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A recommendation from our Guest Editor, Lauren Child MBE
One of the best loved stories in children’s literature, The Secret Garden brings nature alive in the story of how Mary Lennox, a lonely, unhappy and spoilt child is transformed by finding her way into a hidden garden. Brought to her Uncle’s house in Yorkshire after the death of her mother, Mary has no friends and no occupation. Used to being waited she is selfish and mean spirited. But when Mary unlocks the door to the garden she not only finds the wonders of nature as the flowers and trees grow and bear fruit but she also finds a friend in Dickon, the kindly gardener’s boy. How Mary, and her wheelchair bound cousin Colin are transformed by the garden remains as magical as when it was first written.
This was the first book I read and then immediately re-read because the world it contained was so beautifully drawn and the book had such an intensity of feeling that I couldn’t leave it. ~ Lauren Child
It was the sweetest, most mysterious-looking place any one could imagine. When spoiled, rude Mary Lennox is sent to live in her uncle's lonely house on the moors, she is miserable and alone. Then one day she discovers the key to a locked garden, and she discovers the beauty that life can offer.
This Heritage edition of this best-loved tale features the gorgeous 1911 colour illustrations by renowned illustrator Charles Robinson.
A timeless tale The Guardian
Publication date: 07/09/2018
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publication date: 07/11/2013
Publisher: Egmont UK an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Publication date: 02/08/2012
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage
|Publication date:||7th November 2013|
|Author:||Frances Hodgson Burnett|
|Publisher:||Egmont UK an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Books vs Films|
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester, England, on November 24, 1849. Her mother moved to Knoxville, Tenessee in 1865. Miss Hodgson began writing for magazines soon after. Her first widely-known story appeared in "Scribner's Magazine" in 1872. Frances married Dr. L. M. Burnett of Washington D.C. in 1873. In 1898 she divorced Dr. Burnett and married Mr. Stephen Townsend in 1900. Her reputation as a novelist was made with her story of Lancashire life, That Lass o' Lowrie's. A number of other works followed, with Through One Administration and A Lady of Quality as the most notable. In 1886 she published the Little Lord Fauntleroy, ...More About Frances Hodgson Burnett
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