Fashion Friday: Anne and Emily

Hi everyone!

It’s Sam and I’d like to welcome you to our first ever Fashion Friday!

I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely obsessed with these beautiful Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon hardcovers. One of things I like the most is the cute floral patterns in the lettering. Those same patterns are also used on the endpapers and they’re gorgeous.

I thought it would be fun to try and find dresses that matched each cover – and somehow, I did! Unfortunately, not all of these lovely dresses are still available for sale, but check out my finds and let me know in the comments which one is your favourite!

Credit: Abigail Dress from Boden Great British Style

Credit: Beaded red white and blue floral dress from eShakti

Credit: Seaside Sketching Dress from Bea and Dot (ModCloth)

 Credit: 1950S Blue Purple Floral Bow Dress from LaMeowVintage (etsy)

 Credit: Olive Green and Wine Floral Cotton Prom Dress from Dig For Victory (folksy)

 Credit: Kitschy Kitchen Dress from ModCloth

 Credit: stutterinmama (etsy)

Credit: Turquoise Floral Corset Dress from Elise (birdsnest)

 Credit: Purple Floral Print Dress from OASAP

 Credit: Vintage Blue & Green Floral Dress from reva (indulgy)

Credit: 1950s Vintage Dress by Sportlane Deb Pink Flowers with Belt from Sportlane Deb

If you do pick up these beautiful hardcover books and a couple of dresses, don’t forget to join the #GreenGablesReadalong this year!

The Next Chapter: 2014 Holiday Children’s Book Panel Selections

The Children’s Book Panel’s Winter 2014 selections:

MICHELE LANDSBERG’S PICK:

Audrey-cowAudrey (cow)
Written by Dan Bar-el
Illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss
Hardcover | 240 Pages | Ages 7-10
ISBN: 978-1-77049-602-6
“Audrey is a cow with poetry in her blood, who yearns for the greener pastures beyond Bittersweet Farms. But when Roy the horse tells this bovine dreamer that she is headed for Abbot’s War, the slaughterhouse, Audrey knows that she must leave her home and friends sooner than she ever imagined. With the help of a whole crew of animals and humans alike, Audrey attempts to escape the farm she lives on — and certain death. Full of heart and humour, Audrey (cow) is ultimately a very human story about life and death, friendship, and holding on to one’s dreams – based more or less on a true story.” – CBC

KEN SETTERINGTON’S BONUS PICKS:

Anne of Green GablesAnne of Green Gables
Written by L. M. Montgomery
Hardcover | 400 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-730-6
“The story of the orphaned red-headed Anne Shirley who is mistakenly adopted by siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert to work on their farm is one of Canada’s most famous pieces of literature. Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908 and has since sold more than 50 million copies, has been translated into over 20 languages and has spawned stage musicals, television shows and movies, theatre adaptations, amusement parks and more.” – CBC

Emily of New MoonEmily of New Moon
Written by L. M. Montgomery
Hardcover | 448 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-746-7
“In this first volume of the celebrated Emily trilogy, Lucy Maud Montgomery draws a more realistic portrait of a young orphan girl’s life on early twentieth-century Prince Edward Island.” – CBC

Adopt Anne and Emily for the Holidays

This holiday, give the gift of Anne and Emily to a true friend and kindred spirit! We have repackaged eight Anne and three Emily titles in hardcover and paperback. Both sets are designed by Kelly Hill and are sure to become a favourite!

The paperback editions feature cover art by Elly Mackay. She created these dreamy images by drawing, painting, trimming, and installing the scenes in her theatre. Then with the magic of light and Elly’s skilled photography, voilà! Gorgeous new covers! Elly is even selling prints of some of the covers: Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne of Avonlea, and Emily of New Moon.

