Pownal Street Press to release a board book inspired by the magic of Anne of Green Gables.  - Pownal Street Press

Pownal Street Press to release a board book inspired by the magic of Anne of Green Gables. 


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A is for Anne will be illustrated by renowned Canadian children’s book illustrator Ellie Arscott and written by Islander, Mo Duffy Cobb. Ellie and Mo are teaming up to create an Anne of Green Gables book that is Canadian through and through. 

The first Anne of Green Gables board book to published in Prince Edward Island — the land of Anne.

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.

Illustrator photo: Ellie Arscott
Ellie Arscott, A is for Anne Illustrator

Ellie Arscott is a painter, drawer, and illustrator from Fenelon Falls, Ontario. She is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Interpretive Illustration. She is the illustrator of the book Night Walk (Groundwood Books, 2020), her debut picture book, and a forthcoming book Nonna & The Girls Next Door (Second Story Press, 2022). Arscott won the SCBWI Canada East Crystal Kite Award for her illustrations in her debut picture book. She now calls Toronto home.

For more information about Ellie, you can visit her website EllieArscott.com or follow her on Instagram @elliearscott.

Mo Duff Cobb is the Editorial Director of Pownal Street Press. She holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction, and is the author of Unpacked: from PEI to Palawan (Pottersfield Press, 2017), The Chemistry of Innovation: Regis Duffy and the Story of DCL (Island Studies Press, 2021) and Crescent Moon Friends (Acorn Press, 2022). She has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Montreal Writes, Write Magazine, Literary Mama, and more. 

For more information about Mo visit her website MoDuffyCobb.com.

Author photo: Mo Duffy Cobb
Mo Duffy Cobb, A is for Anne author

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