by Mariah Marsden , Brenna Thummler , Kendra Phipps , Erika Kuster
The illustrations are whimsical and colorful, and the pacing of the panels gives a satisfying dreamy feeling to the book. There is a lot of focus on the countryside and the beauties of Avonlea, the trees and lakes and flowers, and then we see Anne’s reaction of wonder and delight to the loveliness of nature.
Several times I was not exactly impressed with the writing. It’s almost like it was trying too hard to have an “old-timey” style, but not doing it very well. For instance, the narrator wrote about Anne being in the “deeps of despair,” instead of the “depths,” and it just sounded weird. Is “deeps” even a real word? Isn’t the plural of “deep” supposed to be “depths”? There were a couple of things like that in the writing that got on my nerves.
A lovely way to revisit a favorite classic, but not the best I’ve ever seen. Still enjoyable though.
Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts and are not influenced by anyone.