On June 29th, 1534…

…Jacques Cartier made the European discovery of Prince Edward Island.

Other than a few guidebooks, the major PEI-related items in our collection are, of course, the Anne of Green Gables books and movies.

If you’ve never read the first book in the series, SAD!  It’s fantastically funny (but not without its tearful moments) and NOT just for girls!  (I swear.)

The publisher’s description is:

“Matthew had taken the scrawny little hand awkwardly in his; then and there he decided what to do. He could not tell this child with the glowing eyes that there had been a mistake. . . .”

When eleven-year-old Anne Shirley arrives at Green Gables with nothing but a carpetbag and an overactive imagination, she knows that she has found her home. But first she must convince the Cuthberts to let her stay, even though she isn’t the boy they’d hoped for. The loquacious Anne quickly finds her way into their hearts, as she has with generations of readers, and her charming, ingenious adventures in Avonlea, filled with colorful characters and tender escapades, linger forever in our memories.

As always, if you would like to place a hold, please call the library at 985-2173 or visit our website.

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