Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on November 30, 1874, in Clifton (now New London), P.E.I.. A year later, her mother Clara Woolner MacNeil died. Her father moved to Saskatchewen, while Maud went to live with her grandparents in Cavendish and attended the Cavedish School. She was further educated at Dalhousie University in Halifax, and Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown.

After working as a teacher for three years and as a newspaperwoman on the Halifax Daily Echo for one, Montgomery began publishing stories and poems in newspapers and children's magazines.

Her first novel, Anne of Green Gables, was published in 1908 and was an instant success in North America. It is now considered a classic of children's literature. In 1911, she married Rev. Ewen Macdonald on P.E.I. and came to live in Leaksdale, north of Uxbridge Ontario. This is where her three children were born and she wrote almost a dozen books there before 1926 when the family moved to Norval, Ontario.

Maud was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1935, and her Anne of Green Gables series has been made into several motion pictures, as well as a popular television series. She died in 1942, was buried at Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.

Montgomery is best known for her Anne series, which in truth are only a fraction of her work. Mostly she was a nostalgic author with novels about children set on Prince Edward Island.

Her Books:

Anne of Green Gables Series

The Story Girl Series The Emily Series The Pat Series Other stuff Collections of Short Stories Poetry Collections Nonfiction
Thanks to:
Encyclopedia Britannica

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