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House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery

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House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery
Written by Liz Rosenberg
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1536213144
ISBN-13: 9781536213140
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House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery

author: Liz Rosenberg
illustrator: Julie Morstad

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Maud who adored stories. When she was fourteen years old, Maud wrote in her journal, “I love books. I hope when I grow up to be able to have lots of them.” Not only did Maud grow up to own lots of books, she wrote twenty-four of them herself as L. M. Montgomery, the world-renowned author of Anne of Green Gables. For many years, not a great deal was known about Maud’s personal life. Her childhood was spent with strict, undemonstrative grandparents, and her reflections on writing, her lifelong struggles with anxiety and depression, her “year of mad passion,” and her difficult married life remained locked away, buried deep within her unpublished personal journals. Through this revealing and deeply moving biography, kindred spirits of all ages will be captivated anew by the words of this remarkable woman who never gave up “the substance of things hoped for.”

“A kind, thoughtful, nuanced portrayal of one of the icons of children’s literature.” — Kirkus Reviews
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536213144 /  9781536213140
on sale date:
05/2020
type/format:
Illustrated Middle-grade Non-Fiction / Paperback
age range:
10 yrs - 14 yrs
# of pages/size:
352 / 6" x 8 1/2"
grade range:
Grade 5 - Grade 9
 
subjects:
Biography & Autobiography; People & Places;
author’s comments:
Liz Rosenberg is a poet, best-selling novelist, professor, and writer of numerous acclaimed books for children. She has edited several poetry anthologies for young readers, including Light-Gathering Poems, winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Prize. She lives in Binghamton, New York.
illustrator’s comments:
Julie Morstad is the illustrator of numerous books for young readers, including When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano and Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
 
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