Another of her books which I really enjoyed is Jane of Lantern Hill, which is about a lonely young girl living with her defeated mother and overbearing grandmother in Ontario, while her estranged father lives on P.E.I. The Story Girl is also a really good read, and set on P.E.I., as are most of her books.
There have been quite a few movies and shows-and the Anne musical, of course- made from Montgomery's books. Probably the best known of these are the Anne miniseries, starring Megan Follows. The first two are really good; the third is terrible. There's also a pretty good made-for-TV movie of Jane of Lantern Hill , which stars Mairon Bennett, Sam Waterston, and Sarah Polley. Unfortunately, there's also a T.V. series based on Emily, which is just ghastly, falling into what were they thinking? territory. In my opinion, the best T.V. based on Montgomery's work is the show Road To Avonlea, which takes inspiration- and several plot lines and characters- from The Chronicles of Avonlea and The Story Girl. It ran for seven seasons, and is a really good family show.
So, today on her birthday, I just want to express my appreciation for the books and characters with which L.M. Montgomery gifted us, and for the many happy hours of reading- and viewing- her works have given me.