Magic for Marigold

Magic for Marigold is L.M. Montgomery’s seventeenth book, first published in October 1929 by McClelland and Stewart (Toronto) and the Frederick A. Stokes Company (New York). Focusing on Marigold Lesley, an imaginative girl growing up amid a large extended family, it was preceded by Emily’s Quest (1927) and followed by A Tangled Web (1931).


in memory of a world
that has passed away


I. What’s in a Name?

II. Sealed of the Tribe

III. April Promise

IV. Marigold Goes A-visiting

V. The Door That Men Call Death

VI. The Power of the Dog

VII. Lost Laughter

VIII. “It”

IX. A Lesley Christmas

X. The Bobbing of Marigold

XI. A Counsel of Perfection

XII. Marigold Entertains

XIII. A Ghost Is Laid

XIV. Bitterness of Soul

XV. One Clear Call

XVI. One of Us

XVII. Not by Bread Alone

XVIII. Red Ink or—?

XIX. How It Came to Pass

XX. The Punishment of Billy

XXI. Her Chrism of Womanhood

Reviews of Magic for Marigold (30)

San Francisco Chronicle, 8 September 1929, D5.

New York Telegram, 29 September 1929. Scrapbook of Reviews, 331. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 298–99 (as “[Another Little Girl]”).

Boston Evening Transcript, 2 October 1929, 2.

Nottingham Journal (UK), 4 October 1929 (“In a Small World”). Scrapbook of Reviews, 346. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 299–300.

The Carolina Magazine (Chapel Hill, NC), 6 October 1929, 5–6 (Jim McNairy, “Childhood’s Magic Charm”).

Northern Whig and Belfast Post (UK), 9 October 1929. Scrapbook of Reviews, 346. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 300 (as “[Child Life Once More]”).

London Daily News, 10 October 1929 (“A Sensitive Girl”). Scrapbook of Reviews, 331. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 300–301.

Chicago Evening Post, 11 October 1929, 9 (Mary Hinkley, “Successor to Anne of Green Gables”).

Church of England Newspaper (London), 18 October 1929. Scrapbook of Reviews, 346. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 301 (as “[Another Fascinating Tale]”).

Globe (Toronto), 19 October 1929, 25 (“Make Believe”). Scrapbook of Reviews, 329 and 332. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 301.

Mail and Empire (Toronto), 19 October 1929, 25 (R.H., “Anne Reborn”). Scrapbook of Reviews, 334. Ottawa Citizen, 14 October 1929 (Robert Hazlemere), and in Scrapbook of Reviews, 331. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 302.

Daily Northwestern (Evanston, IL), 23 October 1929, 2 (C.F.M.).

Times Literary Supplement (London), 24 October 1929, 848.

Montreal Daily Star, 26 October 1929, 31. Scrapbook of Reviews, 337 and 348. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 302–3 (as “[Suffused with Whimsicality]”).

Saturday Night (Toronto), 2 November 1929, 10 (Jean Graham, “A Book for Girls”).

Punch, or the London Charivari (London), 6 November 1929, 532. Scrapbook of Reviews, 334. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 303 (as “[The Mind of an Imaginative and Attractive Child]”).

Salt Lake City Telegram, 10 November 1929 (“L.M. Montgomery Presents Another Charming Book”). Scrapbook of Reviews, 348.

Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia), 19 November 1929, 5.

Sunday Times (Perth, Australia), 24 November 1929, 24. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 303 (as “[Lovable Qualities and Healthy Naughtiness]”).

Evening Post (Wellington, New Zealand), 30 November 1929, 22.

San Francisco Chronicle, 1 December 1929, 4D.

Australian Christian World (Sydney), 6 December 1929. Scrapbook of Reviews, 333.

Oregonian (Portland), 29 December 1929, 9.

The Canadian Bookman (Toronto), January 1930, 13 (John W. Garvin). The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 303–4 (as “[A Glamour All Its Own]”).

Liverpool Daily Post (UK), 13 January 1930. Scrapbook of Reviews, 332.

Unidentified clipping, ca. 1929 (Clara Bernhardt). Scrapbook of Reviews, 333.

Natal Mercury (Durban, South Africa), 13 January 1930 (“Character Growths”). Scrapbook of Reviews, 339. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 304–5.

Natal Advertiser (Durban, South Africa), 18 January 1930 (“A Welcome Change”). Scrapbook of Reviews, 347.

Auckland Star (New Zealand), 25 January 1930, 2. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 305 (as “[Strange to Modern Girls]”).

Pioneer (Allahabad, India), 23 March 1930. Scrapbook of Reviews, 341. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 305 (as “[Simple Story, but Fine Character Drawing]”).