Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on the north shore of Prince Edward Island in 1874 and raised in Cavendish by her grandparents. It was here that she penned her most famous novel, Anne of Green Gables, which is beloved around the globe and has been translated into 15 different languages.
While Anne of Green Gables was named #14 on NPR’s Top 100 Teen Novels list, Lucy Maud penned many other novels and short pieces of fiction. The story of Anne spanned a series of eight novels, and other best-sellers included Emily of New Moon, Jane of Lantern Hill, Pat of Silver Bush, and The Story Girl. Many of her works went on to receive film adaptations.
Interested in learning more about L.M. Montgomery? See below for clubs and research dedicated to the author or check out the L.M. Montgomery Institute website. Her personal scrapbooks and book covers can be viewed here.
Anne of Green Gables Society
Avonlea, PO Box 491 Kensington, PEI C0B 1M0
The Anne of Green Gables Society celebrates the spirit of Anne, Prince Edward Island, and the writings, books, and life of L.M. Montgomery. Join online to receive special membership privileges such as a subscription to Kindred Spirits magazine, product discounts, a pen pal exchange, discounts at L.M. Montgomery sites around PEI, and more!
Japan-Prince Edward Island Society
Contact: Akira Hota, c/o Yokohama Myourenji Post Office
12-11, Kikuna 1 cho-me,
This is a non-profit travel information organization officially recognized by the Canadian embassy in Japan. The goal of the Society is to inform Japanese people about PEI beyond Anne of Green Gables.
The L.M. Montgomery Institute
Launched at the University of Prince Edward Island in April 1993, the Insititute pays tribute to Montgomery’s achievements and provides a centre for dynamic research into her works, career, and life. The Institute consists of both research and an English summer language program which welcomes students from Japan. For more information please visit www.lmmontgomery.ca.