Summer update from the balcony with the mama mourning dove.

Maya – South Asia Book Award Winner!


Maya (Owlkids, 2016) is the winner for Gr. 5 and under. The other award book, presented for grades 6 and under up, is “What Elephants Know” by Eric Dinerstein (Disney-Hyperion Books, 2016). It is such an honour. Mahak Jain and I will be attending the SABA ceremony this October in Michigan and plan on doing some school visits.

Waltz of the Snowflakes  – Preorder


You can now preorder my next book, Waltz of the Snowflakes!

A Most Magical Girl – Readings Children’s Fiction Book Prize winner 2017


Such wonderful news for Karen Foxlee! I’m so happy to be connected to this book. I did the cover art and interior illustrations.

Here is a link for information on the book and award.





Proofs for Red Sky At Night!

This spring I have been working on a book that uses old weather folklore to tell the story of a grandpa and his grandchildren taking a camping trip. It will be published by Tundra next spring. I have been working with the same people that I worked on the Anne of Green Gables series with, Tara Walker and Kelly Hill. ❤



Mama Mourning Dove and our new pal Griffin

She is sitting on her second round of eggs! The chicks are often in the garden. I love having her here on the balcony from my studio. Even better… we got a puppy! We are all so in love with Griffin.


Wishing everyone a wonderful summer! ~Elly

Anne of Green Gables

How old were you when you last read Anne of Green Gables?

Today Tundra (Random House Canada) is releasing a new edition, along with all the books in the series by L. M. Montgomery!


You can buy the box set or the buy them individually. I had fun thinking about how all the spines might work together when sitting on a shelf. A little landscape for you:

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
Rilla of Ingleside
THE SET – this is a preorder item – Released Sept. 23rd

It is amazing how a book can stay with you and shape the way you see the world. It wasn’t until I revisited these stories as a adult that I realized that some of the place names I have been using all these years must have taken from the Anne series when I was a girl. I have a Cathedral Road by my childhood home and like Anne, I dreamed of getting married there.  And… like Anne, a friend and I memorized Tennyson. Though neither of us ever pretended to be Elaine, floating down the river.

L. M. Montgomery is a Canadian icon and these are such wonderful stories. It was a dream to illustrate the covers for these books and work with Kelly Hill (the designer) at Tundra.


I have donated the Artist Proof of the Anne of Green Gables cover to an auction that helps to raise some money for art students starting out at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. The Auction is called ROAR if you would like to make a bid.

On Tumblr you can see some larger images too:

Hope you will enjoy these books and pick up a copy or the whole set! Look for a post on Emily of New Moon soon!