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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 AgainEdit

Chapter 2: Sheer GossipEdit

Chapter 3: The Ingleside ChildrenEdit

Chapter 4: The Manse ChildrenEdit

Chapter 5: The Advent of Mary VanceEdit

Chapter 6: Mary Stays at the ManseEdit

Chapter 7: A Fishy EpisodeEdit

Chapter 8: Miss Cornelia IntervenesEdit

Chapter 9: Una IntervenesEdit

Chapter 10: The Manse Girls Clean HouseEdit

Chapter 11: A Dreadful DiscoveryEdit

Chapter 12: An Explanation and a DareEdit

Chapter 13: The House on the HillEdit

Chapter 14: Mrs. Alec Davis Makes a CallEdit

Chapter 15: More GossipEdit

Chapter 16: Tit for TatEdit

Chapter 17: A Double VictoryEdit

Chapter 18: Mary Brings Evil TidingsEdit

Chapter 19: Poor Adam!Edit

Chapter 20: Faith Makes a FriendEdit

Chapter 21: The Impossible WordEdit

Chapter 22: St. George Knows All About ItEdit

Chapter 23: The Good-Conduct ClubEdit

Chapter 24: A Charitable ImpulseEdit

Chapter 25: Another Scandal and Another "Explanation"Edit

Chapter 26: Miss Cornelia Gets a New Point of ViewEdit

Chapter 27: A Sacred ConcertEdit

Chapter 28: A Fast DayEdit

Chapter 29: A Weird TaleEdit

Chapter 30: The Ghost on the DykeEdit

Chapter 31: Carl Does PenanceEdit

Chapter 32: Two Stubborn PeopleEdit

Chapter 33: Carl Is—Not—WhippedEdit

Chapter 34: Una Visits the HillEdit

Chapter 35: "Let the Piper Come"Edit


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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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.


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

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Original series
Anne of Green Gables series (gallery)
Anne of Green Gables (1908) (gallery · notes · read) · Anne of Avonlea (1909) (gallery · notes · read)
Anne of the Island (1915) (gallery · notes · read) · Anne of Windy Poplars (1936) (gallery · notes)
Anne's House of Dreams (1917) (gallery · notes · read) · Anne of Ingleside (1939) (gallery · notes)
Rainbow Valley (1919) (gallery · notes · read) · Rilla of Ingleside (1921) (gallery · notes · read)
Spinoffs by L. M. Montgomery
Chronicles of Avonlea (1912) (gallery · notes · read) · Further Chronicles of Avonlea (1920) (gallery · notes · read)
The Road to Yesterday (1974) (gallery · notes) · The Blythes Are Quoted (2009) (gallery · notes)
Related books
The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook (1985) by Kate Macdonald (gallery · notes)
Imagining Anne: The Island Scrapbooks of L. M. Montgomery (2008) by Elizabeth Rollins Epperly
Before Green Gables (2008) by Budge Wilson (gallery · notes)
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Anne of Windy Poplars vs. Anne of Windy Willows · Borrowed stories · Cultural references and allusions
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See also
The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career

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