Books by Budge Wilson

BEFORE GREEN GABLES by Budge Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2008

"This drab, unappealing story probably won't please Anne's many admirers, nor will it inspire a new audience for Anne of Green Gables."
A prequel to a beloved classic, from Canadian children's-book author Wilson (stories: The Leaving, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >
THE DANDELION GARDEN by Budge Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 1995

"Wilson (The Leaving, 1992, etc.) is at her best when writing realistically, focusing on a bit of conversation, a sideways glance, a finger stroking someone's wrist—the seemingly insignificant details that have the power to change everything. (Fiction/short stories. 10-14)"
A collection of ten very strong stories, some uneven but all worth reading more than once, about turning points in young lives, from which a return to innocence is impossible. Read full book review >
THE LEAVING by Budge Wilson
FICTION
Released: April 29, 1992

"So beautifully written that they seem to have been lived rather than observed, rich in insight and splendidly grounded in time and place: a memorable collection. (Fiction. 11+)"
Recipient of the Canadian Young Adult Book Award, nine remarkable stories about girls in Nova Scotia, often told by a narrator looking back years later on a pivotal period, after its significance has become clear. Read full book review >