Appendix: Bibliography of Materials on L.M. Montgomery Published in Canadian Children’s Literature 1975–2004

Reassessments of L.M. Montgomery

Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse 113–14 (Spring–Summer 2004): 117–20.

Since 1975, Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse has published 33 articles about L.M. Montgomery as well as 51 reviews of a variety of items about her life and her work. See, in particular, four special theme issues: “L.M. Montgomery Issue” #3 (1975), “L.M. Montgomery and Popular Culture” #91–92 (1998), “L.M. Montgomery and Popular Culture II” #99 (2000), as well as this present issue, “Reassessments of L.M. Montgomery” #113–14 (2004).


Chouinard, Daniel. “L.M. Montgomery: mythologie et culture populaire.” 91–92 (1998): 6.

“Critiques et auteurs; le dit et le dicible.” 94 (1999): 6.

Davis, Marie. “Mythologizing Montgomery.” 91–92 (1998): 4–5.

—. “Tradition and the Individual Talent.” 94 (1999): 4–5.

Davis, Marie C., and Benjamin Lefebvre. “The Lives of Girls and Boys.” 105–6 (2002): 7–8.

“Les emprunts littéraires.” 55 (1989): 4–5.

“L’espace, le temps et les livres.” 46 (1987): 2.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Assessments and Reassessments.” 113–14 (2004): 6–13.

—. “Méthodes d’évaluation.” 113–14 (2004): 14–17.

“On Literary Debts.” 55 (1989): 2–3.

“Pour une relecture des romans à l’eau de rose.” 65 (1992): 3.

“Romance Revisited.” 65 (1992): 2.

Rubio, Mary. “As the Twig is Bent, So Grows the Tree.” 88 (1997): 4–5.

Rubio, Mary Henley, and Daniel Chouinard. “De Lucy Maud Montgomery à Gabrielle Roy.” 99 (2000): 5.

—. “From Lucy Maud Montgomery to Gabrielle Roy.” 99 (2000): 4.

Sorfleet, John R. “L.M. Montgomery: Canadian Authoress.” 3 (1975): 4–7.

“Space and Time and Books.” 46 (1987): 3–4.


Bailey, Rosamond. “Little Orphan Mary: Anne’s Hoydenish Double.” 55 (1989): 8–17.

Careless, Virginia. “The Hijacking of ‘Anne.'” 67 (1992): 48–55.

Classen, Constance. “Is ‘Anne of Green Gables’ an American Import?” 55 (1989): 42–50.

Cowan, Ann S. “Canadian Writers: Lucy Maud and Emily Byrd.” 3 (1975): 42–49.

Davison, D.L. “Memory and L.M. Montgomery.” 53 (1989): 46–47.

Devereux, Cecily. “Writing with a ‘Definite Purpose’: L.M. Montgomery, Nellie L. McClung and the Politics of Imperial Motherhood in Fiction for Children.” 99 (2000): 6–22.

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Drain, Susan. “Feminine Convention and Female Identity: The Persistent Challenge of Anne of Green Gables.” 65 (1992): 40–47.

—. “Telling and Retelling: L.M. Montgomery’s Storied Lives and Living Stories.” 81 (1996): 7–18.

Ferns, John. “‘Rainbow Dreams’: The Poetry of Lucy Maud Montgomery.” 42 (1986): 29–40.

Fredeman, Jane Cowan. “The Land of Lost Content: The Use of Fantasy in L.M. Montgomery’s Novels.” 3 (1975): 60–70.

Frever, Trinna S. “Vaguely Familiar: Cinematic Intertextuality in Kevin Sullivan’s Anne of Avonlea.” 91–92 (1998): 36–52.

Ghan, Linda. “Snapshots—Me and Anne: An Album.” 91–92 (1998): 78–82.

Gittings, Christopher. “Re-visioning Emily of New Moon: Family Melodrama for the Nation.” 91–92 (1998): 22–35.

Hersey, Eleanor. “‘Tennyson Would Never Approve’: Reading and Performance in Kevin Sullivan’s Anne of Green Gables.” 105–6 (2002): 48–67.

Hilder, Monika B. “‘That Unholy Tendency to Laughter’: L.M. Montgomery’s Iconoclastic Affirmation of Faith in Anne of Green Gables.” 113–14 (2004): 34–55.

