The Secret Garden
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Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Book DescriptionThis story of two spoilt and lonely children, whose happiness is regained as they bring to life a neglected garden, has become the best-loved of all Mrs. Burnett's books, but it did not acquire universal popularity until long after its first publication in 1911 Although set in Yorkshire, it was inspired by the rose garden at Great Maytham Hall in Kent (which still flourishes) where its much-travelled author lived from 1898 to 1907. The story has many illustrators, bur none has surpassed Charles Robinson who first created in his pictures the romantic and mysterious atmosphere of Misselthwaite Manor and the locked, forgotten garden.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857159110
(210mm x 163mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 6-May-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Frances Hodgson Burnett
Little Lord Fauntleroy, Paperback (January 2017)
Beautifully illustrated by Peter Bailey, this new edition contains extra material for young readers.
Project X Origins Graphic Texts: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: The Secret Garden, Paperback (September 2016)
Project X Origins Graphic Texts can help children to reach higher standards in comprehension. When Mary goes to live with her Uncle, she discovers a secret, locked garden. Will she ever find her way in and what other secrets does Misselthwaite Manor hold?
Little Princess, Paperback (May 2016)» View all books by Frances Hodgson Burnett
When Sara Crewe's father dies, her fortunes at Miss Minchin's boarding school are reversed. Once, she had the finest toys - now, she is forced to become a servant. But as Sara knows, being a princess has nothing to do with being rich. And as she will learn, there is nothing that bravery, imagination, kindness and friendship, cannot overcome.
UK Kirkus Review » One of the great children's books for all ages. The discovery of a neglected garden is the key that unlocks the future and friendship of two hitherto lonely children: Mary, who is recently orphaned, and Colin, her guardian's invalid son. (Kirkus UK)
US Kirkus Review » In this bad version of a bad idea, the richly developed classic novel has been squeezed into the picture-book format. Resembling the bald summary of an opera plot, the story in its reduced state is all but a cliche: An orphaned girl finds a neglected garden and a neglected cousin and restores them both with the aid of the housemaid's young brother. Collier's full-color paintings take advantage of the opportunities for flora and fauna as the garden responds to cultivation and to the turning seasons, but the children's figures seem pasted into the space, and the scenes lack warmth. (Kirkus Reviews)
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