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The Secret Garden

byFrances Hodgson BurnettIllustratorInga Moore

Paperback | February 23, 2010

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"The Secret Garden should be on every child's bookshelf."—Amanda Craig, The Time
 
An enchanting story of transformation and compassion, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden is widely considered to be one of the most important works of children’s literature. After her parents die of cholera, Mary Lennox, a difficult and sickly little girl, is brought from India to her mysterious uncle’s sprawling estate on the Yorkshire moors. Mary continues in her self-absorbed ways until one day she discovers a hidden and neglected garden adjoining her uncle’s mansion. When she meets Ben Weatherstaff, a curt but gentle gardener, and discovers her hidden-away invalid cousin, Colin Craven, the three come together to tend the garden, and Mary’s life—as well as the lives of those around her—begins to change in unforeseen ways.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the first American edition published in 1911. 

Praise for The Secret Garden

“It is only the exceptional author who can write a book about children with sufficient skill, charm, simplicity, and significance to make it acceptable to both young and old. Mrs. Burnett is one of the few thus gifted.”The New York Times
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester, England, but moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, as a teenager. She wrote more than forty books and is most famous for LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY, A LITTLE PRINCESS, and THE SECRET GARDEN.Inga Moore is a distinguished author and illustrator of children’s books whose illustrated titles ...
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Title:The Secret GardenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 8.25 × 0.72 inPublished:February 23, 2010Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0763647322

ISBN - 13:9780763647322

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

Reviews

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 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 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 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 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

Editorial Reviews

A handsome oversize edition Moore’s detailed ink and watercolor paintings portray the
English countryside and breathe life into the young protagonists.
—School Library Journal

Moore's illustrations open out like an invitation to walk in the garden ourselves.
—Toronto Star