Lucy Maud Montgomery Review

Title: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Series: Little People, Big Dreams
Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez
August 2019
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Readership: Kids
Genre: Biography
Rating: ★★★.5

I received a copy of Lucy Maud Montgomery from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This board book version of L. M. Montgomery—from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series—introduces the youngest dreamers to the creator of Anne of Green Gables.

As a young girl, Lucy Maud Montgomery found comfort in reading, writing, and her imagination. When she 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. Babies and toddlers will love to snuggle as you read to them the engaging story of this wonderful writer, and will also enjoy exploring the stylish and quirky illustrations of this sturdy board book on their own.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.

Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

I’ve actually never read any of the Little People, BIG Dreams books despite seeing them every time I walk into a bookstore, so when I saw a few of them on Netgalley I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try them out and see what they’re like.

Lucy Maud Montgomery is a children’s biography of author L.M. Montgomery, from her early childhood to adulthood. It celebrates her imagination and her determination.

This is a very simple text, meant for younger readers. It’s kind of like the cliff-notes version of the author’s life, with it broken down to it’s highlights to make it easily accessible and to the point (which is not a bad thing). As an adult reading it, and as someone who doesn’t know all that much about L.M. Montgomery, it did make me want to go find out more to fill  in the gaps and to have a more well-rounded picture of the author’s life, but it’s definitely enough information for children.

It’s also accompanied with lovely illustrations that add detail and enhance the information that we get from the text.

Overall, this is a great first biography for children to access. They will learn something about a classic children’s author, as well as the determination needed to succeed in something they are passionate about.

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