Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert planned to adopt a boy to help out on the farm, so when red-headed "Anne-with-an-e" arrives at Green Gables, she is not quite what they expected. But Anne sets out to win them over, determined to make a life for herself. The classic story by Canadian author L.M. Montgomery, retold for younger readers. First published in 1908, this classic story has been published in many editions, selling more than 50 million copies. It has been translated into 20 languages, and adapted for stage and screen. Part of a range of Usborne picture books, each retelling a literary classic or traditional story.