The landscape of Prince Edward Island set Lucy Maud Montgomery's imagination on fire. This book explores the places where she grew up and explores the settings of her most famous works of fiction.
Green Gables, once the home of Montgomery's relatives, is now furnished and decorated based on descriptions in her most famous novel. Nearby is the author's childhood home -- her grandparents' farm -- and, at New London, her lovingly preserved birthplace. At Park Corner, visitors can enjoy one of her favourite places -- Silver Bush, the home of her Campbell cousins.
This book offers all new, beautiful photographs and historical images of the sites. Author Deirdre Kessler provides detailed background on these places, putting them in the context of rural life on Prince Edward Island a century ago.
About the authors
Deirdre Kessler. Charlottetown writer Deirdre Kessler is the author of five children's novels and five picture books, as well as poetry, plays, non-fiction and radio documentaries. She teaches children's literature and creative writing at the University of Prince Edward Island. "Home for Christmas" was published as an illustrated book by Pottersfield Press (1989) and appears here by permission of the publisher and the author.
ALANNA JANKOV is a photographer based in Charlottetown, PEI.
"It is a beautiful souvenir piece for anyone who has ever cherished a visit to these haunts or has yearned to make such a pilgimage...Recommended."
Canadian Review of Materials
Other titles by Deirdre Kessler
Danger - Keep Out!
The Charlottetown Conference
Lobster in My Pocket
A Foal, Five Kittens and Confederation
Lobster in my Pocket 2nd edition
Anne: La Maison aux pignons verts récits pour jeunes lecteurs
Recits pour jeunes lecteurs
Lena and the Whale
Gifts to Last
Christmas Stories from the Maritimes and Newfoundland