Dear Amy: “Anne of Green Gables” is one of my favorite books. I have read that the author based the story on the place where she grew up. How can I learn more about it? — Jane W., Harrisonburg, Virginia
Dear Jane: Anne Shirley, the beloved character of “Anne of Green Gables,” experienced most of her adventures on Prince Edward Island in Canada. Each county associated with author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s life is recorded in the Canadian Register of Historic Places. More than 100 years after her most famous book was published, readers all over the world still travel to explore the beautiful places described in great detail through the eyes of Anne Shirley.
Perhaps you and your family can plan a trip of your own when you visit the tourism page of Prince Edward Island dedicated to All Things Anne, tourismpei.com/all-things-anne. You’ll uncover interesting facts about the author’s life, watch Anne Videos and see the real Green Gables Heritage Place home visited by thousands of people each year.
Several museums are also available, along with a summer musical based on the book that is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the longest-running annual musical.
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