The Secret Garden
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Part of the Walker Illustrated Classics Series
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The Lovereading4Kids comment
This absolute classic has entranced children the world over since its first publication in 1911. In this remarkable new gift edition from Walker Books, Inga Moore’s beautifully observed illustrations capture the wonder of the garden coming alive again, bringing about the transformation of two unhappy children. It’s an edition that will bring this classic to a new generation of readers eager for a timeless story that’s full of mystery, wonder and secrets. A gift to be treasured.
To view other titles in the Walker Illustrated Classics series go to our Classics genre.
We also rate very highly a new edition from Oxford Children’s Books.
From Michael Morpurgo: "I love this story of a girl's life being changed by nature."
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
When newly orphaned Mary Lennox arrives from India to live with her uncle, everyone at Misselthwaite Manor thinks her a most disagreeable child. Then one day she discovers a garden - a secret garden. With the help of Dickon and her spoilt, invalid cousin, Mary brings the garden back to life, and as she does, the mystery behind it is revealed.
A word from the illustrator, Inga Moore:
'The Secret Garden is one of the greatest books for children of all time and it took me a long while to pluck up the courage to illustrate it. What made me think I could do it justice? I knew a merely decorative approach wouldn't do for a work with such depth of meaning so I decided to bring out as much of its meaning as I could in my pictures, carefully placing them next to the words they illustrated in the hope that the two together would make a more vivid whole.'
About the Author
Interest Age: From 7
Frances Hodgson Burnett
More books by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Walker Books Ltd
6th April 2009
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