Jump to content

New edition of Anne of Green Gables features attractive 'buxom' blonde


  • Please log in to reply
30 replies to this topic

#1 Peanut

Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

I just don't get it, why mess with it?  I doesn't need updating, its a classic!!  I'm glad my DD will read my copy with the real Anne pictured on front.

News item link here

Edited by Peanut, 08 February 2013 - 12:52 PM.


#2 TenYears

Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

It's special isn't it.  It's self-published (in that someone paid to have it typset and published, the actual words being in the public domain now) through Amazon.  And whoever paid to have it done was clearly too cheap to even fork out for an appropriate picture.

I was relieved to find out that there wasn't a reputable publishing house behind that bizarre decision.

It's nice to see though, the hundreds of extremely indignant reviews it's getting on Amazon.

#3 9ferals

Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

Oh that's hilarious - surely it's got to be a joke?
Everyone knows Anne has red hair.


#4 NSG

Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

That is crazy...... I have no idea why anyone would make that decision!

#5 *LiMa*

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

WHAT.

THE.

****

I thought before Green Gables was a bit of a travesty, but all of a sudden it seems not so bad.

#6 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:46 PM

I wouldn't mind seeing what she thinks Gilbert Blythe looks like though.

#7 FeralBob!

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

*trots over to Amazon to add her 2c worth about how ridiculous this is*


grrrrrrr

#8 CocobeanLillylove

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:48 PM

That's stupid

#9 censura carnero

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:52 PM

Terrible!  Considering Anne's red hair is such a central part of her character and identity.

#10 FeralBob!

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:52 PM

*trots back to EB to find out if anyone has a link to the Amazon page*


*ponders whether she really needs a box set of Little House on the Prairie for $24*


*decides that she does*  ph34r.gif

#11 RealityBites

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:55 PM

There are no words for this horror.

#12 Jenferal

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:55 PM

That looks like a soft core version of a film of the book.
What a stupid decision to make for a cover.

#13 71Cath

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

QUOTE (RealityBites @ 08/02/2013, 08:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There are no words for this horror.

So true

#14 ~kuddlebug~

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

Wingbob, I think I love you. I bought the box set a few months ago

That image has nothing, NOTHING, to do with Anne. You can't even pretend it's Diana!

#15 Jenferal

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:58 PM

THAT Anne certainly can't be called "Carrot" by anyone...unless they mean one of those fancy new breeds of carrots you see in the shops these days.

#16 *LiMa*

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE (WingBob @ 08/02/2013, 08:22 PM)
15312492[/url]']
*trots back to EB to find out if anyone has a link to the Amazon page*


*ponders whether she really needs a box set of Little House on the Prairie for $24*


*decides that she does*  ph34r.gif



Neither my bank account nor my husband thank you for alerting me to this box set.  
And I second the call for the link.



#17 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:58 PM

She looks like the actress from Home and Away a few moons back.

I've never read Anne of Green Gables as its never seemed appealing to me. This cover makes it less appealing to me.

Maybe they are trying to attract a different audience. Lol

#18 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:04 PM

The new Gilbert?



#19 niggles

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:09 PM

Slinky Malinki I think he should be the new Sully from Dr Quinn Medicine Woman.

#20 Magnus

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

I agree with PPs. Her hair is such an important and often mentioned part of the story. I usually get annoyed when TV shows and films ruin the picture you have in your head of the character by changing important details about the character, but it's often not such a big deal after all. But this is a story where her hair colour is really foregrounded.

#21 CallMeFeral

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 08/02/2013, 08:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
THAT Anne certainly can't be called "Carrot" by anyone...unless they mean one of those fancy new breeds of carrots you see in the shops these days.


I think in this version carrot might be her porn star name...
laughing2.gif slinkymalinki!

#22 TenYears

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

Sorry - here's the link

Amazon reviews for crappy cover

#23 FeralFemboside

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

unsure.gif
Apart from the hair, Anne is a scrawny, underfed and potentially consumptive little thing.

#24 Persnickety_

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:26 PM

Maybe it is getting us ready for the new movie...Anne does green gables.

#25 Kaonashi

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

I found the link they have removed the image and the book is temporarily out of stock.

