Looking Glass Lore - Why Canadian writers love Emily of New Moon

Jeffrey Canton

Abstract


There is little doubt that L.M. Montgomery is the single most influential writer in the Canadian children's literature canon. Over and over again, children's and adult writers alike cite her 1908 classic, Anne of Green Gables and its sequels as well as books like The Blue CastleJane of Lantern Hill and The Story Girl. But it is the Emily books that seem to have had the most pervasive influence on contemporary Canadian writers.

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The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

ISBN 1551-5680