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chapters by Carolyn Collins, Mary Beth Cavert

The Intimate Life of LMM: Ch 3 by Mary Beth Cavert

Anne of Green Gables Treasury

Christmas Treasury

by Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina Wyss Eriksson: 

The Anne of Green Gables Treasury read a review, The Anne of Green Gables Christmas Treasury , Anne of Green Gables Treasury of Days, The World of Little House, Inside Laura's Little House: The Little House on the Prairie Treasury, My Little House Crafts Book: 18 Projects from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House, Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House Set: The Little House Cookbook + The World of Little House, The Little Women Treasury, Inside the Secret Garden: A Treasury of Crafts, Recipes, and Activities

For more information about these books and the 2008 edition of The Anne of Green Gables Treasury, see this website:

Other work by present and past members of the Literary Society:

Cavert, Mary Beth. “Images of Magic and Lament: Frederica Campbell.” Kindred Spirits Chronicle. November 2009: 2-3.

—. “Nora, Maud, and Isabel: Summoning Voices in Diaries and Memories.” The Intimate Life of L.M. Montgomery. Ed. Irene Gammel. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2005. 106-25.

—. "Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud)." The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature. Ed. Bernice E. Cullinan and Diane G. Person. New York: Continuum, 2003.

—. "L.M. Montgomery and Friendship." The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album. Comp. Kevin McCabe. Ed. Alexandra Heilbron. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1999. 281-85.

—. "L.M. Montgomery's Book Dedications." The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album. Comp. Kevin McCabe. Ed. Alexandra Heilbron. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1999. 468-70.

Collins, Carolyn Strom. “‘Bound for Quebec’ or ‘Journey’s End’? Conflicting Stories about the Montgomery Family’s Arrival in Prince Edward Island.” Storm and Dissonance: L.M. Montgomery and Conflict. Ed. Jean Mitchell. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming in 2008.

—.  "Green Gables." The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album. Comp. Kevin McCabe. Ed. Alexandra Heilbron. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1999. 40-43.

—. "The Scrapbooks." The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album. Comp. Kevin McCabe. Ed. Alexandra Heilbron. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1999. 112-17.

Santelmann, Patricia Kelly. "Written as Women Write: Anne of Green Gables within the Female Literary Tradition."  Harvesting Thistles. Ed. Mary Henley Rubio. Guelph, ON: Canadian Children's Press, 1994.  64-73.

Woster, Emily. "The Readings of a Writer: The Literary Landscapes Created by L.M. Montgomery's Love of Literature." CREArTA: L.M. Montgomery's Interior and Exterior Landscapes, Journal of the Centre for Research and Education in the Arts. Sydney Australia: University of Technology, 2006: 209-22.


  • More contributions may be found in Kindred Spirits Magazine (now called Kindred Spirits Chronicles) from 1990 to the present, published by George and Maureen Campbell on Prince Edward Island (Anne Society, Kindred Spirits).

The late Barbara Esbensen was an active member of our society until her death.

"Barbara Juster Esbensen is the author of nineteen books, including seven collections of poetry. Her award-winning nature books and retellings of Native American legends have been honored by the NSTA and the NCSS/CBC as outstanding trade books in science and social studies.

In 1994, she received the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry For Children -- a lifetime achievement award. Her book, DANCE WITH ME, was honored with the 1995 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award."

My early reading of the L. M. Montgomery books gave me the courage to play with words. I named a special tree where I would read. I named a certain place down by Lake Monona where I would sit on the breakwater and think. I named my bedroom.

My bedroom faced west and I called it Castle Afterglow. I made a sign for the door. The sign had a sunset with dark words in crayon over the pink: "Welcome to Castle Afterglow - Keep Out."

 Barbara Esbensen Papers and Collection  Anderson Library, Kerlan Collection, U. of Minnesota

Barbara Esbensen Portfolio Her poetry portfolio in the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota

Barbara Juster Esbensen Memorial

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