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

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An affecting biography of the author of Anne of Green Gables is the first for young readers to include revelations about her last days and to encompass the complexity of a brilliant and sometimes troubled life.

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
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: June 12th 2018 by Candlewick Press (first published June 2018)
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    Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
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    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and obtain additional education uncommon for young women at the time.
    I enjoyed learning about Montgomery's childhood and how she managed to turn portions of her sad childhood into a hopeful and positive story that still
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    Margaret
    We’ve all heard of Anne of Green Gables and other novels by famed author L. M. Montgomery. I remember watching the series with Megan Follows and loving it, my initial impression was that the author shared the same personality traits as Anne did.

    Right from the beginning I was captivated with the story of Montgomery's life and going in with no inclinations of what to expect I was blown away with her story. From her childhood right to her final years Liz Rosenberg used personal journals to write th
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    Lynne
    May 25, 2018 rated it liked it
    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert.

    That said. I'm torn about this book.

    I requested an advanced copy from Netgalley and Candlewick Press because although I have read most of L.M. Montgomery's books, I haven't read about her own life, and I was interested in learning about her.

    The beginning w
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    Ms. Yingling
    Apr 26, 2018 rated it liked it
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    There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very familiar with Montgomery's work will find this to be extremely informative. It is also an interesting look into the life of one women in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Montgomery was far from the only women not raised by
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    Laura N
    Jun 03, 2018 added it
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    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
    L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Green Gables for the first time. I later met some of her other creations: Emily, the Storygirl, and my favorite: Valancy Stirling. I hadn't given Montgomery's life much thought beyond her profession as a written and tho
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    Tanya
    As a forever fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery, I'm always interested in books about her life and more insight on her beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. This book, at middle grade level, was enjoyable but felt disjointed at times. It seemed as if the author had a good amount of Montgomery's life to share but needed a better outline in which to present it. I tend to prefer biographical material to be chronological or if not, to have a well defined pace, and this was abit all over the place. I did lea ...more
    Cathleen Stout
    May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    I look forward to the opportunity to review "House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery".
    Kati Polodna
    Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
    I had no idea of the tragedy and heartbreak (and all the suitors!) that Maud experienced in her life, especially considering how bright and cheerful Anne is. Received at ALA Midwinter 2018.
    Heartbreakdiet06
    More of a YA book than a middle-grade reader, this is essential reading for any lover of Anne of Green Gables! I learned so much about the author and her background. It made feel as if I had been to Prince Edward Island which someday I really want to do. I did not know a Prime Minister had visited her there! This biography is inspiring partly because it shows the many struggles that L M Montgomery went through, and how she was able to create great art even in really daunting circumstances. It re ...more
    Rosemary
    Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionate love and affection; education; a career as an author. She dealt with anxiety and depression throughout her life, and married for security rather than love. Drawing on correspondence and her unpublished journals, ...more
    Hilary Scroggie
    Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
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    It's ok - and it might actually be important - for young readers to know that L.M. Montgomery's life had moments that were very dark to go with the very bright.
    Iantha
    Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Beautiful biography of a beautiful writer. I have really enjoyed the Anne and Emily books by Montgomery, and was blown away by the details of her life. I feel like I know her now, as I never did before. Rosenberg's writing is so lyrical at times it reminds me of Montgomery's, especially in breathtaking descriptions of PEI. There were ups and downs in Montgomery's life unlike anything I have experienced-- her early childhood, her romances, struggles to make a living, amazing literary success, tro ...more
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    Liz Rosenberg's House Of Dreams really does detail L.M. Montgomery's life from beginning to end. Click here for my full review. Review goes live 6/1/2018
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