Johnston, Rosemary Ross. “‘Reaching Beyond the Word’: Religious Themes as ‘Deep Structure’ in the ‘Anne’ Books of L.M. Montgomery.” 88 (1997): 7–18.

Karr, Clarence. “Addicted to Reading: L.M. Montgomery and the Value of Reading.” 113–14 (2004): 17–33.

Katsura, Yuko. “Red-Haired Anne in Japan.” 34 (1984): 57–60.

Kotsopoulos, Patsy. “The Nostalgic Appeal of a Popular Place: Female Fans Interpreting Road to Avonlea.” 113–14 (2004): 73–97.

Lawson, Kate. “Adolescence and the Trauma of Maternal Inheritance in L.M. Montgomery’s Emily of New Moon.” 94 (1999): 21–41.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “L.M. Montgomery: An Annotated Filmography.” 99 (2000): 43–73.

—. “Walter’s Closet.” 94 (1999): 7–20.

Litster, Jennifer H. “‘The Golden Road of Youth’: L.M. Montgomery and British Children’s Books.” 113–14 (2004): 56–72.

Little, Jean. “But What About Jane?” 3 (1975): 71–81.

—. “Secret Gardens.” 53 (1989): 25–32.

Lynes, Jeanette. “Consumable Avonlea: The Commodification of the Green Gables Mythology.” 91–92 (1998): 7–21.

MacLulich, T.D. “L.M. Montgomery and the Literary Heroine: Jo, Rebecca, Anne, and Emily.” 37 (1985): 5–17.

McGrath, Robin. “Alice of New Moon. The Influence of Lewis Carroll on L.M. Montgomery’s Emily Bird [sic] Starr.” 65 (1992): 62–67.

Menzies, Ian. “The Moral of the Rose: L.M. Montgomery’s Emily.” 65 (1992): 48–61.

Montgomery, L.M. “Anna’s Love Letters.” 29 (1983): 35–42.

Moyles, R.G. “Young Canada: An Index to Canadian Materials in Major British and American Periodicals 1870-1950.” 78 (1995): 6–64.

Naves, Elaine Kalman. “In Discussion with Mary Pratt.” 81 (1996): 19–23.

Nolan, D. Jason, Jeff Lawrence, and Yuka Kajihara. “Montgomery’s Island in the Net: Metaphor and Community on the Kindred Spirits E-mail List.” 91–92 (1998): 64–77.

Ross, Catherine Sheldrick. “An Interview with Alice Munro.” 53 (1989): 14–24.

Rubio, Mary. “Satire, Realism, and Imagination in Anne of Green Gables.” 3 (1975): 27–36.

—. “Subverting the Trite: L.M. Montgomery’s ‘Room of Her Own.'” 65 (1992): 6–39.

Steffler, Margaret. “The Canadian Romantic Child: Travelling in the Border Country, Exploring the ‘Edge.'” 89 (1998): 5–17.

Stoffman, Judy. “Anne in Japanese Popular Culture.” 91–92 (1998): 53–63.

Tausky, Thomas E. “L.M. Montgomery and ‘The Alpine Path, So Hard, So Steep.'” 30 (1983): 5–20.

Thomas, Gillian. “The Decline of Anne: Matron vs. Child.” 3 (1975): 37–41.

Thompson, Hilary. “Topophilia: The Love of Place in Maritime Literature.” 39–40 (1985): 45–54.

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Wachowicz, Barbara. “L.M. Montgomery: At Home in Poland.” 46 (1987): 7–36.

Waterston, Elizabeth. “Lucy Maud Montgomery 1874-1942.” 3 (1975): 9–26.

Whitaker, Muriel A. “‘Queer Children’: L.M. Montgomery’s Heroines.” 3 (1975): 50–59.

White, Gavin. “Falling out of the Haystack: L.M. Montgomery and Lesbian Desire.” 102 (2001): 43–59.

—. “L.M. Montgomery and the French.” 78 (1995): 65–68.

Wilmshurst, Rea. “Cooking with L.M. Montgomery.” 37 (1985): 47–52.

—. “L.M. Montgomery’s Short Stories: A Preliminary Bibliography.” 29 (1983): 25–34.

