One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is the classic story of a lonely orphan who comes to live in a large house on the Yorkshire Moors, of how she finds there another child as self-centred and spoilt as herself, and of their secret meetings in the walled garden.
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(194mm x 133mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
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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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