June 19, 2022

Puffin in Bloom Book Collection Box Set

Puffin in Bloom classic book collection featuring Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Heidi by Johanna Spyri with artwork by Anna Bond

Here's a lovely box set of classic books by Puffin Books that includes L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. It's part of their Puffin in Bloom series. The collection includes four cherished stories: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Heidi by Johanna Spyri. All four books are among my favorites.

Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. painted the cover illustrations for all four hardcover books as well as the keepsake box. See the illustration of Anne Shirley on the book cover of Anne of Green Gables below:

Puffin in Bloom edition of Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery  with artwork by Anna Bond


These books would be a treasured gift for any child (or adult) who loves stories about smart, strong girls and young women.

Purchase the Puffin in Bloom Classics Collection or the individual Anne of Green Gables novel:

Puffin in Bloom classic book collection featuring Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Heidi by Johanna Spyri with artwork by Anna Bond Puffin in Bloom edition of Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery  with artwork by Anna Bond


Created June 19, 2022.

June 15, 2022

I love a storm...

A quote on loving storms by L.M. Montgomery in Emily Climbs.

"I love a storm like this at night when I don't have to go out in it..."

-L.M. Montgomery
Emily Climbs


Read more quotes by L.M. Montgomery.

Image credit:
Photograph by World of Anne Shirley.

Purchase and read the Emily of New Moon series:

Emily Climbs by L.M. Montgomery Emily of New Moon Series, Three Book Set by L.M. Montgomery


Created June 15, 2022.

June 14, 2022

Out of Print Anne of Green Gables Sweatshirt and T-Shirt

Out of Print Anne of Green Gables Sweatshirt with Illustration by Anna Bond for Puffin Books

I came across this pretty and cozy Anne of Green Gables fleece sweatshirt today. It’s by Out of Print, a company that sells wonderful book-themed products based on literary classics. Out of Print’s mission is to spread the joy of reading, and each purchase helps to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need.

The cover artwork illustration of Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery is by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. Anna Bond painted Anne Shirley for Puffin Books for their Puffin in Bloom book collection.

There’s also a dolman t-shirt with the same Anne of Green Gables print:

Out of Print Anne of Green Gables Dolman T-Shirt with Illustration by Anna Bond for Puffin Books


Purchase the Out of Print Anne of Green Gables Sweatshirt and T-Shirt:

Out of Print Anne of Green Gables Sweatshirt with Illustration by Anna Bond for Puffin Books Out of Print Anne of Green Gables Dolman T-Shirt with Illustration by Anna Bond for Puffin Books


Created June 14, 2022.

June 12, 2022

L.M. Montgomery by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara (Little People, BIG DREAMS Book 22)

Little People, BIG DREAMS Book on L.M. Montgomery, written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Anuska Allepuz

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling children’s book series that highlights the lives of outstanding people, including writers, singers, scientists, artists, designers, and adventurers. Each biography tells the story of how the person started out as a child with a big dream.

The 22nd book in the biography series is titled L.M. Montgomery. The story of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s life was written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara. Anuska Allepuz illustrated the story. This 32-page hardback book was first published on October 4, 2018.

Here is a peak into the book:

Excerpt from Little People, BIG DREAMS Book on L.M. Montgomery, written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Anuska Allepuz

The publisher’s description states:

Meet Lucy Maud Montgomery, the famous Canadian author of Anne of Green Gables.

Born in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island, Lucy Maud Montgomery lost her mother when she was very young. Left in the care of less-than-encouraging grandparents, she found comfort in reading, writing, and her imagination. When Maud grew up, she wrote about the childhood she wished she had, creating one of the best-loved characters of all time: Anne of Green Gables. This moving book features stylish illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the author's life.


At the Little People, BIG DREAMS website, you can download a fun activity page and print out bookmarks featuring L.M. Montgomery and other famous authors, including Jane Austen, Maya Angelou, Simone de Beauvoir Anne Frank, and Agatha Christie.

The whole series looks wonderful for children to teach them about remarkable people and inspire them to "Be Bold Be Brave and DREAM BIG."

Purchase the Little People, BIG DREAMS book on L.M. Montgomery and a matching game featuring Montgomery and other outstanding women:

Little People, BIG DREAMS Book on L.M. Montgomery, written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Anuska Allepuz Little People, BIG DREAMS Matching Game Featuring L.M. Montgomery


Created June 12, 2022.

June 11, 2022

In a Garden

Nobody ever wants to know the time in a garden. -L.M. Montgomery, The Story Girl

"Nobody ever wants to know the time in a garden."

-L.M. Montgomery
The Story Girl


Read more quotes by L.M. Montgomery.

Image credit:
Photograph by World of Anne Shirley.

Purchase and read The Story Girl and The Golden Road:

The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery The Golden Road by L.M. Montgomery


Created June 11, 2022.

June 09, 2022

Little People, BIG DREAMS Matching Game Featuring L.M. Montgomery

Little People, BIG DREAMS Matching Game Featuring L.M. Montgomery

Check out this fun matching game for children featuring L.M. Montgomery. It’s based on the popular Little People, BIG DREAMS book series, which explores the lives of outstanding people, including scientists, writers, designers, artists, activists, and adventurers. Each of these people began their life as a child with a big dream.

The memory game features the following 20 outstanding women: Maya Angelou, Jane Austen, Josephine Baker, Coco Chanel, Agatha Christie, Marie Curie, Simone de Beauvoir, Amelia Earhart, Ella Fitzgerald, Anne Frank, Jane Goodall, Audrey Hepburn, Frida Kahlo, Ada Lovelace, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Georgia O’Keefe, Emmeline Pankhurst, Rosa Parks, Mother Theresa, and Harriet Tubman. The picture of L.M. Montgomery is by the illustrator Anuska Allepuz.

The game includes 20 pairs of cards and an educational biography card with information on each woman’s life and accomplishments. The matching game is recommended for children 3–12 years old. It would be a great gift to teach and inspire a child while having fun.

Purchase the Little People, BIG DREAMS matching game and book on L.M. Montgomery:

Little People, BIG DREAMS Matching Game Featuring L.M. Montgomery Little People, BIG DREAMS Book on L.M. Montgomery, written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Anuska Allepuz


Created June 9, 2022.

June 02, 2022

Upcoming Film Adaptation of The Blue Castle

The Blue Castle, 2021 book cover art by SeaWolf Press Classic



Cinegryphon Entertainment is producing a feature film adaptation of The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery according to an exclusive report in The Hollywood Reporter. Cinegryphon is an independent entertainment company specializing in film and television production that was founded in 2021 by Scott Aharoni, Mustafa Kaymak, and Sinan Eczacibasi.


Scott Aharoni described the story, saying:


"Valancy’s inspiring story is a beautiful reminder of how there is no such thing as wasted time — that no matter how ‘old’ or ‘late’ we may be, we can always start taking ownership of our own lives and live the one we’ve always desired or dreamed of having."


Personally, I’m really fond of Valancy and The Blue Castle, so I’m looking forward to this production. I'm curious to see who will play Valancy.



Created June 2, 2022.