The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables

The Enchanting Island that Inspired L. M. Montgomery

By Catherine Reid

“This book will be treasured by Montgomery’s legions of fans.” —Carolyn Strom Collins, author of The Anne of Green Gables Treasury

Anne of Green Gables is a bestselling classic, and the inspiration behind the new Netflix hit Anne with an E. Fans of both will delight in the beautiful pages of The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables as they discover how L. M. Montgomery’s deep connection to the landscapes of Prince Edward Island inspired her to write the beloved series. From the Lake of Shining Waters and the Haunted Wood to Lover’s Lane, readers will be immersed in the real places immortalized in the novel. Using Montgomery’s journals, archives, and scrapbooks, Catherine Reid explores the many similarities between Montgomery and her unforgettable heroine, Anne Shirley. The lush package includes Montgomery’s hand-colorized photographs, the illustrations originally used in Anne of Green Gables, and contemporary and historical photography. 
 

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“This book will be treasured by Montgomery’s legions of fans.” —Carolyn Strom Collins, author of The Anne of Green Gables Treasury; editor of After Many Years: Twenty-one “Long-Lost” Stories by L. M. Montgomery 

“I love reading little bits about L. M. Montgomery that coincide with Anne’s life. . . . This will be a welcome keepsake in my home.” —Bridget Beth Collins, creator of Flora Forager

“There’s something deeply satisfying about seeing gorgeous pictures of sunsets, shores, and gardens alongside snippets of Montgomery’s musical, flowery prose. Reid’s love letter to Anne of Green Gables, Montgomery, and Prince Edward Island is sure to delight. Anne enthusiasts will learn more about what inspired Montgomery, while nature lovers will find a kindred spirit in Reid, who clearly has a passion for all things green and growing.” —Booklist starred review

“This is not just a book filled with beautiful photos; it’s a satisfyingly rich and layered combination of the visual and intellectual. Readers will gain a new appreciation not only for Montgomery but also for the landscape that meant so much to her.” —Library Journal

“Evocative. . . . compelling. . . . The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables is a sweet book. . . for those who wish to take a visual journey through PEI or learn more about a beloved childhood book.” —NYBG’s Plant Talk

“Whether you read the Anne saga growing up (particularly popular with young girls) or are brainstorming now for a summer vacation jewel, this new The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables is certain to delight. Author Catherine Reid exuberantly jumped into Montgomery's archives—her journals, scrapbooks, photographs—to create this lush tribute to Montgomery, Green Gables and PEI. It is graced with positive quotes, poems and anecdotes; festooned with fascinating history; dressed in scores of images from yesteryear and today. . . . Reid herself deserves ample applause for this wet-kiss, well-crafted ode to all that makes Prince Edward Island and its most esteemed native resonate with readers and visitors. Oh, Canada!” —Forbes

“For a book with so many gorgeous pictures, it is also a delightful read. Reid’s writing never feels like it’s merely ‘copy’ used to occupy space between photos. This book is every bit an illuminating biography of L.M. Montgomery as it is an environmentally minded photo-history of Prince Edward Island.” —Citizen Times

“A beautiful book!” —The Shining Scroll of the L.M Montgomery Literary Society
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Number of pages
280
Publication date
March 27, 2018
ISBN
9781604697896