The Secret Garden
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The classic story of how an unhappy little girl who belives that she is an invalide is transformed by the wonders of nature is a deeply touching one which provides hope and optimisim to readers. When misrerable Mary Lennox is taken out into the garden, she is sure she will hate it. But then she meets Dickon, the garden boy who reveals to her the wonders of nature held within the secret garden with simple and absolute delight. Dickon also describes his family revealing to Mary as he does so some important truths about the bonds of kinship and loyalty. The magical spell that the garden weaves over Mary and the way that it changes her her physically and spiritually. readers will have their eyes opened too.
This edition is part of the Vintage Children's Classics series which is aimed at and shaped by 8-12 year olds, and the adults in their lives. It is a broad, affordable selection of books that will inspire a life-long love of reading; these stories that have secured a place in the hearts of thousands. They are all unabridged. To view all the Vintage Children's Classics titles click here. They are books to be given as gifts, and passed down the generations.
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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
People never like me and I never like people, Mary thought.' When Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody says she is the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It is true, too. Mary is pale, spoilt and quite contrary. But she is also horribly lonely. Then one day she hears about a garden in the grounds of the Manor that has been kept locked and hidden for years. And when a friendly robin helps Mary find the key, she discovers the most magical place anyone could imagine...
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Mary is a tough feisty character, who manages to turn a whole household, and the lives of those in it, completely upside down... The book is brim full of magic and joy.
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Interest Age: From 9
Frances Hodgson Burnett
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2nd August 2012
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