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Rainbow Valley (McClelland and Stewart, 1973)

This edition of Rainbow Valley was published in 1973 by McClelland and Stewart (Toronto), one of four L.M. Montgomery titles released in paperback that year as part of the Canadian Favourites series.

Rainbow Valley } { Rainbow Valley: Editions } { McClelland and Stewart } { 1970–1979 }

Rainbow Valley, by L.M. Montgomery (McClelland and Stewart/Canadian Favourites, 1973): cover
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.


L.M. Montgomery


Rainbow Valley





Publisher Location



McClelland and Stewart

Publication Date



Canadian Favourites

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]

(ii) [Blank]

(iii) [Title Page]

(iv) [Copyright Page]

(v) [Dedication]

(vi) [Blank]

(vii–viii) Contents

(ix) [Half-Title Page]

(x) [Blank]

(1–341) Chapters 1–35

Copyright Statement

Copyright (Canada) 1923, McClelland and Stewart Limited

Canadian Favourites Edition,
Copyright 1973 by McClelland and Stewart Limited

Printing History

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.

This page last updated on 9 January 2022. Please contact the site owner with additions, corrections, questions, and suggestions.