Akin to Anne: Tales of Other Orphans

Akin to Anne Tales of Other Orphans Akin to Anne is storytelling at its bittersweet poignant best Admirers of Montgomery s work will treasure this spirited anthology while students of Canadian literature will reclaim with joy this lon

  • Title: Akin to Anne: Tales of Other Orphans
  • Author: L.M. Montgomery Rea Wilmshurst
  • ISBN: 9780771061578
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • Akin to Anne is storytelling at its bittersweet, poignant best Admirers of Montgomery s work will treasure this spirited anthology, while students of Canadian literature will reclaim with joy this long lost part of our rich literary heritage.

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    1. L.M. Montgomery Rea Wilmshurst

      Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908.The author of the famous Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, was born at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Nov 30, 1874 She came to live at Leaskdale, north of Uxbridge Ontario, in 1911 after her wedding with Rev Ewen Macdonald on July 11, 1911 in Prince Edward Island Her three children were born at Leaskdale, and she wrote close to a dozen books while she was living in the Leaskdale Manse before the Macdonald family moved to Norval, Ontario in 1926 Maud died in Toronto April 24, 1942 and was buried at Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.For information, please see enpedia wiki Lucy_Mau


    1. Although I have never enjoyed all of the tales featured in L.M. Montgomery's Akin to Anne equally, I do always love, love, love rereading this collection of sweet and tenderly touching, sometimes perhaps even verging a bit on the maudlin short stories (and often engage in a reread when I am feeling down and need comforting and cheer). Now while I personally simply adore Akin to Anne, I can and do understand and even appreciate why some readers, and even L.M. Montgomery fans, would perhaps consid [...]

    2. When reading this collection of stories it is important to remember that they were never intended to be read together. They were all written for publication in magazines and newspapers, often months or years apart. Although I enjoyed reading 'Akin to Anne', I have to admit that perhaps grouping them together by theme might not have been the best idea. Reading the same plot over and over again can be tiresome, so I'm quite glad that I read a different story or two each day for a fortnight. There [...]

    3. I love this collection! Even though each story's theme is basically the same: virtue rewarded and orphans meeting long-lost relatives or relative's friends by chance and being recognized by them as resembling family members. But I don't find the stories repetitive. Each one has a unique set of characters, whose thoughts and dialogues are very enjoyable and even inspiring. There isn't one story I dislike, though some are more forgettable than others.My favorites areCharlotte's QuestMarcella's Rew [...]

    4. 3.5 stars, really. This isn't a bad book by any means. It's a perfect read for a time in my life when everything is too hectic for a full novel. The stories are short and sweet and lovely. I didn't adore it but it's a good book.

    5. I love all LM.Montgomery's collections of short stories, and am happy to add this to my collection. I will be reading this again.

    6. My favorite book of short stories, these are more rereadable then the Green gables books and every single one makes me laugh and cry!

    7. I found these stories amusing and charming in their own way. Especially those without rich and handsome lady or gentelman asking that dreadful question about particular orphan's mother's maiden name and then claiming to be the orphan 's long-lost family member who would immidiately take care of him or her. In my opinion, such a twist is not only annoying but also harmful. It carries a message that the noble character, cheerful disposition, good manners, even beutiful features are nothing when yo [...]

    8. Being a huge fan of Anne I was eager to read these short stories written by L.M Montgomery that also featured orphans. Some of these stories were quite good and some of them were just too short, not really well developed and had this very neat happy ending that happened too quickly. I did appreciate that the orphan stories weren't always about young children but adults who found a long lost relative. I read in another person's review that these stories weren't supposed to be read all together an [...]

    9. I was really looking forward to this book but it was kind of a let down. Almost all the stories had the exact same plot (long lost relative). The stories themselves were good and if they were stand alone or scattered throughout other books it would have been fine. But one book full of stories with the exact same plot was just too much.

    10. Some stores were phenomenal, some were really unrealistic even by LM Montgomery's standards, but it was still a sweet collection.

    11. Perfectly lovely! You can see the makings of Anne, Diana, Miss Violet, Charlotta the 4th, and many others in L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables Series!

    12. In this delightful collection of short stories, you'll certainly find some treasures. This was my first time to read some of L.M. Montgomery's short stories, and I truly enjoyed them.The particular selection in "Akin to Anne" is put together by Rea Wilmshurst. She located many of Montgomery's short tales that regard other orphans (just like our dear Anne Shirley), from newspaper and magazine publications. All were originally published between 1900 and 1933. All the tales included in "Akin to Ann [...]

    13. I'd actually give this closer to 3.75 stars. Mostly because I read this as an adult and I think if I'd read it as a child (as is intended) I would have found the stories more charming and less repetitive.Akin to Anne is a collection of tales about orphans that were published in various magazines and journals and collected in this book after L.M. Montgomery's death. Although they lack the wit and originality of Montgomery's full-length novels when read together, there are several gems within this [...]

    14. A wonderful collection of stories about orphans living through tragedy and eventually finding good homes and someone that loves them. Well written with captivating characters. There’s no way you can’t feel the desperation and longing of each character; you really see the world through their eyes and are transported to their reality.I found this a difficult read because it is so emotionally taxing. Orphans are a weak spot of mine and I hate to hear of children being unjustly mistreated. There [...]

