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The Materializing of Duncan McTavish

The Materializing of Duncan McTavish is the fourth of twenty-nine titles in the Road to Avonlea storybook series, “based on the Sullivan Films productions adapted from the novels of Lucy Maud Montgomery.” Written by Heather Conkie and based on the episode “The Materializing of Duncan” also by Heather Conkie, it was first published in Canada by HarperCollins in 1991 and reprinted in the U.S. by Bantam Skylark in 1992. It was preceded by Song of the Night and followed by Quarantine at Alexander Abraham’s.

From the Back Cover

Sara’s dread at having to attend her first sewing circle turns to delight, when she discovers that as much storytelling as sewing goes on there. And the best story of all is Marilla Cuthbert’s, of a long-ago suitor named Duncan McTavish. So when Sara discovers that a real Duncan McTavish has arrived in Avonlea, she rushes to share this great news with Marilla—not realizing she has caught Marilla in a lie.

Adapted from the award-winning, internationally acclaimed television series, the magical adventures of “The Story Girl” continue—in the spirit and tradition of Lucy Maud Montgomery—for a new generation of young readers.


Reviews by Anne Hutchings, Pat Steenbergen, and Jean Stringam.


Author: Heather Conkie
Country: Canada/USA
Publishers: HarperCollins (Toronto); Bantam Skylark (New York)
Date: 1991 (Canada); 1992 (USA)
Pagination: iv + 106 pp.
Format: Trade paperback
Trim: 7.58″ x 5.25″
ISBN: 0-00-647036-X (Canada), 0-553-48030-8 (USA)
Series: Road to Avonlea

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