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Rainbow Valley
Book information

L. M. Montgomery


McClelland & Stewart (Toronto, Canada)
Frederick A. Stokes Company (New York, United States)

Publication date

August 1919



Series order
Preceded by

Anne of Ingleside

Followed by

Rilla of Ingleside

Publication order
Preceded by

Anne's House of Dreams

Followed by

Rilla of Ingleside

See also
Related pages


Rainbow Valley is the seventh book in the Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montgomery. Unlike the first six, this book centres on Anne and Gilbert's children (Jem, Walter, Nan and Di mainly) and their friends, the four Meredith children (Jerry, Faith, Una and Carl) as well as a runaway named Mary Vance.


"To the memory of Goldwin Lapp, Robert Brookes, and Morley Shier, who made the supreme sacrifice that the happy valleys of their home land might be kept sacred from the ravage of the invader."


Anne Shirley is grown up, has married her beloved Gilbert, and is the mother of six mischievous children. These boys and girls discover a special place all their own, but they never dream of what will will happen when a strange family moves into an old mansion nearby. The Meredith clan is two boys and two girls---and a runaway named Mary Vance. Soon the Merediths join Anne's children in their private hideout, intent on carrying out their plans to save Mary from the orphanage, to help the lonely minister find happiness, and to keep a pet rooster from the soup pot. There's always an adventure brewing in the sun-dappled world of Rainbow Valley. (from the 1998 Bantam Books reissue)


Chapter 1: Home Again

Chapter 2: Sheer Gossip

Chapter 3: The Ingleside Children

Chapter 4: The Manse Children

Chapter 5: The Advent of Mary Vance

Chapter 6: Mary Stays at the Manse

Chapter 7: A Fishy Episode

Chapter 8: Miss Cornelia Intervenes

Chapter 9: Una Intervenes

Chapter 10: The Manse Girls Clean House

Chapter 11: A Dreadful Discovery

Chapter 12: An Explanation and a Dare

Chapter 13: The House on the Hill

Chapter 14: Mrs. Alec Davis Makes a Call

Chapter 15: More Gossip

Chapter 16: Tit for Tat

Chapter 17: A Double Victory

Chapter 18: Mary Brings Evil Tidings

Chapter 19: Poor Adam!

Chapter 20: Faith Makes a Friend

Chapter 21: The Impossible Word

Chapter 22: St. George Knows All About It

Chapter 23: The Good-Conduct Club

Chapter 24: A Charitable Impulse

Chapter 25: Another Scandal and Another "Explanation"

Chapter 26: Miss Cornelia Gets a New Point of View

Chapter 27: A Sacred Concert

Chapter 28: A Fast Day

Chapter 29: A Weird Tale

Chapter 30: The Ghost on the Dyke

Chapter 31: Carl Does Penance

Chapter 32: Two Stubborn People

Chapter 33: Carl Is—Not—Whipped

Chapter 34: Una Visits the Hill

Chapter 35: "Let the Piper Come"


This setting of the book is in the middle of the 1900s. It starts in May 1906 and ends in September 1907.


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  • Rainbow Valley (1999), a musical stage production with two acts, produced by The Castle Co.

Radio dramas

  • Rainbow Valley (1979), a Polish radio drama, originally produced and broadcast in 1979. It was directed by Stanisława Grotowska and starred Anna Romantowska as Anne.

See also

External links

Anne of Green Gables series
Anne of Green Gables (1908) | Anne of Avonlea (1909) | Anne of the Island (1915) | Anne of Windy Poplars (1936)
Anne's House of Dreams (1917) | Anne of Ingleside (1939) | Rainbow Valley (1919) | Rilla of Ingleside (1921)
Spinoffs by L. M. Montgomery
Chronicles of Avonlea (1912) | Further Chronicles of Avonlea (1920)
The Road to Yesterday (1974) | The Blythes Are Quoted (2009)
The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook (1985) by Kate Macdonald
Imagining Anne: The Island Scrapbooks of L. M. Montgomery (2008) by Elizabeth Rollins Epperly
Before Green Gables (2008) by Budge Wilson

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