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Then there are these wonderfully designed hardcover editions . . . where do we even start? The covers are made to look like they’re cloth bound and there are ribbons to bookmark your place. Each book features their own cartouche, which is used throughout the interiors. Oh the endpapers! You can see a glimpse of them on the large ANNE and EMILY designs on the cover, but they’re just stunning when you open up the book. Sigh! That’s not even all, there’s a bonus short story by L. M. Montgomery at the back of the book too.
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Of course, you can purchase the titles individually, but we have the following sets available:

9781770496798Anne 8 Copy Paperback Boxed Set
Written by L. M. Montgomery
Format: Trade Paperback
Trim: 5-3/16 x 7-5/8
ISBN: 978-1-77049-679-8
This stunning boxed set includes Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne’s House of Dreams, Anne of Ingleside, Rainbow Valley, and Rilla of Ingleside. The exterior and interior of the box features stunning artwork by Elly Mackay! Lined up, the spines on the books create a beautiful landscape.

9781770498754Anne 3 Copy Hardcover Boxed Set
Written by L. M. Montgomery
Format: Hardcover
Trim: 5-5/16 x 7-7/8
ISBN: 978-1-77049-875-4
This lovely boxed set includes Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, and Anne of the Island.

GIVEAWAY
So, does anyone want to win a L. M. Montgomery collection for the holidays? To enter, just leave a comment below telling us if you love the Paperback or Hardcover editions.

  • Begins Wednesday, December 10, 2014 and ends Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM Eastern time.
  • Two winners will be randomly selected. One winner will receive the set of Anne + Emily in paperback. The second winner will receive the set of Anne + Emily in hardcover. Each set contains eleven books.
  • Bonus entry for those who want to win the paperback set, tweet: I’d love to win the @TundraBooks @theaterclouds Anne and Emily books by L. M. Montgomery this holiday! http://wp.me/priCH-1EK
  • Please read our full set of rules here. Good luck!

UPDATE: Winners have been randomly selected! Congratulations to ayleeargh (paperback set) and Sandra L (hardcover set), please check your inbox for an e-mail from us!

UPDATE #2: Turns out there’s already a set waiting for ayleeargh under the tree, so the new paperback set winner is Kate Blackport!

Tuesdays with Tundra 44

Tuesdays with Tundra is a monthly post on our new releases. The following books are available today in stores and online!

Audrey-cowAudrey (cow)
Written by Dan Bar-el
Illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss
Hardcover | 240 Pages | Ages 7-10
ISBN: 978-1-77049-602-6
eBook: 978-1-77049-604-0
“Move aside Wilbur and Babe. There’s a new farmyard hero in town, and she has no desire to end up hamburger. In a multiple-perspective, documentary-like format, each animal tells its part of the story with terrific humor and personality … the many voices make the book an ideal read-aloud for a classroom and ideal fodder for readers’ theatre. Bar-el is also unafraid to engage in truly lovely descriptive writing. Part Great Escape, part Hatchet, part Charlotte’s Web, all wonderful.” – Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
“…[a] cleverly constructed story…. Bar-el creates a humorous chorus of perspectives, temperaments, dialects, and cadences….. Thoroughly charming….” – Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
“At its heart, Audrey (cow) encourages kids to think even as it entertains – the mark of wonderful children’s literature.” – Starred Review, Quill and Quire

The Hockey Sweater_30th AnniversaryThe Hockey Sweater, Anniversary Edition
Written by Roch Carrier
Illustrated by Sheldon Cohen
Translated by Sheila Fischman
Hardcover | 48 Pages | All Ages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-762-7
“It’s a classic … you can’t really be a Canadian and not read it. It’s become part of our cultural lexicon.” – Canadian Children’s Book News

TThe Green Man_paperbackhe Green Man
Written by Michael Bedard
Trade Paperback | 320 Pages | Ages 10+
ISBN: 978-1-77049-511-1
“Mystery, fantasy, romance, horror, and poetry come together in this classic outsider story with sometimes shocking twists and turns that reveal heartfelt connections…. [T]he action is fast, and the simple prose is pitch-perfect….” – Booklist

You know what else releases today? Our newly packaged L.M. Montgomery hardcover books!!!

