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A is for Anne

by (author) Mo Duffy Cobb

illustrated by Ellie Arscott

Pownal Street Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2023
Recommended Age
0 to 3
Recommended Grade
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Feb 2023
    List Price

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“Anne of Green Gables, never change.”

Celebrate the world of Anne of Green Gables with this alphabet board book that explores Anne’s life in Avonlea with her friends and family. All ages will love this modern tribute to the Canadian classic, Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery. A is for Anne introduces young readers to the world of Anne of Green Gables, complete with its hopes, dreams, themes, and friendships. In this voyage through Anne’s alphabet, Anne meets the kindred spirits of Avonlea as she falls in love with Prince Edward Island and all its beauty.

Written by Prince Edward Island author Mo Duffy Cobb and illustrated by Canadian visual artist Ellie Arscott, the art and poetics behind A is for Anne will leave the readers’ hair flying in the wind. A story of identity, imagination and poise, A is for Anne will be enjoyed by all — from the very young to the eloquent Montgomery scholar.

“L.M. Montgomery” is a trademark of Heirs of L.M. Montgomery Inc. “Anne of Green Gables” and other indicia of “Anne” are trademarks and Canadian official marks of the Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority Inc.

About the authors

Mo Duffy Cobb has an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and has been published in The Rumpus, Literary Mama, Red, Damselfly Press, and Understorey Magazine. She is the editor of Cargo Literary, an online magazine that publishes transformational travel experiences. She lives in Prince Edward Island with her husband and three small children.

Mo Duffy Cobb's profile page

ELLIE ARSCOTT has been sharing her love of color and paint with a wide range of clients for twenty years. She has painted scenic art for Toronto’s Young People’s Theatre and the National Ballet of Canada, and she has worked with the Toronto District School Board creating mural projects with school children. Ellie is currently painting a series of portraits for her own initiative, Girls Stand Tall, which encourages young girls to believe in themselves and their dreams. This is her first picture book.


Ellie Arscott's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Ellie Arscott won the SCBWI Canada East Crystal Kite Award for her illustrations in her debut picture book, Night Walk.

The Chemistry of Innovation by Mo Duffy Cobb was shortlisted for a PEI Book Award

"Duffy Cobb leaves her readers with a form of hope, the sense that great loss can, in time, produce great and transformative insight."-Literary Mama Blog review of Unpacked: From PEI to Palawan

A is for Anne featured in CBC's "12 Canadian books for younger children this summer" 2023

Other titles by Ellie Arscott