, editor and creative writing teacher living in Vancouver, B.C. She has written numerous acclaimed books for children, including The Lost Gift, Secrets I Know, Duck, Duck, Dinosaur and The Melancholic Mermaid, as well as the The Magical Animal Adoption Agency series and The Heartwood Hotel series. She has also taught writing workshops for children and adults across Canada, as well as in South Korea, and currently teaches at Emily Carr University.

Meet the illustrator

Born and raised in Quebec, GENEVIÈVE GODBOUT studied traditional animation in Montreal and at the prestigious Gobelins school in Paris. She is the illustrator of a number of books for children, including The Pink Umbrella, When Santa Was a Baby, Kindergarten Luck (Chronicle) and Joseph Fipps (Enchanted Lion). Some of her clients include The Walt Disney Company, Chronicle, HMH, Flammarion, Bayard, Les éditions Milan and La Pastèque. She also works for clothing designers like Nadinoo and Mrs. Pomeranz, creating illustrations and prints for their collections.

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