The Secret Garden (illustrated With Interactive Elements) by Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden (illustrated With Interactive Elements) by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden (illustrated With Interactive Elements)

byFrances Hodgson Burnett

Hardcover | July 3, 2018

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The classic English children’s novel of three young friends and one special garden, stunningly reimagined in a deluxe full-color edition, illustrated with beautiful artwork and unique interactive features created by the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise, MinaLima—sure to delight fans of the live action film versions coming in 2018 from Disney and Universal Studios.

After tragedy leaves Mary Lennox orphaned, the bratty ten-year-old British girl is sent from her home in India to Yorkshire, to live with Archibald Craven, a distant uncle whom she has never met.

At first, life in the isolated Misselthwaite Manor is as cold and desolate as the bleak moor outside her window. Then Mary learns the story of the late Mrs. Craven, the estate’s mistress, who spent hours in a walled garden tending to her roses. Mrs. Craven died after an accident in the garden, and her forlorn husband forbid anyone to enter it again, locking it and burying the key. The tale piques Mary’s curiosity and inspires her to find this secret garden, a search that introduces her to new friends, including a robin redbreast; Dickson, a twelve-year-old boy with a kindness to animals; and Colin, her secluded sickly first-cousin. Spending time in the garden transforms Mary and Colin and ultimately, life at Misselthwaite Manor itself.

Originally published in 1911, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s poignant story has captured reader’s hearts for more than a century. Part of Harper Design’s series of deluxe reimagined children’s classics, this captivating unabridged gift edition takes readers on a memorable journey that teaches them lessons about hardship, friendship, happiness, and restoration.

Illustrated throughout, The Secret Garden comes with ten interactive features, including:

  • A layout of the Manor House and grounds
  • A map of the Secret Garden
  • A dial showing how plants grow throughout the season
  • A cut-out paper doll of Mary and her clothes
  • A removable letter to Dickon from his older sister, the maid who tells Mary the story of the garden
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, becaus...
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Title:The Secret Garden (illustrated With Interactive Elements)Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.98 inPublished:July 3, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062692577

ISBN - 13:9780062692573

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best! This book was almost better than Charlotte's web. A treasure!
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Magical! Great for younger readers who love friendship and characters that connect with each other! Easy read with a great storyline and character personalities!
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! This book has all the magic for kids! Great character development and character personalities! Good for a younger audience, and pretty easy read!
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! This book has all the magic for kids! Great character development and character personalities! Good for a younger audience, and pretty easy read!
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! This book has all the magic for kids! Great character development and character personalities! Good for a younger audience, and pretty easy read!
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beauitful edition of this childhood classic! I always loved this story as a child and even now as an adult. I find it very enjoyable. I very much like Mary (maybe not in the beginning) and the idea of the secret garden and the importance of nature and the outdoors for children. I loved playing outside as a child and I believe that this book captures that so perfectly! Great book!
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book A book that still holds so many truths and value today. A must read.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood Classic I loved animals when I was younger (I still do), but reading about Dickens and his love for animals just kind of made me love them even more. I digress, The Secret Garden is so much more than just a kid with wild animals. Mary was oh so unlikable in the beginning, but as she discovers this secret garden, she starts to change with the help of those around her (I mean, I think she saw a bit of herself in Colin and she helped him realise he was being a bit of a prat). This is always be a very special book to me.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like it! Liked it as a kid and really loved it reading it again as a young adult for school.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Beautiful edition of a beautiful classic! One of my absolute favorites! A must read!
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This was the first classic novel that I read as a child. My love of classics is because of this book. It has a special place in my heart and I will always cherish this story.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely classic. I'm currently in the middle of reading this and I love the story so far. It is a classic story so the writing is different and can be a little confusing if you aren't used to reading older stories. It is a great story though and is definitely worth a read.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful hardcover version - finally! Pre-ordering. Right. Now. I've been looking for a nice bookshelf-worthy copy of this book for years! If it doesn't measure up, I'll update my review, but for now I'm just so glad I found it!
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from <3 I read this for one of my children's lit classes & it was GREAT - i loved bratty little Mary & Colin - it's such a beautiful story about healing & everyone should read it!!
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood favourite This book is a childhood favourite that I still love to this day.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Personal favorite I love this story. It's a classic for all ages.
Date published: 2016-11-28

Editorial Reviews

Thus has the design team MinaLima transformed one of Frances Hodson Burnett’s great classics from a traditional story illustrated in a traditional style…to a dazzling tour de force in which no opportunity for adornment goes untaken.”