Anyway, I wanted to give you all a heads up that I won't be posting tomorrow, because I have an officer's meeting at work tomorrow night. We'll learn what Christian's reading on Thursday.
This week's Did You Know? is all about Anne of Green Gables and author Lucy Maude Montgomery. So, enough of this cheerful banter, bring forth the fun facts!
Did You Know?
- Anne of Green Gables was popular from the start, selling 19,000 copies in the first five months after its release in 1908?
- It went through ten printings in its first year, and was translated into Swedish in 1909?
- L.M. Montgomery wrote seven sequels? The eight Green Gables books that Montgomery wrote trace Anne's life from age 11 to 53.
- The Green Gables house and farm are real? It is located in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.
- The book was originally considered a book for all ages, but over the last 40 years or so has come to be regarded as a children's book?
- The book is very popular in Japan, and many Japanese couples come to the Green Gables farm to be married?
- L.M. Montgomery was first published in 1889 when she was 14?
- Montgomery's grandfather, Donald Montgomery, was a member of the Canadian Senate?
- When she was five or six, Montgomery nearly died of typhoid fever? Perhaps that's why the disease plays such a prominent role in the book.
- Montgomery always wanted to be a writer, and wanted to write something that would live beyond her? I think she succeeded nicely, don't you?