Monday, January 28, 2008

The Anne-Girl Turns 100

Really? Has it been that long?

Check out this article over at, web presence of the Toronto Star.

I liked the part where Toronto Public Library's Leslie McGrath compares Anne to one of her predecessors, Elsie Dinsmore.

"Elsie was famous for her pietistic priggishness. She was born good, lives a good life and never changes ... She had conventional good looks, an angelic face.

[Anne is] quite a departure. She's a skinny, angular child. She was freckled at a time when ladies tried to keep a porcelain complexion and red hair wasn't admired. It was seen as a mark of a flaring temper."

Also check out the sidebar for notable smart and spirited girls since Anne, including Pippi Longstocking, Harriet the Spy, and Hermione Granger.

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