Lucy Maud Montgomery (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942)
L. M. Montgomery was a Canadian author who became famous for her series of novels beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables. The book about an orphaned girl, Anne Shirley, was an immediate success and gave Montgomery an international following.
Anne of Green Gables
The Cuthberts ask the orphanage for a boy to help at their farm, but a little girl steps off the train. Anne causes chaos at Green Gables, but her good nature wins everyone's heart.
Roald Dahl was born 100 years ago in South Wales, Britain. His parents were Norwegian immigrants. In 1942, Dahl began working at the British Embassy in Washington, DC., where he also became a successful short story writer. He later moved to New York City, where he married actress Patricia Neal, with whom he had four children. In 1960, Dahl started writing stories to amuse his children. Many of these books went on to become international bestsellers, with their often macabre, darkly comic mood and villainous adult enemies of the kind-hearted child characters.
Matilda is a clever and unusual little girl. But her parents aren’t interested in her, and the terrible head teacher at her school hates clever children. However, Matilda finds a way to be strong, and the results are very funny.
Bram Stoker is the author of Dracula, we propose a lesson plan with a range of actvities that you could use in class to engage your students.
Bram Stoker (1847–1912) is best known as the author of Dracula (1897), one of the most famous horror novels of all time. As your students prepare to choose their scary costumes for Halloween, inspire them to find out the story behind the most famous vampire, Count Dracula, with Bram Stoker's gothic horror novel.