Whoever chose the cover has obviously never read the book, it makes no sense at all. I find the models expression and pose more offensive than the glaring error in hair colour. They have misrepresented her character completely!




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How I learnt to relax about routines

After many routine-led, tough years, we've realised that being parenting isn't about being perfect. It isn't about following a schedule to a T.

Should you have a third child or not?

I thought our family had been complete with our two boys. I had no idea how much I needed my daughter until she was here.

Helping a toddler embrace an adopted sibling

A single parent by choice, I am preparing to adopt a second baby from Morocco. And I face a special challenge.

When pregnancy messes with your self-esteem

Pregnancy doesn't make all women feel beautiful. It certainly doesn't raise every woman's self-esteem.

Join us in The BIG nappy change

Introducing the new Coles Little Explorer Nappies! You can confidently rely on Coles Little Explorer nappies at each stage of your child's growth, so take the Big Nappy Change and try new Coles Little Explorer nappies for yourself!

Robbie Williams live tweets wife's labour

And the award for most patient woman in labour goes to ... Robbie Williams' wife, Ayda Field.

Vaccine ignorance is deadly and contagious

In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral.

Parenting differently based on birth order

All children have unique personalities, but keeping birth order in mind could help when parenting.

How to get rid of the mum guilt

Motherhood and guilt seem to go hand in hand, but there are ways to focus

Paid parental leave scheme grinds to a halt

The future of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's paid parental leave scheme appears to be up in the air, despite the fact it is due to begin in less than nine months.

The devastation of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders

No one's sure how many Australians are affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorders, but the consequences for those who are can be devastating.

The pros and cons of finding out the sex of your unborn baby

It’s often one of the biggest choices parents make during the course of their pregnancy; to find out, or not to find out, the sex of their baby before it’s born.

Toddler's awesome dress up month

Two-year-old Willow and her photographer mum, Gina Lee, made October "Dress Up Willow Month". She posted photos of Willow's costumes on her Instagram account, and her creative takes on popular culture are simply adorable.

Childhood around the world

It can be easy to assume our ideas around childhood are universal, but they are particular to where we live, as these practices show.

Best picks for baby and toddler shoes

Here's a great selection of footwear from pre-walker to walker ensuring comfort and style for growing feet.

I lost my wife and daughters to Ebola - then it came for my son

Sunday, September 21, is a day I will never forget.

The 'yucky' illness that took over my life

I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss. It involves toilet talk, and probably caused my miscarriage. But it needs to be talked about.

Prenatal testing: the facts

Prenatal testing is done to check if a baby has certain medical conditions before birth. Here is some important information about what the tests are for and the risks involved.

5 things to do with your baby?s old clothes

Did you think your only option for your baby?s old clothes was to pack them away or give them to the Salvos? Think again.

Why it's possible to not realise you're pregnant until the baby arrives

After hearing about 'surprise babies' born to mums who didn't know they were pregnant, it's common to ask "how did she not realise?" But experts say it's entirely possible for it to happen.

'My miracle is finally here'

How has the world continued on its pace when mine has been altered so drastically?

Dairy can help older women fall pregnant: study

Ice cream may be the ultimate comfort food, but a study suggests it could also help older women to have children.

Megan Gale goes topless for 'sexiest people' cover

Six months after a heavily pregnant Megan Gale posed nude for Marie Claire, the glowing new mum has gone topless for the cover of another magazine.

A new perspective on life from living with two diseases

A mother shares her personal story about the difficulty of living with two conditions, one of which stops her from being able to see her daughter's face.

Warning about Children's Panadol dosage

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued a safety advisory warning parents about confusion when using the dosing syringe supplied with Children's Panadol.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Take 'The Coles Big Nappy Change' Challenge

You could become part of our Test Drive team and win one of 200 packs of Coles Little Explorer Nappies as part of our 5-day challenge.

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Join us in The BIG nappy change

Introducing the new Coles Little Explorer Nappies! You can confidently rely on Coles Little Explorer nappies at each stage of your child's growth, so take the Big Nappy Change and try new Coles Little Explorer nappies for yourself!

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

Weird trend

Couple has five babies in 14 months

Julie and David Grygla weren't sure they'd ever have kids - but their dreams have now well and truly come true.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.