Anne of Green Gables Anne of Avonlea Anne of the Island Anne of Windy Poplars Annes House of Dreams Anne of Ingleside Rainbow Valley Rilla of Ingleside Emily of New Moon Emily Climbs  Emilys Quest

Pub Date Giveaway: In the comments below, please tell us which new November release of Tundra’s you would love to read and one lucky reader will receive their requested book! One request per person and please review our rules. This giveaway ends at midnight on Monday, November 17, 2014!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Kris, you’ve won a copy of The Green Man!

National Adoption Day

National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the many children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families. To learn more, please visit www.nationaladoptionday.org.

Nini
By François Thisdale
Hardcover | 40 Pages | Ages 3-6
ISBN: 978-1-77049-270-7
This exceptional book about adoption is a comforting story for children and families who have experienced it first-hand, a tribute to the author’s own adopted child, and a very heartfelt thank-you for the gift of family.

Emma’s Story
By Deborah Hodge
Illustrated by Song Nan Zhang
Hardcover | 24 Pages | Ages 5-8
ISBN: 978-0-88776-632-9
In gentle text, Deborah Hodge tells the story of one small girl’s adoption: the hopes and prayers of her Canadian parents, their trip to the other side of the world, their meeting with the new baby, and the very long ride home to the new family waiting for Emma.

Anne of Green Gables
By L.M. Montgomery
Illustrated by Laura Fernandez and Rick Jacobson
Introduction by Kate Butler MacDonald
Hardcover | 328 Pages | All Ages
ISBN: 978-0-88776-515-5
Anne (with an ‘e’ of course) starts out as a mistake. The elderly Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert had planned on adopting a boy to help Matthew with the chores on their Prince Edward Island farm. What are they to do with the red-haired, high-spirited girl who arrives instead?

A Home for Foundlings
By Marthe Jocelyn
Trade Paperback | 120 Pages | All Ages
ISBN: 978-0-88776-709-8
Thousands of mothers carried their babies to the gates of the Foundling Hospital desperate to save them from the cruel streets of eighteenth-century London. Each baby was left with a personal “token” – identification if a repentant mother ever returned to reclaim her child.

Folly
By Marthe Jocelyn
Hardcover | 256 Pages | Ages 12+
ISBN: 978-0-88776-929-0
eBook: 978-1-77049-212-7
Set in the late 1800’s, Marthe Jocelyn’s stunning new novel is told in the voices of four people whose lives and destinies intertwine. There’s Mary, who begins “exceeding ignorant” (apart from what a girl can learn from family mayhem, a dead mother, and a grim stepmother) and winds up encountering lust and betrayal when she becomes a servant in a fine house in London. Mary’s nemesis is another maid in the household, Eliza. Eliza also knows lust and betrayal, but she doesn’t know who is betraying who.

Raspberry House Blues
By Linda Holeman
Trade Paperback | 248 Pages | Ages 11-14
ISBN: 978-0-88776-493-6
Poppy is on an odyssey. Her adoptive mother has taken off to find herself, so Poppy decides to live with her adoptive father, his new wife, Calypso, and their toddler, Sandeep, in a ramshackle rasp-berry-colored house. At first Poppy is distressed by the disordered household, which is unlike anything she has ever known, but soon it becomes a jumping-off point for her search for her birth mother.

Promise Song
By Linda Holeman
Trade Paperback | 264 pages
ISBN: 978-0-88776-387-8
The year is 1900 and orphaned 14-year-old Rosetta and her beloved younger sister Flora sail from England as “home girls.” They are sent to Canada so that they can have a chance at family life. Their dreams are shattered when Flora is adopted, but Rosetta is deemed to be too old. She is to become a farm worker, far from Flora’s new home.