A beautiful bedtime picture book based on the best-selling Anne of Green Gables, introducing the irrepressible and beloved Anne to younger readers. It's time for Anne to go to bed, but not before she wishes goodnight to everyone and everything she loves!
Under the watchful eye of her adoptive mother Marilla, Anne has come to cherish life at Green Gables -- the dearest, loveliest spot in the world, and her true home. Every night before she goes to bed, she thinks of all the people and places she loves: her family, her bosom friend Diana, her splendid teacher Miss Stacy, beloved tree Snow Queen, the Lake of Shining Waters and the brilliant sky above. Anne even wishes goodnight -- or good riddance! -- to pesky classmate Gilbert and nosy neighbor Mrs. Lynde. And through it all, Anne's imagination takes flight on a whimsical journey through Avonlea.
This sweet and heartfelt picture book is a perfect read-aloud introduction to L.M. Montgomery's beloved Anne and will delight her brand-new fans and lifelong readers alike.
About 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.
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.
One of Quill & Quire's Books of the Year 2018 One of Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Book Covers of 2018 One of the Montreal Gazette’s Best Books to Give Kids for the Holidays
PRAISE FOR Goodnight, Anne:
“A nearly flawless book that invokes nostalgia in older readers and will undoubtedly make newcomers clamor to know what happens next.” --Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
“A fine tribute to a classic work, holds an original charm all of its own. Highly Recommended” --CM Magazine
“[A] story about gratitude and kindred spirits.” --Canadian Children’s Book News
“Read this one to kindred spirits before bed and maybe they’ll, too, thank their loved ones every night.” --Booklist
“This is a heartwarming introduction to one of our favorite self-possessed females in literature – add it to your list!” --Barnes & Noble
“[A] perfect introduction to the timeless and beloved story of Anne of Green Gables.” --Toronto Star