The Way to Slumbertown

By Carol-Ann Hoyte

A review of The Way To Slumbertown by L.m. Montgomery

Published on October 1, 2005

The Way To Slumbertown
L.m. Montgomery

Lobster Press
$19.95
189422298-9

Lobster Press has rekindled interest in the L. M Montgomery poem The Way to Slumbertown, which was first published in 1916. The story opens with a girl reading to her younger siblings at bedtime. As she reads, the whole brood imagines itself off on a journey to the magical world of dreams. The poem is replete with soft words and warm, soothing imagery. Rachel Bédard’s artwork, rich in blues, creates a dreamy mood. Look for the parallel storyline, featuring a trio of mice, which the artist has incorporated into her illustrations. mRb

Carol-Ann Hoyte is the Quebec English-language regional coordinator for TD Canadian Children's Book Week and organizer of monthly mixers for Montreal anglophone children's book authors and illustrators.

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