The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden

byFrances Hodgson Burnett

Paperback | June 10, 1999

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A spoiled and sickly orphan blossoms into a creature of loving kindness in this unforgettable classic of childhood. At her uncle's forbidding Yorkshire estate, Mary joins with new friends in the restoration of an abandoned garden and discovers the pleasures of blooming flowers, friendship, good health, and high spirits.
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 GardenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:June 10, 1999Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0486407845

ISBN - 13:9780486407845

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from gorgeous A classic, beautifully illustrated. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great story good but the protagonist kind of switches halfway through for mary to her cousin
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! A wonderful and beautiful story. This is a lovely classic that all ages can enjoy.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from magical I loved reading this story to my daughters when they were little. Now that they are adults gave them each a copy of this lovely book for their own book collection.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I still read this Even as an adult I love this story
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic A well-written, enjoyable story. Wraps you up in the quiet magic of the moors. I love curling up with this on rainy days with a warm blanket, chocolate and a fresh cup of tea.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute classic Great, charming little book.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Story for the young ones and the old Very well written and very enjoyable! 10/10
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from powerful story a classic story with a beautiful narrative
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Classic children's literature, a story of friendship and healing.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Great book. Story of friendship and healing. I introduced my kids to it and they both enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely! Such a great book! It was always one of my favourites!
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! A beautiful story. Will always be a classic. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favourite It was the first book I fell in love with as a child, and is to this day one of my favourite books. Absolutely magical <3
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic for all ages Everyone should read this book. It should be on all the must read lists. It's a true classic and has some great lessons, especially for young readers.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book :) Such a really good read for anyone. Saw the movie decades ago (would love to get ahold of it and see it again) but never read the book. Just a real inspiring story of courage when all hope was lost. The fact that you also have an 'animal whisper' as a main character was definitely a plus for me.
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely! Enjoyed the book and movie when I was younger and still do today!
Date published: 2015-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! I read this book years ago and couldn't remember it, so I reread it and fell in love all over again! There's so many reasons that this is a classic! It really helped lift my spirits!
Date published: 2014-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delightful Mini Book Review: I was disappointed when I first started the book as I heard so many fabulous things about this classic. I almost gave up after about 30 pages as it was hard to read about a child who was just utterly unlikeable (and yes I can see how she bacame that way) But than something happened about 45 pages in I started falling in love with her and wanted to know more. Such a charming, beautiful story and I now know why so many people list this as one of their favorite stories. Since I have to get 3 reviews done by New Years Eve (Tomorrow) this is going to be a quickie review. Fabulous character development and wonderful use of setting. You felt like you knew these characters and let me tell you the whole time I was reading, I also imagined that I was on the moors with the children. As a child this would be a truly marvelous read. As an adult my only negative comments would be that some might stop reading because at the beginning Mary is so unlikeable. Also the ending is a tad saccharine and predictable - but I really didn't mind that as I am a big softie. To put it simply it is a lovely sweet innocent tale of the importance of play, good fresh air and the power of imagination. 4.5 Dewey's I purchased this at the Indigo at the Eaton Centre for my BBC 100 Top Books Challenge (Yeah I totally failed I only finished 2 of the 5 I was going to review - but hey I moved across the country and became at stay at home mom)
Date published: 2012-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice 280p ,8.5x10.5 with dust jacket, Grey paper with small picture of garden under dust jacket. Couple of b/w illustrations. Mix of full spread text with some small illustrations, full spread text without illustration, full page text with full page illustration opposite.
Date published: 2012-10-12
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 3 out of 5 by from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett http://insubstanial.blogspot.com/2010/09/secret-garden-by-frances-hodgson.html Blog for Book Reviews
Date published: 2010-09-13
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 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

From Our Editors

Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors. While here, she not only discovers an invalid cousin, but the mysteries locked in a secret garden.