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Lucy Maud Montgomery for Young Readers: Lucy Maud Montgomery's World

This LibGuide is for young readers looking to learn more about L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, and what to read after falling in love with the worlds of Lucy Maud Montgomery.

The World of L.M. Montgomery

This page has some information for you to learn more about Lucy Maud Montgomery's life, Prince Edward Island and P.E.I. vacation recommendations, and opportunities to be part of a larger community of Montgomery and Anne Shirley fans!

Discovering Lucy Maud Montgomery

L.M. Montgomery Online offers is "a website for academics, researchers, readers, and fans" of Lucy Maud Montgomery and her works. You can read more about her life, published works, and adaptations of her works. They also have a trivia contests, a blog, readathons, and opportunities to discuss Montgomery and her works!

The L.M. Montgomery Institute (LMMI) is a wonderful resource for learning more about Montgomery, what she wrote, what archives and research materials have been preserved, and to get involved in projects in a large Montgomery-fan community of all ages, around the world!

Visiting Prince Edward Island

For bold and adventurous Anne fans, you may be interested in learning more about Prince Edward Island, and possibly planning a visit! Here are some resources for you to learn more about places to explore and opportunities to connect with Montgomery history and to experience some of the places she lived in and explored and wrote about!

The Anne of Green Gables Museum on Prince Edward Island, with green gables and all, is a wonderful place to begin an exploration of Montgomery's world! It was created by James Campbell, Montgomery's cousin, to celebrate Montgomery's life and works. Besides being a popular wedding venue, they offer tours, carriage rides, and souvenir selection at their gift shop!

Elizabeth, the author of the blog A Suitcase Full of Books, has an article titled "Plan the Perfect Anne of Green Gables Vacation". Her post includes photographs, recommended books to take with you, and sites to visit - including Montgomery's birth place, Avonlea, Charlottetown, and the Anne of Green Gables Museum, with a long list at the end of the post of other recommended sources for planning a perfect Prince Edward Island visit!

The Anne of Green Gables website offers an article titled "Top 8 Things to Do in P.E.I. for Anne of Green Gables Fans", with activities ranging from attending the Anne Tea Party to running along the sand dunes like Anne and Diana.

Connecting with Anne Fans

The Anne of Green Gables Fandom Wiki is a wonderful resource for getting in touch with other Anne fans and learning about Montgomery, Anne trivia, the film/book/stage adaptations that exist, and to read and join discussion boards!

The LMMI is looking for volunteers for a research project: they're looking for Montgomery readers to share their "origin stories" as fans of Montgomery and her writing, if you'd like to participate in this project by sending in your story!

Resources for Learning About Lucy Maud Montgomery

This biography of Lucy Maud Montgomery, titled Kindred Spirit: A Biography of L. M. Montgomery, Creator of Anne of Green Gables, was written by Catherine M. Andronik and published in 1993. It's written as a 3rd person narrative and includes photographs!

The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables, published in 2018, with text by Catherine Reid and photographs by Kerry Michaels, brings readers into the world of Prince Edward Island (where much of Montgomery's life was spent and her novels are primarily set). 

Written by Irene Gammel and published in 2008, Looking for Anne of Green Gables: The Story of L. M. Montgomery and Her Literary Classic tells the story of Lucy Maud Montgomery and her experiences that led to the creation of Anne Shirley and Anne of Green Gables.

The Nine Lives of L.M. Montgomery is a biographical musical stage production about Montgomery and features appearances by several of the author's heroines. It was written by Adam-Michael James and Leo Marchildon. The premiere performance took place on Prince Edward Island in 2008, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the publication of Anne of Green Gables.

Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote her own autobiography in 1917. It was published serially, in a magazine called Everywoman's World and was later compiled in book form. It's title is The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career.