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The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Ingram Book Co, | January 10, 2006 | Trade Paperback

The Secret Garden is rated 4.375 out of 5 by 8.
The Secret Garden (1909) is possibly Frances Hodgson Burnett''s most treasured children''s novel, a story of miraculous rediscovery of joy and positive life-force magic.

Mary Lennox, a bitter and spoiled upper-class child, orphaned in India, is sent back to England to live with her reclusive uncle Mr. Craven at his manor. At first, Mary is "quite contrary" and a scourge of the household, until the gentle magic of the countryside and those who work the earth begins to have its effect on her. Since her uncle is mostly away on travels, Mary begins to run wild, and makes many discoveries on the estate grounds, including a secret walled-off garden that has been locked up and forbidden for anyone to enter. She finds the key by accident when watching the antics of a wild bird, then discovers the hidden door, and starts exploring.

But the garden is not the only secret in the household. The crying at night that Mary occasionally hears in the manor belongs to a mysterious young invalid boy Colin, locked away not unlike the garden itself.

Spring is coming. Mary and Colin meet, their tempers collide and explode in vital bloom as does the garden, and at last, oh-so many things are brought back to life.

A life-affirming, beloved classic for all ages.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 244 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.55 in

Published: January 10, 2006

Publisher: Ingram Book Co,

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1934169250

ISBN - 13: 9781934169254

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for every age Not growing up in an English speaking country I was just recently introduced to The Secret Garden - it was a delight to read and I think it is one of the books you can read time and time again, even or especially during different stages of you life. A little shocking were the harsh realities of the beginning with deseases and deaths .... not something that has changed around the world, but something we tend to think about less and less in our Western society.
Date published: 2012-08-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Eight Bookcases Check out my review of Burnett's work on my blog at: http://8bookcases.blogspot.com/2011/08/secret-garden-by-frances-hodgson.html
Date published: 2011-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood Favourite that has stood the test of time. I read this book as a little girl, as a tween, a teenager, and again in college. Now I have a daughter of my own, and I am so glad to share this with her. A classic, a must read. Do not be turned off by badly done tv/movies! Nothing is as good as the original! I also recommend her other books, Little Princess, and the lesser known Little Lord Faunteroy.
Date published: 2011-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical! This is THE book of my childhood. It was the first book I read where I became the character and her world and my world were one. I hope every kids gets to have this experience. I refuse to re-read it now and destroy the magic it once held in my heart.
Date published: 2008-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my all time favourites I've read this book at least twenty times. I had to buy a new copy because the one that was a gift to me as a child was falling apart, that's how good it is. This book is a must read for little girls and grown ups :)
Date published: 2006-06-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from One of my Favourite Classics This books is for anyone who loves classic books It's funny and kinda weird at some point but way better than the movie.
Date published: 2006-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Secret Garden The Secret Garden is AMAZING!!!! I highly would recomend this book! It takes you through the shocking, queer, and fun life of a girl named Mary. Hope you read it.
Date published: 2003-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Secret Garden I remember reading this book as a child, and being transported to a garden in my imagination. I loved the characters, the story, the location, the romance (I thought) of being an orphan in England. To this day, as a gardener, the description of that magical secret garden entrances me and informs the goals that I have for my own garden. Of course, in Calgary, a rose-covered bower might be a little difficult, but the idea of the hidden garden, the sudden surprise of it, and the beauty of each of its seasons is what I carry with me from this book.
Date published: 2000-01-26

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The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 244 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.55 in

Published: January 10, 2006

Publisher: Ingram Book Co,

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1934169250

ISBN - 13: 9781934169254

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The Secret Garden (1909) is possibly Frances Hodgson Burnett''s most treasured children''s novel, a story of miraculous rediscovery of joy and positive life-force magic.

Mary Lennox, a bitter and spoiled upper-class child, orphaned in India, is sent back to England to live with her reclusive uncle Mr. Craven at his manor. At first, Mary is "quite contrary" and a scourge of the household, until the gentle magic of the countryside and those who work the earth begins to have its effect on her. Since her uncle is mostly away on travels, Mary begins to run wild, and makes many discoveries on the estate grounds, including a secret walled-off garden that has been locked up and forbidden for anyone to enter. She finds the key by accident when watching the antics of a wild bird, then discovers the hidden door, and starts exploring.

But the garden is not the only secret in the household. The crying at night that Mary occasionally hears in the manor belongs to a mysterious young invalid boy Colin, locked away not unlike the garden itself.

Spring is coming. Mary and Colin meet, their tempers collide and explode in vital bloom as does the garden, and at last, oh-so many things are brought back to life.

A life-affirming, beloved classic for all ages.

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