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Children's Fiction Chapter Books

Anne's Kindred Spirits

Inspired by Anne of Green Gables

by (author) Kallie George

illustrated by Abigail Halpin

Initial publish date
May 2019
Chapter Books, Friendship, Classics
Recommended Age
6 to 9
Recommended Grade
1 to 4
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2019
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
    List Price

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The sweet and funny second book in a new early-reader series, starring the spirited and outspoken Anne Shirley as she makes friends and settles into life at Green Gables -- with a few hijinks along the way, of course!

Anne is nervous and excited to meet Diana, a neighbor girl who she just knows will be a kindred spirit. She's even more excited when she learns that she's invited to her very first picnic! Until Marilla's precious brooch goes missing and it looks like it's Anne's fault. That is, Marilla is upset and Anne's picnic adventure is now in jeopardy. Ultimately, the misunderstanding with the brooch is resolved and Anne is able to go to the picnic. Anne and Diana's friendship blossoms and Anne's bond with Matthew and Marilla grows stronger.

Lovingly adapted by Kallie George with beautiful nostalgic illustrations by Abigail Halpin, this series is perfect for fans of Anne, new and old.

About the authors

KALLIE GEORGE works as an author and editor in Vancouver, and she holds a master's in children's literature from the University of British Columbia. In addition to writing and editing, Kallie is a speaker and leads workshops for aspiring writers. She finds all eggs enchanting, even ordinary ones.


ALEXANDRA BOIGER grew up in Munich, Germany, where she studied graphic design, and then began a career in feature animation, allowing her to work for Warner Bros. UK and DreamWorks. Since transitioning to children's book illustration, she has worked on numerous popular titles, including the Tallulah series. She lives with her husband and daughter in northern California.


Kallie George's profile page

Abigail Halpin's profile page

Editorial Reviews

One of CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens 2019
PRAISE FOR Anne's Kindred Spirits:

“Both illustrations and text work together . . . to create a compelling book for young readers [and] adult readers who grew up with Anne stories, now sharing them with a new generation." --Highly Recommended, CM Magazine
“Keep[s] readers engaged and entertained throughout.” --Resource Links
"Early readers will enjoy a gentle introduction to a literary heroine, as well as a relatable tale about friendship." --School Library Journal

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