Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island in 1874. Her universally beloved Anne of Green Gables has been translate into 15 different languages and was made into a film. Ms. Montgomery died in Toronto on April 24, 1942 and was buried at Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.
Gr 4-7-L.M. Montgomery's continuation of the Anne of Green Gables novels provides a delightful journey back to a more innocent and disingenuous time when childhood seemed to last forever, friendship was simple, and good inevitably triumphed over evil. Rainbow Valley, first published in 1919, continues the saga begun in Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonliea, and Anne of the Island. When a new family moves into the Manse and a runaway orphan is discovered hiding in the barn, the six Blythe children take the motherless and wild girls and boys under their protection and introduce them to the delights of Rainbow Valley. With skilled multi-voiced narration, Barbara Caruso gently pokes fun at the foibles and failings of small town life while at the same time highlighting the resilience and generosity of the human spirit.-Cindy Lombardo, Tuscarawas County Public Library, New Philadelphia, OH Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.