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Abridged Editions

This page lists fifty-eight abridged editions of L.M. Montgomery’s books, most frequently Anne of Green Gables, published since 1961.

In chronological order: 1961 | 1978 | 1983 | 1991 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1998 | 1999 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2008 | 2009 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022 | 2023 | 2024

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1961 (1)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Condensed and abridged by Mary W. Cushing and D.C. Williams. Illustrated by Robert Patterson. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1961.

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1978 (1)

Montgomery, L.M. The Anne of Green Gables Picture Book. Illustrated by Marc Gallant. Text by Molly Hughes. 1978. Toronto: NC Press, 1982.

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1983 (1)

Montgomery, Lucy Maud. A Child’s Anne. Retold by Deirdre Kessler. Illustrated by Floyd Trainor. Charlottetown: Ragweed Press, 1983.

Also, by L.M. Montgomery, as Anne of Green Gables: Stories for Young Readers. Adapted by Deirdre Kessler. Illustrated by David Preston Smith. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2008.

Also as Anne . . . la maison aux pignons verts: Récits pour jeunes lecteurs. Translated by Suzanne Bernard and Jo-Anne Elder. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2010.

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1991 (1)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Abridgement by Barbara Greenwood. Illustrated by Muriel Wood. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1991. Young Readers’ Classics.

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1993 (3)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables: Adventures at School. Retold by Rebecca Anne Krafft. Illustrated by Thea Kliros. Baltimore: Ottenheimer Publications, 1993. An Anne of Green Gables Pop-Up Book.

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables: A Big Imagination. Retold by Rebecca Anne Krafft. Illustrated by Thea Kliros. Baltimore: Ottenheimer Publications, 1993. An Anne of Green Gables Pop-Up Book.

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Retold by Joanne Mattern. Illustrated by Renee Graef. N.p.: Troll Associates, 1993. Troll Illustrated Classics.

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1994 (3)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Abridged by Bob Blaisdell. Illustrated by Barbara Steadman. New York: Dover Publications, 1994. Dover Children’s Thrift Classics.

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Retold by Clare West. Illustrated by Kate Simpson. 1994. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Oxford Bookworms Library.

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Adapted by Deborah Felder. New York: Random House, 1994. Bullseye Step into Classics.

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1995 (2)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Adapted by Eliza Gatewood Warren. Illustrated by Joseph Miralles. New York: Baronet Books, 1995. Great Illustrated Classics.

Also, by Lucy Maud Montgomery, as Anne et la maison aux pignons verts. Translated by Lyne Drouin. Saint-Lambert, QC: Éditions ABC, 2000. Les grands classiques illustrés.

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables Coloring Book. Illustrated by Barbara Steadman. New York: Dover Publications, 1995.

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1998 (2)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Adapted by Shelley Tanaka. New York: Delacorte Press; Toronto: Seal Books, 1998.

Montgomery, L.M. Emily of New Moon. Adapted by Priscilla Galloway. New York: Delacorte Press; Toronto: Seal Books, 1998.

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1999 (3)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Adapted by Marc D. Falkoff. New York: HarperFestival, 1999. Chapter Book Charmers.

Montgomery, L.M. The Anne of Green Gables Pop-Up Storybook. Illustrated by Keith Moseley. [Toronto]: Key Porter Books, 1999.

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Adapted by Adam Grant. Illustrated by Lotus Do Brooks. New York: Modern Publishing, 1999. Treasury of Illustrated Classics.

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2001 (2)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Adapted by M.C. Helldorfer. Illustrated by Ellen Beier. New York: Dell Dragonfly Books, 2001.

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Adapted by Jennifer Dussling. Illustrated by Lydia Halverson. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 2001. All Aboard Reading.

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2002 (1)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Retold by Anne Collins. Essex, UK: Pearson Education, 2002. Penguin Readers.

Expanded edition with CD-ROM: Pearson Education, 2007. Penguin Active Reading.

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2003 (2)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Adapted by Archie Oliver. Dingley, Austral.: Hinkler Books, 2003. Hinkler Illustrated Classics.

Montgomery, Lucy Maude [sic]. Anne of Green Gables. Adapted by Elizabeth West. Illustrated by Glin Dibley. New York: Scholastic, 2003.

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2004 (5)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Condensed and adapted by Margaret DeKeyser. Illustrated by Jerry Dillingham. Franklin, TN: Dalmatian Press, 2004. The Great Classics for Children.

Paperback edition: Dalmatian Press, 2013.

Paperback edition: Bendon Publishing, 2014. Junior Classics for Young Readers.

Montgomery, L.M. The King Cousins. Adapted by Barbara Davoll. Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderkidz, 2004. The Story Girl 1.

Montgomery, L.M. Measles, Mischief, and Mishaps. Adapted by Barbara Davoll. Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderkidz, 2004. The Story Girl 2.

Montgomery, L.M. Summer Shenanigans. Adapted by Barbara Davoll. Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderkidz, 2004. The Story Girl 3.

Montgomery, L.M. Dreams, Schemes, and Mysteries. Adapted by Barbara Davoll. Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderkidz, 2004. The Story Girl 4.

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2005 (6)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Adapted by Laura F. Marsh. New York: HarperFestival, 2005. My First Classics.

Montgomery, Lucy Maud. Anne of Green Gables. Retold by Kathleen Olmstead. Illustrated by Lucy Corvino. New York: Sterling Publishing Company, 2005. Classic Starts.

