Before Anna of Arendelle, there was Anne of Green Gables; both outspoken, free-spirited young redheaded orphans with strong romantic ideals. While Anna lived trapped in her palace, longing for the love of her sister, Anne moved from foster home to foster home before ending up in an orphanage desperate to find a real home of her own.
Which is where Anne of Green Gables begins, with Anne arriving in Avonlea to be adopted by Matthew Cuthbert. This comes as a surprise to Matthew, who along with his sister Marilla, had planned to adopt a boy that could help run their small family farm (Green Gables) as they reached their late 50s.
Anne of Green Gables was first published as a novel in 1908. It has been translated into 20 languages, been adapted into movies, tv series, and live theatre, and has captured the hearts of Canadians and people around the world as an ingrained part of our culture.