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Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer’s Life

Author: Elizabeth MacLeod
Publisher: Kids Can Press (Toronto)
Date: 2001
Pagination: 32 pp.
Format: Unjacketed hardcover
Trim: 8.5” x 11”
ISBN: 1-55074-487-9

Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer’s Life is a biography of L.M. Montgomery, aimed at readers aged eight to twelve, by Elizabeth MacLeod. It was published by Kids Can Press in 2001.

From the Back Cover

“I cannot remember the time when I was not writing, or when I did not mean to be an author.”

It all started with a lively redhead named Anne—Anne of Green Gables, that is! On a rainy night in 1905, Lucy Maud Montgomery began writing Anne’s story. She based many of Anne’s adventures on her own true-life experiences. When the book was published in 1908, it was an instant bestseller and Maud became one of the world’s most recognized and beloved authors.

Did you know that writing Anne of Green Gables was only one of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s many achievements?

  • Maud became a published author at 15.
  • In 1914, she made $12,000 in royalties—earning as much money as Canada’s prime minister.
  • Anne of Green Gables was one of the first English-language novels to be translated into Japanese.

Meet Lucy Maud Montgomery, the creator of Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon. Explore the struggles and triumphs of a writer’s life.


Reviews by Lisa Alward, Deirdre Baker, Elisabeth Anne MacDonald-Murray, and Victoria Pennell.

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