Anne – with an ‘e’, don’t forget – is a 10-year-old redheaded orphan who has been adopted by Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert. By nature, Anne is a mischievous chatterbox with an extremely active imagination. Anne’s sense of adventure often gets her into sticky situations, but she is adept at solving problems through the use of her imagination.
Though he is a sturdy and inventive boy, Felix King isn’t often the “head of the class” in the Avonlea Schoolhouse. But he sure knows how to have fun! Felix shares Anne’s love of adventure. He thinks she is the “cat’s meow” and will follow her anywhere.
Madame Poubelle is the unbearably cruel head of Grout Orphanage, where Anne is sent to live by her foster parents. She makes Anne’s time there more miserable every day. She burns Anne’s books and confiscates all of her “worldly possessions”. But rest assured, Madame Poubelle gets what she has coming!
Peg Bowen is the most mysterious and wise member of Avonlea society. Though the people of Avonlea believe she is a witch and are wary of her company, Peg often holds the answers to their problems.
Bailey, a talking squirrel, is another one of Anne’s friends. His sometimes sarcastic remarks are always humorous. Bailey is a loyal friend to Anne and is there for her when she has no one to talk to.
Gilbert is a generous, athletic, bright and fair-minded boy. He keeps Anne on her toes because he’s as smart as she is. But this doesn’t sit too well with Anne and her pride often gets in the way of their friendship.
Marilla is Anne’s adoptive mother and Matthew’s sister. She is a spinster with a stern, no-nonsense attitude. But underneath it all, she has a soft and loving heart. Marilla sometimes has trouble understanding high-spirited Anne and usually doesn’t believe a word of her fanciful stories. But she is very proud of her Anne and loves her deeply.
Rachel Lynde is one of Marilla Cuthbert’s oldest friends and neighbours and she is known for speaking her mind. Rachel has had her fair share of run-ins with Anne and her friends but underneath her cranky exterior beats a heart of gold.
Diana is Anne’s best friend and the two girls have been attached at the hip since the moment they met. She is a dark-haired girl with a sunny personality. Diana often finds herself dragged into Anne’s escapades like the good, true friend she is. After all, that’s what “kindred spirits” are for, isn’t it?
A mystical and mischievous wood nymph, Dryad is quick to lead Anne through the wildest adventures she can imagine. With his magical powers he can reveal secrets and lessons to Anne that are hidden in the depths of her imagination. But watch out, there is no telling where the two of them are going to pop up!
Matthew is Marilla’s bachelor brother and Anne’s adoptive father. Shy and gentle, Matthew likes to avoid confrontation. But he’s pretty good at giving advice in a kind way that’s easy to take – unlike most adults!
Tupper is one of Madame Poubelle’s most loyal henchmen… probably because he’s not too bright. Tupper chased Anne all over Avonlea trying to bring her back to the orphanage but Anne outwitted him at every turn.
Felicity claims to be extremely beautiful and charming, and she makes sure no one forgets that. She is often jealous of Anne’s happy endings and doesn’t understand Anne’s unconventional views. More often than not, Felicity works to discredit and embarrass Anne at any cost.
Hetty King, Avonlea’s school teacher, is one of the leading citizens of the town and eldest member of the King clan. She is known for her no-nonsense attitude and having high expectations of her students.
Mavis is the shy and timid assistant to Madame Poubelle at Grout Orphanage. She is horrified by Madame Poubelle, but she befriends Anne because she feels sorry for her. Mavis eventually takes a big risk and helps Anne escape from the orphanage.