    15. Review:Montgomery rarely disappoints, even when she's so darn-gone sappy.Pre-Review Statement:Because I had such fun and success while reading one story each from Christmas with Anne and Other Holiday Stories and My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories during the days leading up to Christmas, and because I have too many unread anthologies (many of which are by Montgomery), I've decided to do a similar idea and read one short story each day for the entirety of the year (or until I run out [...]

    16. Charlotte’s Quest: story about a little girl sent to live with her relations after her Father decides he wants to spend a couple of year’s mountain climbing. Charlotte is not happy in this house because it is so alive; loud, active and crowded. By no means a bad house, just too much for Charlotte, who likes quiet and solitude. Charlotte takes a day to go find a Mom for herself.Marcella’s Reward: Marcella is such a sweet older sister who is very concerned about her younger sister’s illnes [...]

    17. 3.5Beautiful short stories written by the exceptional good author L. M. Montgomery. The places she describes are beautiful and yet so familiar. All her characters, except for one, are kindred spirits. They are all nice, lonely fellows with honest, big hearts, who go thru hard times in their lives until they find happiness. Just like our dear Anne had. On the negative side, all these stories follow the same pattern: poor orphan who makes some mischief, until he/she has feelings of remorse, comes [...]

    18. As with most short story collections, some are much better than others. And as with many other short story collections, some stories would be better in isolation so you don't notice how a number of plot elements are almost the same as another story.My favorite story was the first one, about a little girl whose mother is dead, so she decides to go to the village witch to ask for a new mother. Cute, clever, and fun. Many of the stories show virtue being well rewarded, which I think we need more ex [...]

    19. If you're a LM Montgomery enthusiast, then you will want to check this book out. If you've never read LM Montgomery, then avoid this book. Some of the stories are just not that good, and many have cheesy/happy endings. Some of the endings are so convenient and happy that you kind of want to gag. The collection is nothing special on its own, really. It's kinda like a collection of 'scribbles' from the mind of an author who came up with many good stories (Anne of Green Gables, Emily of New Moon, T [...]

    20. Akin to Anne is a collection of early published stories by the creator of Anne of Green Gables. The stories in Akin Anne are unmistakably early work. Each one follows the same formulaic plot: Poor Orphan is plucky, yet miserable in a house with no love. Orphan does a good deed. Orphan is reunited with a long-lost family member. The selections are charming in their own way, but are not nearly as sophisticated as her later short stories collected in Chronicles of Avonlea, and Further Chronicles of [...]

    21. Found a box of my old books in the garage. So I am currently re-reading the books I loved when I was a child. Maybe it's an effort to reclaim my youth or maybe it's just an effort to remember the girl I once was so I can better relate to my own children. However, I'm not sure what I really loved about this bookpossibly the happy endings. It is nauseatingly cheesy! I know the short stories compiled here were originally published in a number of different magazines, but publishing them all together [...]

    22. These stories are primarily ones that never saw the light of day after being published in magazines in Montgomery's lifetime. There's a reason for that. I love reading more my L.M. Montgomery, but these are not my favorites. Maybe because they're grouped together by theme? The stories get very repetitive. And some of the stories showed up as scenes in her books. Fans of Montgomery should read these, but don't pick this up expecting to fall in love with it.

    23. “After all, it was nice to be loved than to be rich and admired and famous.” I, alas, did not rate each story on its own. Each of these story had Montgomery's flowery writing style which I just adore. The main characters always quirky and adorable. I don't really care that Montgomery sometimes seems like she's recycling some character traits because the writing is beautiful. The stories were short and sweet. This book was a nice quick read.

    24. I was sick to death of the same stories again and again, but the last story in this book brought tears to my eyes.After reading further, I discovered that these shorts were published years apart in various different publications, and honestly, I could have handled them much better in that form. But gathered together like this, it makes it difficult to stomach the sameness.That being said, that very last story saved the book for me.

    25. This made for a good before bed read, as the stories all wrapped up nicely, and they were short enough that I could always finish one before having to go to sleep. The tales themselves were charming and hopeful, if maybe a little naive, in that they all had happy (and somewhat predictable) endings. But I won't hold that against them; I appreciated the thread of hope and joy woven throughout the book. It made me want to read the rest of the Anne books I haven't gotten to yet.

    26. I know the short stories compiled here were originally published in a number of different magazines, but reading them all at once made the stories seem recycled. Orphan has a lonely and hard life and by some amazing coincidence bumps into the only blood relative they have in the entire world (long lost, naturally). I loved the Anne of Green Gables series, but found the stories here seemed to be the same story over and over with just the names changed.

    27. Yep, still on a L.M. Montgomery kick. This is a collection of her short stories, or boilerplates. The stories, of course, all had more than happy endings and fantastic resolutions. But I enjoyed it as some light reading anyway. It was nice to read something other than her novels (which I enjoy as well).

    28. I originally purchased this book in Prince Edward Island while on vacation in 1990 (age 9!) and immediately lost myself in these short stories of kismet and happenstance! A personal favorite is 'a shirtwaist for Penelope' , but, it is extremely hard to pick one! Get this book to sate your inner awkward preteen angst ("nobody loves me" days) or get it for an 8-14 year old bookworm!

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