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Jane of Lantern Hill (original 1937; edition 1977)

by L.M. Montgomery

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Title:Jane of Lantern Hill
Authors:L.M. Montgomery
Info:McClelland & Stewart (1977), Hardcover, 297 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:children's literature, childrens classic, PEI, Canada

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Jane of Lantern Hill by L. M. Montgomery (1937)

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"Genuinely delightful." --Independent on Sunday
  cs13j | May 21, 2017 |
I loved it. Stayed up too late last night to finish. I always loved these stories of children finding their strength and building a place of their own. I'm sorry that I will miss my book group's discussion of this title. I think it will be a good one. ( )
  njcur | May 16, 2017 |
This is a gentle story, told from the point of view of young Jane Victoria. She lives with her sweet but rather fluffy mother, and her extremely strict grandmother. She's an imaginative, dreamy child who feels unhappy and restricted, and often finds herself in trouble. Then a letter arrives which totally changes Jane's life...

The style is a bit wordy, with some descriptive passages which I skimmed. But overall it's an enjoyable, gentle story with a predictable but satisfying ending. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
In the archetypical way, it is the child who sees clearly the truth and somehow, through grace or love, brings everything right. There are the requisite raptures over nature that make up a typical Montgomery novel, as well as familiar characters. But Jane is truly a lovely child. ( )
  tjsjohanna | Jun 27, 2015 |
What a charming, delightful, and satisfying read this was!

Jane Victoria lives with her mother and grandmother in the city. Grandmother takes pleasure in making Jane's life miserable, and manipulating everyone else's. However, when a letter arrives from Jane's father, demanding his daughter's presence in Prince Edward Island for the summer, no one is more scared and horrified than Jane. She was sure her father was dead, and has only heard how horrible he was to her as a baby. Dutifully, she goes...and discovers that she has only begun to live, and grow.

I liked Jane, very much, and how the author developed the story and characters. Recommended. ( )
  fuzzi | Apr 2, 2015 |
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To the memory of "LUCKY" the charming affectionate comrade of fourteen years
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Gay Street, so Jane always throught, did not live up to its name. It was, she felt certain, the most melancholy street in Toronto...though, to be sure, she had not seen a great many of the Toronto streets in her circumscribed comings and goings of eleven years.
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For as long as she could remember, Jane Stuart and her mother lived with her grandmother in a dreary mansion in Toronto. Jane always believed her father was dead--until she accidentally learned he was alive and well and living on Prince Edward Island. When Jane spends the summer at his cottage on Lantern Hill, doing all the wonderful things Grandmother deems unladylike, she dares to dream that there could be such a house back in Toronto...a house where she, Mother, and Father could live together without Grandmother directing their lives--a house that could be called home.

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A young girl living with her mother and tyrannical grandmother in Toronto learns that her father is still alive on Prince Edward Island.

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