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The Secret Garden : Vintage Classics - Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden

Vintage Classics

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Published: 1st August 2012
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
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'Mary is a tough feisty character, who manages to turn a whole household, and the lives of those in it, completely upside down... The book is brim full of magic and joy' Sunday Telegraph

'''People never like me and I never like people,' Mary thought.'

When Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody says she is the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It is true, too. Mary is pale, spoilt and quite contrary. But she is also horribly lonely. Then one day she hears about a garden in the grounds of the Manor that has been kept locked and hidden for years. And when a friendly robin helps Mary find the key, she discovers the most magical place anyone could imagine...

About the Author

Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in Manchester in 1849. After living in poverty, she emigrated to the US in 1865. She wrote over forty books; the best-known today are The Secret Garden, A Little Princess and Little Lord Fauntleroy. She died in 1924.

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Charming, memorable story

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Inspirational
  • Well Written

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    Comments about The Secret Garden:

    I've always loved this story; my grandaughter loved the movie so I gave her the book for her birthday. She was delighted.

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    "The Secret Garden should be on every child's bookshelf" The Times "The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is my "current" favourite children's book. I reread it to my six-year-old daughter last summer and both of us loved it - although she did require me to have a go at the full Yorkshire accent for Dickon, which proved a little bit tricky. It has magic, darkness, whimsy and truth and the fact that it was first published in 1909 yet still managed to enthral my 21stcentury daughter is a testament to its greatness" -- Kirsty Young "The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a wonderful story that I could think myself into, given that the heroine is the sort of awkward little girl that I thought I was. I loved the idea of a secret place where children could be on their own" -- Nina Bawden "So what makes these different to any other set of classics? In a moment of inspiration Random House had the bright idea of actually asking Key stage 2 children what extra ingredients they could add to make children want to read. And does it work? Well, put it this way...my 13-year-old daughter announced that she had to read a book over the summer holiday and, without any prompting, spotted The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas...and proceeded to read it! Now, if you knew my 13-year-old daughter, you would realise that this is quite remarkable. She reads texts, blogs and tags by the thousand - but this is the first book she has read since going to high school, so all hail Vintage Classics!" National Association for the Teaching of English "Mary is a tough feisty character, who manages to turn a whole household, and the lives of those in it, completely upside down... The book is brim full of magic and joy" Sunday Telegraph

    ISBN: 9780099572954
    ISBN-10: 0099572958
    Series: Vintage Classics
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
    For Grades: 4 - 7
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 384
    Published: 1st August 2012
    Publisher: Vintage Publishing
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 18.8 x 13.0  x 2.4
    Weight (kg): 0.26
    Edition Number: 1