96 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 in
August 23, 1994
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0486280241
ISBN - 13: 9780486280240
About the Book
Much-loved tale of a garden's magical effect on an overindulged orphan, her reclusive uncle and a frail little boy. A classic tale that will captivate young readers and listeners alike. Abridged.
From the Publisher
Captivating story of a long-abandoned garden on a gloomy Yorkshire estate — which, with the help of an unusual young boy with an ability to charm nature — blooms again, transforming the lives of the estate owner's frail son and that of his overindulged orphan cousin who has come to live with him. Abridged.
About the Author
Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote for children and adults, publishing both plays and novels. She was born in Manchester, England, on November 24, 1849. Her father, who owned a furniture store, died when she was only four years old. Her mother struggled to keep the family business running while trying to raise five children. Finally, because of the failing Manchester economy, the family sold the store and immigrated to the United States. In 1865 they settled just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. Hoping to offset her family's continuing financial troubles, Burnett began to submit her stories to women's magazines. She was immediately successful. In the late 1860s her stories were published in nearly every popular American magazine. Burnett helped to support her family with income from the sale of her stories, even saving enough to finance a trip back to England, where she stayed for over a year. In 1879, Burnett published her first stories for children; two of her most popular are A Little Princess and The Secret Garden. In contrast to an extremely successful career, Burnett's personal life held many challenges. Her son Lionel was diagnosed with tuberculosis at age 15, from which he never recovered. His death inspired several stories about dead or dying children. Burnett lived her later years on Long Island, New York. She died in 1924.
From Our Editors
Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.