Search Results: "L.M. Montgomery"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1996

"Readers will not feel cheated, however; Wilmshurst has selected tales as heartwarming as those set at Green Gables and beyond, and Montgomery's fans are always ready for any new story that can be mustered from this fabled author's pen. (Fiction. 10+)"
Christmas With Anne ($16.95; Sept. 1996; 214 pp.; 0-385-32288- 7): The title is a misnomer: There are two Christmas stories featuring Anne (the incident of Matthew and the puffed sleeves, and the surprise thawing of Miss Katherine Brooks); the other pieces have been assembled from magazine stories never published in the US. Read full book review >

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Montgomery Rabbit by Sandy Little
Released: Nov. 12, 2015

"A sweet, if slight, story about a rabbit's search for raspberries that relies too heavily on moral platitudes instead of character development."
A debut children's book that features an inquisitive animal and his colorful circle of friends. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"She infuses the story with Montgomery's emotions by quoting from her writing, sourcing the quotes in the backmatter. (list of books, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
A gracefully written and prettily presented account of the author of one of the most beloved children's books of all time. Read full book review >

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SAVING MONTGOMERY SOLE by Mariko Tamaki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Offbeat and authentic—an uncommon treat. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
It's not easy being weird in tiny Aunty, California. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2001

"A terrific format for an appealing subject. (index) (Biography. 9-11)"
Readers who have just discovered Anne Shirley of Green Gables and are wondering where she came from will find at least the beginnings of an answer in this fresh, frank picture-book biography. Read full book review >

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PATTON, MONTGOMERY, ROMMEL by Terry Brighton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Intelligent, insightful and perceptive."
Linked biography of three flamboyant World War II generals who often but not invariably deserved their fame. Read full book review >

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MAUD by Harry Bruce
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Map; b&w photos. (Biography. 10+)"
Throughout his account, Bruce shows that the well-loved Canadian author believed writing was ``the best method of soul cultivation.'' Raised by intolerant grandparents, she sought refuge in the beauty of Prince Edward Island and in her own richly imagined ``Fairyland,'' but especially in her writing. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"There's plenty here for scholars and fans; this edition should not be relegated to the reference shelves. (b&w photos and reproductions) (Fiction. 11+)"
Anne certainly merits the comprehensive, scholarly study demonstrated in the annotated margins, footnotes, critical essays, asides, and appendices that accompany the original text of Anne of Green Gables. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"Much ado about nothing, though loyal fans will celebrate this work on the centenary of Anne of Green Gables' publication."
Oblique, somewhat frustrating attempt "to piece together the fragments that inspired" the beloved Canadian novel. Read full book review >

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MAUD by Melanie Fishbane
Released: April 25, 2017

"Disappointing; steer interested readers toward Mary Henley Rubio's biography, Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings (2010), instead. (cast of characters, historical note, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 12-adult)"
Historical fiction based on a few teenage years in the life of Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Read full book review >