New edition, illustrated by Karl James Mountford: Union Square Kids, 2023. Classic Starts: A Retelling.

Montgomery, L.M. Winter on the Island. Adapted by Barbara Davoll. Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderkidz, 2005. The Story Girl 5.

Montgomery, L.M. Wedding Wishes and Woes. Adapted by Barbara Davoll. Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderkidz, 2005. The Story Girl 6.

Montgomery, L.M. Midnight Madness and Mayhem. Adapted by Barbara Davoll. Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderkidz, 2005. The Story Girl 7.

Montgomery, L.M. The Winds of Change. Adapted by Barbara Davoll. Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderkidz, 2005. The Story Girl 8.

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2008 (1)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Retold by Gaby Goldsack. Illustrated by Paula Bowles. Bath, UK: Parragon Books, 2008.

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2009 (2)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Retold by Richard Ganci. Volo, IL: Don Johnston, 2009. Classic Adventures: Start-to-Finish Library.

Montgomery, Lucy Maud. Anne of Avonlea. Retold by Kathleen Olmstead. Illustrated by Dan Andreasen. New York: Sterling Publishing Company, 2009. Classic Starts.

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2012 (1)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Adapted by Lisa Mullarkey. Illustrated by Patricia Castelao. Edina, MN: Magic Wagon, 2012. Calico Illustrated Classics.

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2013 (1)

Montgomery, Lucy Maud. Anne of Green Gables. Adapted by Anne Rooney. Illustrated by Catharine Collingridge. Irvine, CA: QEB Publishing, 2013. Illustrated Classics. New York: Sandy Creek, 2013. Classic Collection.

Also as Anne, la maison aux pignons verts. Translated by André Gagnon. N.p.: Hurtubise, 2014.

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2014 (1)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Adapted by Mary Sebag-Montefiore. Illustrated by Alan Marks. London: Usborne Publishing, 2014. Usborne Young Reading.

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2015 (1)

Montgomery, Lucy Maud. Anne of Green Gables. Retold by Sarah Webb. Illustrated by Jim Mitchell. London: Collins, 2015. Collins Big Cat Classics.

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2016 (1)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Retold by Mary Sebag-Montefiore. Illustrated by Alan Marks. London: Usborne Publishing, 2016. Usborne Picture Books.

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2017 (2)

Pace, Alycia. Anne of Green Gables Learns to Be Grateful. N.p.: FoxCovePublishing, [2017].

Adams, Jennifer. Anne of Green Gables. By Little Miss Montgomery. Art by Alison Oliver. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith, 2017. A Places Primer. A BabyLit Book.

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2018 (2)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables: A BabyLit Storybook. Retold by Stephanie Clarkson. Illustrated by Annabel Tempest. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith, 2018.

George, Kallie, adapted by. Anne Arrives. Illustrated by Abigail Halpin. [Toronto]: Tundra Books, 2018. Inspired by Anne of Green Gables.

Paperback edition: Tundra Books, 2019.

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2019 (2)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Retold by Rachel Delahaye. Illustrated by Dave Williams. London: Rising Stars UK, 2019.

George, Kallie, adapted by. Anne’s Kindred Spirits. Illustrated by Abigail Halpin. [Toronto]: Tundra Books, 2019. Inspired by Anne of Green Gables.

Paperback edition: Tundra Books, 2020.

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2020 (3)

Montgomery, Lucy Maud. Anne of Green Gables. Text adaptation by Brooke Jorden. Illustrated by Olga Skomorokhova. Sanger, CA: Familius, 2020. Lit for Little Hands.

Jay, Sandra A., adapted by. Anne’s Arrival. Illustrated by Grace Curtis. Kensington, PE: Kindred Spirits Publishing of PEI, 2020. Inspired by Anne of Green Gables.

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Retold by Saviour Pirotta. Illustrated by Thai My Phuong and Martina Peluso. New York: Starry Forest Books, 2020. Classic Stories.

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2021 (4)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Retold by Hannah Dolan. Illustrated by Renia Metallinou. London: Penguin Books, 2021. Penguin Readers.

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Adapted by Alex Fabrizio. Illustrated by Greg Paprocki. New York: Starry Forest Books, 2021. Baby’s Classics.

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Adapted by Jacqueline Dembar Greene. Illustrated by Jamie Green. New York: Starry Forest Books, 2021. Classic Adventures.

George, Kallie, adapted by. Anne’s School Days. Illustrated by Abigail Halpin. [Toronto]: Tundra Books, 2021. Inspired by Anne of Green Gables.

Paperback edition: Tundra Books, 2022.

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2022 (2)

Rogers, Grayce, adapted by. Anne of Green Gables for Early Readers. Illustrated by Grace Curtis. Kensington, PE: Kindred Spirits Publishing, 2022.

George, Kallie, adapted by. Anne’s Tragical Tea Party. Illustrated by Abigail Halpin. [Toronto]: Tundra Books, 2022. Inspired by Anne of Green Gables.

Paperback edition: Tundra Books, 2023.

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2023 (2)

George, Kallie, adapted by. Anne Dares. Illustrated by Abigail Halpin. [Toronto]: Tundra Books, 2023. Inspired by Anne of Green Gables.

Paperback edition: Tundra Books, forthcoming in 2024.

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Retold by Brian J. Stuart. Illustrated by An Ji Yeon. Hackensack, NJ: WS Education, 2023. Pop! Lit for Kids.

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Published on 29 December 2022; last updated on 9 April 2024. Please contact the site owner with additions, corrections, questions, and suggestions.