Jane of Lantern Hill

Jane of Lantern Hill

by L. M. Montgomery


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Jane and her mother live in a gloomy old mansion, where their lives are ruled by her ovebearing grandmother. For most of her life Jane has believed that her father is dead. Then, one dull April morning, a letter comes. Not only is her father alive and well, but he wants Jane to spend the summer with him on Prince Edward Island.

For a blissful summer she lives at her father's cottage on Lantern Hill, making friends, having adventures and discovering that life can be wonderful after all. And she dares to dream that there could be such a house where she, Mother and Father could live together without Grandmother's disapproval - a house that could be called home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780349004440
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Series: Virago Modern Classics Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

L. M. Montgomery was born in 1874 on Prince Edward Island, Canada, where she spent her childhood living with her grandparents in an old farmhouse. A prolific writer, she published many short stories, poems and novels, many of which were inspired by the years she spent on the beautiful Prince Edward Island. Anne of Green Gables and its sequels have always been amongst the most popular of children's classics. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942 and was buried on her beloved island.

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Jane of Lantern Hill 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book growing up that my mother had as a child. When my family was getting ready to move to California in the 1974, My grandpa unbeknownst to my mom, sold a box of my books, one of which was, Jane Of Lantern Hill. I have searched for years for a copy & am elated to say that I love this book at age 60, that I did as a young girl. A wonderful book for all ages!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definitely one of my favorite books of all time. I first received it in the 4th grade from a teacher, and have re-read it every year. I am now starting college and have decided to find a hardback version.
Sorrel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jane of Lantern Hill is one of my old favourites. It¿s fairly typical Montgomery, with similarities to the Anne and Emily books in themes and style, but with its own story and a different cast of characters. Jane lives rather unhappily with her mother and grandmother in mainland Canada until one day out of the blue her father asks for her to visit him on Prince Edward Island. At first she doesn¿t want to leave her mother, but she finds a lot to love about the Island, the people she meets there, and the freedom she finds.
upstairsgirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Even after twenty years, I still love to read this book. Jane is such a wonderful heroine, so determined to be herself and to be kind and resourceful in spite of the pressures from the adults in her life. Even as an adult I wish I had her ability to sense and understand what's really going on under the surface with the people around her.
Mialro on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like Montgomery's books more for her writing style and settings, generally. This book was really sad for me, probably because I was expecting something sugary. Jane pretty much has an emotionally abusive childhood. I didn't really feel like much was resolved in the end. The villains' comeuppance wasn't satisfying enough, and there are still some unresolved issues between characters. Perhaps my expectations were too high.
rainbowdarling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jane of Lantern Hill is a charming story, full of the delight and mirth that I have come to expect from Montgomery heroines. She is young and the story doesn't follow her into adulthood, but I was not left with the feeling of anticipation as I have been with some of Montgomery's other books with childhood heroines. Jane's gumption and determination make her an admirable character, one fit to be a role model for any young girl who might find herself in an environment perhaps not wholly encouraging. I count Jane of Lantern Hill among my favorite L. M. Montgomery novels.
HamletteTheDame More than 1 year ago
Jane lives a cheerless life, reminding me a bit of The Child from "Anne of Windy Poplars" mixed with Valancy Stirling of "The Blue Castle." She's being raised by her mother, grandmother, and maiden aunt in a gloomy, hostile old house. Her mother loves her, so at least she has that, but she's constantly squelched and belittled by her grandmother and aunt. Then her life changes forever -- and decidedly for the better -- when her estranged father sends for her, and she spends her summer with him on Prince Edward Island (enchanted realm that we all know it to be), where she becomes a real person instead of a scared little shadow. It's also got an interesting bit of meditation on how parents shouldn't get so wrapped up in their children that they neglect their spouses. And also that spouses shouldn't get jealous of the way their spouse loves their child. I would have liked to see that developed even more, but what was there was very nice as it is. There's something so comfortingly optimistic about most of Montgomery's novels, isn't there? I mean, many of them begin absolutely horribly, with some wonderful girl stuck in a grim life, surrounded by people who don't love her or understand her or take care of her. Or all three. But there's the promise of hope and better things on the horizon.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter has read this so many times that the paperback is ruined. She enjoyed reading out loud to me and I liked it too. We're getting a hardback this time. The book has wonderful, healthy values, portrays some very vivid and realistic emotional content. It's the kind of book you wish could just go on and on.