—. “L.M. Montgomery’s Use of Quotations and Allusions in the ‘Anne’ Books.” 56 (1989): 15–45.

Wood, Kate. “In the News: Anne of Green Gables and PEI’s Turn-of-the-Century Press.” 99 (2000): 23–42.

York, Lorraine. “‘I Knew I Would “Arrive” Some Day’: L.M. Montgomery and the Strategies of Literary Celebrity.” 113–14 (2004): 98–116.


Bliss, Michael. “The Travails of the Creative Spirit.” Rev. of The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Volume III: 1921-1929, ed. Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston. 72 (1993): 85–86.

Bryce, Sylvia. “The Subtle Subversions of L.M. Montgomery.” Rev. of At the Altar: Matrimonial Tales, by L.M. Montgomery, ed. Rea Wilmshurst; Christmas with Anne and Other Holiday Stories, by L.M. Montgomery, ed. Rea. Wilmshurst. 87 (1997): 78–79.

Campbell, Marie. “Against the Odds.” Rev. of Against the Odds: Tales of Achievement, by L.M. Montgomery, ed. Rea Wilmshurst. 81 (1996): 62–63.

Devereux, Cecily. “English-Canadian Women and Literary Culture Reconsidered.” Rev. of Literary Culture and Female Authorship in Canada 1760-2000, by Faye Hammill. 113–14 (2004): 133–35.

Epperly, Elizabeth R. “A Feminist Anne.” Rev. of A Life and Its Mirrors: A Feminist Reading of L.M. Montgomery’s Fiction, by Gabriella Åhmansson. 65 (1992): 87–88.

—. “Montgomery on the Dark Side.” Rev. of Among the Shadows: Tales from the Darker Side, by L.M. Montgomery, ed. Rea Wilmshurst. 62 (1991): 73–74.

—. “A Successful Montgomery.” Rev. of L.M. Montgomery, by Genevieve Wiggins. 69 (1993): 38–39.

—. “Unlikely, Uneven, Yet Readable.” Rev. of Lucy Maud and Me, by Mary Frances Coady. 97 (2000): 41–42.

Fiamengo, Janice. “Speaking of the Speechless: Babies in Canadian Literature.” Rev. of Making Babies: Infants in Canadian Fiction, by Sandra Sabatini. 113–14 (2004): 131–33.

Garner, Barbara Carman. “The Richness and Magnitude of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Legacy.” Rev. of The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album, comp. Kevin McCabe. 97 (2000): 40–41.

Hammill, Faye. “Anne Analyzed.” Rev. of L.M. Montgomery and Canadian Culture, ed. Irene Gammel and Elizabeth Epperly. 97 (2000): 38–39.

Howells, Coral Ann. “LMM: Finding a Voice.” Rev. of The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Volume I: 1889-1910, ed. Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston. 45 (1987): 79–81.

Inman, Susan. “Stories of Today and Yesteryear.” Rev. of Five Days of the Ghost, by William Bell; Along the Shore: Tales By the Sea, by L.M. Montgomery, ed. Rea Wilmshurst. 57–58 (1990): 120–22.

Kotsopoulos, Patsy. “Pushing the Boundaries of Avonlea.” Rev. of Making Avonlea: L.M. Montgomery and Popular Culture, ed. Irene Gammel. 109–110 (2003): 128–30.

Litster, Jennifer H. “An Annotated Anne: The History and the Dream.” Rev. of The Annotated Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery, ed. Wendy E. Barry, Margaret Anne Doody, and Mary E. Doody Jones. 88 (1997): 61–72.

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—. “Time Travels and Tangles.” Rev. of Maud’s House of Dreams: The Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery, by Janet Lunn. 109–10 (2003): 117–22.

McGillis, Roderick. “Anne in the Nursery.” Rev. of A Child’s Anne, retold by Deidre [sic] Kessler; The Anne of Green Gables Picture Book, by Molly Hughes. 30 (1983): 61–63.

—. “Anne: The Book from the Film.” Rev. of The Anne of Green Gables Storybook, adapt. Fiona McHugh. 55 (1989): 73–75.

