This was going to be a one off as they say these days, but the book was so enjoyed by its readers, the publishers demanded a follow up. That became Anne of Avonlea, and Anne is now seventeen. No chance of college for her, she has become the local schoolmistress, and new children are at Green Gables too, for a second cousin of Marilla's has died and there is no-one to take on the six year old twins. So Davy and Dora come to Avonlea to live with Marilla and Anne. More adventures ensue, and every page is a delight.
Were these books written for children? Of course they were - but children of all ages. I read Anne of Green Gables in my early teens, and now, many years later I came to it afresh and loved it so much I decided to read the whole series which I had never read previously. Next up will be Anne of the Island followed by Anne of Windy Willows, Anne's House of Dreams and Anne of Ingleside.