The year was 1990 or 1991 and I was about 9 or 10 years old when I first discovered L.M. Montgomery's amazing Anne of Green Gables. I was a voracious and advanced reader but it was a struggle to find books to read that were challenging and/or interesting enough to me while still having content appropriate for a child. I had devoured The Lord of the Rings and Terry Brooks' Shannara series when I was introduced to Anne.
Though interest in Anne has waned somewhat since the 1990s in the popular consciousness I have never stopped loving her or the other characters created by Montgomery. I deeply love the Sullivan productions as they capture the spirit of the novels so well and are also beautifully shot!