Rainbow Valley

Rainbow Valley

Book - 1923
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Anne Shirley is grown up, has married her beloved Gilbert and now is the mother of six mischievous children.
These boys and girls discover a special place all their own, but they never dream of what will happen when the strangest family moves into an old nearby mansion. The Meredith clan is two boys and two girls, with minister father but no mother -- and a runaway girl named Mary Vance. Soon the Meredith kids join Anne's children in their private hideout to carry out their plans to save Mary from the orphanage, to help the lonely minister find happiness, and to keep a pet rooster from the soup pot. There's always an adventure brewing in the sun-dappled world of Rainbow Valley. From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, c1923
ISBN: 9780771061820
Branch Call Number: FIC/MON


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JCLBreAnnaB Jul 25, 2020

A sweet continuation of the Anne of Green Gables saga, although this one is focused on her children and the neighbour children they befriend. It is fun to see some of Anne's personality coming through her children and see them and their friends have their own adventures, misadventures, and life lessons.

Aug 14, 2018

This book is about the Blythe children, the Meredith children and Mary Vance an orphan for the most part. In this book you read about them and their adventures and how they get along. The Blythe children are rather angelic compared to the Merediths but they very good friends. When Mary Vance comes along, so does trouble for the kids. She is sensitive, and very insensitive at the same time. This book is quite nice but not my favorite. I recommend reading it though. The ending is my favorite part though.

Oct 10, 2017

The seventh book in the Anne of Green Gables series is rather about a group of children, than Anne herself. This book is written warmly about the sweet, touching story of the young friendship of Anne's children and the Merediths, as well as a wistful romance of the minister and the beautiful village woman.
The crowd of eight children, nine including Mary Vance, an orphan found in the Merediths' loft, are colorful characters whose laughter will ring from the pages. The children, of different ages, looks, families, and personalities: the Blythe children-- red-headed, boyish Jem, handsome, dreamy Walter, Nan and Di, twins who look extremely different, and the Meredith children-- black-haired, intelligent Jerry, beautiful, bouncy Faith, small, sweet Una, and bug-lover Carl, and rather insensitive but good-hearted Mary Vance.
Rainbow Valley is full of fun and amusement, as well as delight and love, but along with the joy the sadness, and foreshadowings of the war soon to come. The title is very significant towards the whole book in many ways. The faint, dark chill creeping over the merry rainbow gives the book a mysterious depth as well as poignancy.
"See—there is a great golden palace over there in the sunset," said Walter, pointing. "Look at the shining towers—and the crimson banners streaming from them. Perhaps a conqueror is riding home from battle—and they are hanging them out to do honor to him."
- @StarRead of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Oct 19, 2010

Anne of Green Gable's kids have just as much spunk as she did. Some even have her read hair.

May 17, 2010

Unlike the previous Anne novel (Anne Of Ingleside), at least this one had an overarching narrative to carry me along on the warm waters of the adventures of good children. Anne again has no voice in this novel and it seems that her character simply does not exist as an adult. Her children and others show us a new generation of growing up, one that is similarly gay to Anne’s except for the tinges of anti-war sentiment.


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sarag1 Feb 13, 2016

"Let the piper come and welcome... I'll gladly follow him round and round the world." -Jem Blythe

Jun 29, 2015

“They see only her pretty, piquant, mocking, little face, Susan.”

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Aug 28, 2014

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