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Book-Length Biographies

This page lists twenty-eight book-length biographies of L.M. Montgomery that have been published since 1956. Most of these focus solely on Montgomery, whereas some profile her alongside her peers or her contemporaries.

In chronological order: 1956 | 1963 | 1965 | 1975 | 1978 | 1979 | 1992 | 1993 | 1995 | 1998 | 2001 | 2002 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2008 | 2009 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Related pages: Book-Length Studies | Book-Length Extensions | Reference Items | Profiles/Interviews | Magazine Items: 1908–1937 | Magazine Items: 1942–

1956 (1)

Ridley, Hilda M. The Story of L.M. Montgomery. Toronto: The Ryerson Press; London: George G. Harrap and Company, 1956.

Also as L.M. Montgomery: A Biography of the Author of Anne of Green Gables. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, [1973].

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1963 (1)

Lucy Maud Montgomery: “The Island’s Lady of Stories.” Springfield, PE: The Women’s Institute, 1963.

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1965 (1)

L.M. Montgomery as Mrs. Ewan Macdonald of the Leaskdale Manse 1911–1926. Leaskdale, ON: The Women’s Association of Leaskdale, 1965.

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1975 (1)

Gillen, Mollie. The Wheel of Things: A Biography of L.M. Montgomery, Author of Anne of Green Gables. Don Mills, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1975. London: George G. Harrap and Company, 1976.

Goodreads Biographies paperback edition: Formac Publishing Company, 1983.

Excerpted in Children’s Literature Review, Volume 8, edited by Gerard J. Senick, 115–16, 131, 136. Detroit: Gale, 1985.

Canadian Classics Collection: Large Print Library edition: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1997.

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1978 (1)

Gillen, Mollie. Lucy Maud Montgomery. Don Mills, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1978. The Canadians Series.

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1979 (1)

Norcross, E. Blanche. Pioneers Every One: Canadian Women of Achievement. N.p.: Burns and MacEachern, 1979.

See esp. “Maud Montgomery,” 77–87.

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1992 (2)

Langille, Jacqueline. Lucy Maud Montgomery. Tantallon, NS: Four East Publications, 1992. Famous Canadians.

Bruce, Harry. Maud: The Life of L.M. Montgomery. New York and Toronto: Seal Bantam Books, 1992.

Also, in revised form, as Maud: The Early Years of L.M. Montgomery. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2003.

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1993 (1)

Andronik, Catherine M. Kindred Spirit: A Biography of L.M. Montgomery, Creator of Anne of Green Gables. New York: Atheneum; Don Mills, ON: Maxwell MacMillan, 1993.

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1995 (1)

Rubio, Mary, and Elizabeth Waterston. Writing a Life: L.M. Montgomery. Toronto: ECW Press, 1995. Canadian Biography Series.

Large print edition: ECW Press, 1995.

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1998 (1)

Hunter, Shaun. Women in Profile: Writers. New York: Crabtree Publishing Company, 1998.

See “L.M. Montgomery,” 31–36.

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2001 (1)

MacLeod, Elizabeth. Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer’s Life. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2001.

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2002 (2)

Lunn, Janet. Maud’s House of Dreams: The Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery. [Toronto]: Doubleday Canada, 2002.

Hehner, Barbara. The Penguin Book of Canadian Biography for Young Readers, Volume 2: 1867–1945. Toronto: Puffin Canada, 2002.

See “Lucy Maud Montgomery,” 150–54.

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2004 (2)

Sauerwein, Stan. Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Incredible Life of the Creator of Anne of Green Gables. Canmore, AB: Altitude Publishing Canada, 2004. Amazing Stories.

Also, in revised form, as Lucy Maud Montgomery: Canada’s Literary Treasure. Halifax: Formac Publishing Company, 2019.

MacLeod, Elizabeth. The Kids Book of Great Canadians. Illustrated by John Mantha. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2004.

See esp. “Lucy Maud Montgomery,” 32.

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2005 (2)

Kjelle, Marylou Morano. L.M. Montgomery. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2005. Who Wrote That?

Dublin, Anne. Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writers Life. Don Mills, ON: Pearson Education Canada, 2005.

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2006 (1)

Wallner, Alexandra. Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Author of Anne of Green Gables. New York: Holiday House, 2006.

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2008 (3)

Cotter, Charis. Born to Write: The Remarkable Lives of Six Famous Authors. Toronto: Annick Press, 2008.

See esp. “The Thin Veil: Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874–1942),” 8–37.

Rubio, Mary Henley. Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings. [Toronto]: Doubleday Canada, 2008.

Paperback edition: Anchor Canada, 2010.

MacLeod, Elizabeth. Lucy Maud Montgomery. Illustrated by John Mantha. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2008. Kids Can Read.

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2009 (1)

Urquhart, Jane. L.M. Montgomery. Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2009. Extraordinary Canadians.

Paperback edition: Penguin Canada, 2012.

Chapter 10, “Her Reader,” also in L.M. Montgomery and Gender, edited by E. Holly Pike and Laura M. Robinson, 309–15. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021.

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2011 (1)

Barber, Terry. Lucy Maud Montgomery. N.p.: Grass Roots Press, 2011. Maple Leaf Series.

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2018 (2)

Rosenberg, Liz. House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery. Illustrated by Julie Morstad. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2018.

Paperback edition: Candlewick Press, 2020.

Sánchez Vegara, María Isabel. L.M. Montgomery. Illustrated by Anuska Allepuz. Minneapolis: Lincoln Children’s Books, 2018. Little People, Big Dreams.

Also as Lucy Maud Montgomery. Translated by Françoise Major. Montreal: La Courte Échelle, 2019. De petite à grande.

Revised version, with simplified text, as Lucy Maud: My First L.M. Montgomery. Minneapolis: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2019. Little People, Big Dreams.

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2019 (1)

Howden, Sarah. Lucy Maud Montgomery: Creator of Anne of Green Gables. Illustrated by Nick Craine. Toronto: Collins, 2019. I Can Read!

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2020 (1)

Ouimet, Josée. Lucy Maud Montgomery: Écrivaine. Montreal: Éditions de L’Isatis, 2020. Bonjour l’histoire.

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Published on 31 December 2022; last updated on 28 March 2024. Please contact the site owner with additions, corrections, questions, and suggestions.