Tilda Jane

by Margaret Marshall Saunders

introduction by Carole Gerson

A classic novel about a rambunctious orphan's misadventures finding a home in the early 1900s.

Tilda Jane is a rambunctious orphan in search of a home, fleeing the orphanage that won't allow her to keep her rescued dog. Her independence and strong will bring her trouble and adventures that straddle the Canadian-American border. Ultimately, she arrives in Ciscasset, Maine, to work for the elderly, irritable Hank Dillson.

Tilda Jane is a compelling story of self-discovery by Marshall Saunders, an author renowned for her commitment to a better life for children and animals. Published before L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, these fictional orphans are both on a quest to find a home.

About the Authors

MARGARET MARSHALL SAUNDERS was descended from New England Planters who immigrated to Nova Scotia in the 1760s. A native of Halifax, she campaigned for humane treatment of animals, and integrated into her famous novel Beautiful Joe her criticism of the careless exploitation of animals, as well as ideas on education and the upbringing of children.

CAROL GERSON is a professor of English at Simon Fraser University and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She as a member of the editorial team for the three-volume History of the Book in Canada. Her research on women writers such as Pauline Johnson, L.M. Montgomery and Susanna Moodie has resulted in numerous publications.

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