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Book-Length Biographies

This page lists, in reverse chronological order, 26 book-length biographies published since 1956. Most of these focus solely on L.M. Montgomery, whereas some profile Montgomery alongside her peers or her contemporaries.


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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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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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2018 (2)

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.

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.

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2011 (1)

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

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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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2008 (3)

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

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

Paperback edition: Anchor Canada, 2010.

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.

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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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2005 (2)

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

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

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2004 (2)

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

See esp. “Lucy Maud Montgomery,” 32.

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.

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2002 (2)

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.

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

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2001 (1)

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

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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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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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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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1992 (2)

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.

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

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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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1978 (1)

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

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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: Harrap, 1976.

Goodreads Biographies paperback edition: Formac Publishing Company, 1983.

Canadian Classics Collection edition: Large Print Library, 1997.

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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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