Mendenhall, Marie. “Piggyback on the Road to Avonlea.” Rev. of Road to Avonlea 12: Sara’s Homecoming, by Heather Conkie; Road to Avonlea 13: Aunt Hetty’s Ordeal, by Gail Hamilton; Road to Avonlea 14: Of Corsets and Secrets and True True Love, by Fiona McHugh; Road to Avonlea 15: Old Quarrels, Old Love, by Heather Conkie. 77 (1995): 84–85.

Nolan, Jason. “Digitizing Anne: Anne of Green Gables, An Interactive CD-ROM Novel.” Rev. of Anne of Green Gables: An Interactive CD-ROM Novel, by Renaissance Interactive Studios. 91–92 (1998): 173.

—. “In the First Person.” Rev. of Remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery, by Alexandra Heilbron. 109–10 (2003): 151–54.

Nolan, Jason, and Yuka Kajihara. “Too Many Bends in the Road.” Rev. of The Bend in the Road: An Invitation to the World and Work of L.M. Montgomery, by L.M. Montgomery Institute. 103 (2001): 69–70.

Pepper, Kaija. “The Straight and Narrow ‘Road to Avonlea.'” Rev. of Road to Avonlea 16: Family Rivalry, by Gail Hamilton; Road to Avonlea 17: May the Best Man Win, by Gail Hamilton; Road to Avonlea 18: Dreamer of Dreams, by Heather Conkie; Road to Avonlea 19: It’s Just a Stage, by Amy Jo Cooper; Road to Avonlea 20: Misfits and Miracles, by Linda Zwicker. 77 (1995): 82–83.

Pike, E. Holly. “Windows and Words: A Description of a Scene.” Rev. of Windows and Words: A Look at Canadian Children’s Literature in English, ed. Aïda Hudson and Susan-Ann Cooper 113–14 (2004): 129–31.

Ryan-Fisher, Bonnie. “The Magic of Believing.” Rev. of Akin to Anne: Tales of Other Orphans, by L.M. Montgomery, ed. Rea Wilmshurst. 52 (1988): 67–68.

Stringam, Jean. “Each Time Has to be the First Time.” Rev. of Road to Avonlea 4: The Materializing of Duncan McTavish, by Heather Conkie; Road to Avonlea 5: Quarantine at Alexander Abraham’s, by Fiona McHugh; Road to Avonlea 6: Conversions, by Gail Hamilton; Road to Avonlea 7: Aunt Abigail’s Beau, by Amy Jo Cooper; Road to Avonlea 8: Malcolm and the Baby, by Heather Conkie; Road to Avonlea 9: Felicity’s Challenge, by Gail Hamilton. 73 (1994): 61–63.

Thaler, Danielle. “Anne, ma sœur Anne . . . ” Rev. of Anne . . . La Maison aux pignons verts, by Lucy Maud Montgomery, trans. Henri-Dominique Paratte. 46 (1987): 72–73.

—. “La conquête de l’écriture.” Rev. of Émilie de la Nouvelle Lune 2, by Lucy Maud Montgomery, trans. Paule Daveluy. 61 (1991): 72–74.

—. “Émilie et le puits.” Rev. of Émilie de la Nouvelle Lune 1, by Lucy Maud Montgomery, trans. Paule Daveluy. 37 (1985): 93–96.

Weaver, Bronwyn. “The Golden Road to Avonlea.” Rev. of Road to Avonlea 1: The Journey Begins, by Dennis Adair and Janet Rosenstock; Road to Avonlea 2: The Story Girl Earns Her Name, by Gail Hamilton; Road to Avonlea 3: Song of the Night, by Fiona McHugh. 67 (1992): 64–65.

Wild, Leanne. “A New ‘Anne’ on the YPT Stage.” Rev. of Anne, by L.M. Montgomery, adapt. Paul Ledoux. 91–92 (1998): 169–72.

York, Lorraine M. “Dark Days.” Rev. of The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Volume IV: 1929-1935, ed. Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston. 99 (2000): 87–89.

—. “Darkness and Ecstasy.” Rev. of The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Volume II: 1910- 1921, ed. Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston. 55 (1989): 71–73.


Saltman, Judith. “The Jewish Experience in Canadian Children’s Literature.” 115–16 (2004): 105–43.

Stringam, Jean. “Child Heroes of the Working Class: Working-Class Tales for Youth in Nineteenth-Century Canada.” 115–16 (2004): 61–80.]

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