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The Emily Collection

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The Emily Collection by L.M. Montgomery

Thank you to Tundra Books for the complimentary review copies.

This beautiful collection of L.M. Montgomery’s Emily series is published by Tundra Books. The series contains three books: Emily of New Moon, Emily Climbs and Emily’s Quest. These gorgeous paperback books featuring the artwork of the talented Elly MacKay will brighten your bookshelves!

Check back each month for a review and photos of each individual book in this series! In the meantime, if you would like to add these beauties to your collection, I have included the book details below…

Publisher: Tundra Books

Illustrator: Elly MacKay

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1770497474 (Emily of New Moon)

ISBN: 978-1770497498 (Emily Climbs)

ISBN: 978-1770497511 (Emily’s Quest)

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Anne for the Little Ones

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Anne’s Colors and Anne’s Numbers by Kelly Hill

// Book Review //

Thank you to Tundra Books for these beautiful, free, review copies.

If you have little ones with little hands, these two books are for you!

Inspired by ‘Anne of Green Gables’, these books are a creative and fun way to introduce Anne to an age group who would otherwise be too young to learn about the world of Anne Shirley! Both Anne’s Colors and Anne’s Numbers are sturdy, colorful, educational board books designed for toddlers and young book lovers!

Some of my favorite Anne of Green Gables moments such as Matthew’s gift of a dress with puffed sleeves, Anne and Diana’s first meeting and Gilbert’s hair pulling are included. These books will delight both the very young and the Anne Shirley fan in all of us!

Title: Anne’s Colors and Anne’s Numbers

Illustrator: Kelly Hill

Publisher: Tundra Books

Format: Board Book

ISBN: 978-0735262843 (Anne’s Colors)

ISBN: 978-0735262850 (Anne’s Numbers)

  Anne’s Numbers  features colorful designs illustrating the numbers one through ten.

Anne’s Numbers features colorful designs illustrating the numbers one through ten.

 Each spread portrays a number with an adorable illustration.

Each spread portrays a number with an adorable illustration.

  Anne’s Colors  teaches colors ranging from pink to blue to white to green. Each color is displayed with a charming companion illustration on the opposing page.

Anne’s Colors teaches colors ranging from pink to blue to white to green. Each color is displayed with a charming companion illustration on the opposing page.

 The color green is represented by a sweet rendition of Green Gables.

The color green is represented by a sweet rendition of Green Gables.

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2018 Olives

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I was so excited to see the titles that were selected for the 2018 Harper Perennial Olive Editions. Some of my favorite classics are part of this year’s collection. This set of Olives are for sale for a limited time if you are interested in collecting one (or all) of these editions. The publisher’s link and ISBN’s are listed below for your reference. 

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Collection: 2018 Olive Editions

Titles (top to bottom as pictured in photo):

‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen, ISBN: 978-0062870605

‘Wuthering Heights’ by Emily Bronte, ISBN: 978-0062870599

‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens, ISBN: 978-0062870650

‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte, ISBN: 978-0062870636

‘Little Women’ by Louisa May Alcott, ISBN: 9780062870629

‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde, ISBN: 978-0062870612

‘Gulliver’s Travels’ by Jonathan Swift, ISBN: 978-0062870643

‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelley, ISBN: 978-0062870667

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Which titles in this collection are your favorites?

 

 

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Wonderful Whimsy...

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“We miss so much out of life if we do not love. The more we love the richer life is.” -L.M. Montgomery, Rainbow Valley

Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery

// Book Review //

Rainbow Valley (1919), the 7th chronological book in the Anne of Green Gables series, has received many mixed reviews over the years. Some readers love it and others complain that Montgomery gives too much attention to the Manse children while ignoring Anne and her family. I am an unabashed Anne fan so I was curious to see what my personal response was going to be as this is my first reading of this book. All in all, I found myself completely captivated by the antics, shenanigans and adventures of both the Manse children and the Blythe family.

Set in the idyllic forest playground the children lovingly call “Rainbow Valley”, we the reader, experience moments of humor, sadness, joy and the fun of childhood. Montgomery expertly incorporates themes of family, charity, sibling loyalty, the innocence of childhood, adventure, bossiness, kindness, hard work, the role of parenting, gossip, church politics, judgementalism, love, loss, grief, hope, forgiveness and new beginnings. I found the book delightful until the very end of the last chapter where I was left with a foreboding fear of the war to come. Stay tuned for Book 8!

“It is never quite safe to think we have done with life. When we imagine we have finished our story fate has a trick of turning the page and showing us yet another chapter.” -L.M. Montgomery, Rainbow Valley

*** I must mention this cover… Isn’t this just the most gorgeous book cover ever!!! I am a big fan of Elly MacKay and her art. If you get a chance, check out her work flow on how she creates such beautiful art in her paper theatre! Elly’s website is listed below…

Title: Rainbow Valley

Author: L.M. Montgomery

Illustrator: Elly MacKay

Publisher: Tundra Books

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781770497436


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Anne Arrives

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“She had been Anne of nowhere in particular for as long as she could remember. It was a million times nicer to be Anne of Green Gables.” -From Anne Arrives

Anne Arrives by Kallie George

// Book Review //

Thank you to Tundra Books for gifting me this beautiful review copy.

Anne Arrives is the first chapter book in a series written for young readers ages 6-8. Author Kallie George reimagines the beginning of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables story which follows Anne’s arrival at Green Gables, her unfortunate introduction to Mrs. Rachel Lynde and her acceptance by Matthew and Marilla. Divided into eight chapters covering 63 pages in total, the story adaptation stays true to the Montgomery classic. Although this book in no way replaces the original Montgomery story, it does provide an opportunity for a young reader to experience Anne’s world firsthand in a simpler form. Anne is one of my all-time favorite characters in literature and I love that Anne’s wonderful story can be enjoyed - and read - by all ages!

Title: Anne Arrives

Author: Kallie George

Illustrator: Abigail Halpin

Publisher: Tundra Books

ISBN: 9781770499300


 

 “She named the avenue the White Way of Delight. She named the pond the Lake of Shining Waters. The only name she didn’t mention was her own.”

“She named the avenue the White Way of Delight. She named the pond the Lake of Shining Waters. The only name she didn’t mention was her own.”

 “Green Gables is the dearest, loveliest spot in the world.”

“Green Gables is the dearest, loveliest spot in the world.”

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