Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your life and why?
Shaula Corr
Shaula Corr
Nelson Heights School Nelson Heights School
Cold Lake, AB Cold Lake, AB

The book that I read as a child and that still resonates with me today is "Anne of Green Gables". Anne had such resiliance in the face of her disappointments and life events and I could totally relate even as a child. Growing up in a dysfumctional home, Anne was a character I could connect with. Not long after I read the book, our family visited Green Gables. My 9 year old self became convinced that if there was a Green Gables, then surely there had been an Anne. I was excited to see her bedroom but soon learned that the house itself was merely an inspiration for the setting and that Anne was, indeed, fictional. I remember that disappointment as it it were yesterday. As an adult re-reading the book, I was captivated by the final line "God's in His heaven, all's right with the world". I had often thought of that line throughout my life but hadn't realized where I had gleaned it from. Re-reading the book opened yet more wonder as I realized how much I had soaked it in and how much had become a part of me.


8th Alberta

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