Cover of Rainbow Valley, by L.M. Montgomery, published by McClelland and Stewart in 1973 as part of the Canadian Favourites series. Cover artist unidentified.
Format (physical medium, format, dimensions/trim, pagination)
Print, trade paperback, 7 7/8” x 5 1/4”, x + 341 pp.
Back Cover Copy
The little valley behind the maple grove is situated in beautiful Prince Edward Island, where once the children had seen a glorious rainbow arching overhead. This is the hilarious tale of Jem, Shirley, Walter, Diana, Nan and Rilla—the children of L.M. Montgomery’s popular heroine, Anne, and their friends the Merediths. It is a story of mischief and high spirits that will endear itself to young readers everywhere.
Lucy Maud Montgomery’s fascinating accounts of the lives and romances of Anne, Emily, and other well-loved characters have achieved long-lasting popularity the world over. Born in 1874 in Prince Edward Island, Lucy Maud showed an early flair for story-telling. She soon began to have her writing published in papers and magazines, and when she died in Toronto in 1942 she had written more than twenty novels and a large number of short stories. Most of her books are set in Prince Edward Island, which she loved very much and wrote of most beautifully. Anne of Green Gables, her most popular work, has been translated into thirty-six languages, made into a film twice, and has had continuing success as a stage play. Lucy Maud Montgomery’s early home at Cavendish, P.E.I., where she is buried, is a much-visited historic site.
(i) [Half-Title Page]
(iii) [Title Page]
(iv) [Copyright Page]
(ix) [Half-Title Page]
(1–341) Chapters 1–35
Copyright (Canada) 1923, McClelland and Stewart Limited
Canadian Favourites Edition,
Copyright 1973 by McClelland and Stewart Limited
Reprinted 1974, 1977, 1980, 1983
Dedication included; epigraph omitted. Original copyright date erroneously listed as 1925, when it should be 1923.
Copy of 1980 printing in the site owner’s personal collection. Thanks to Sue Matzke and Judith G. Russell for dates of some printings.