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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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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 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? Don't have a Kindle? Product details Reading level: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a product review. Read reviews that mention young kid burnett magic frances font age hodgson adults finds ten eyes tells child india illustrations parents yorkshire nature english. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
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Please try again later. At a loss of words to describe this beautiful book. I was not much of a reader when i was a kid so i missed out on many timeless classics so now at 22 years I've been collecting as many books as i can to read them. Never too late, don't judge it by it's cover! This is a perfect book for young adults just as well. The story follows a troubled young girl who is orphaned at an early age and finds adventure and magic in the secret garden of her new guardian.
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Not going to get into the story, I'll let you read yourself! As for amazon, outstanding service as always! I bought the hardback edition and the cover art is simply beautiful! I had read the book earlier and the plot catches imagination so i thought i should buy one for my kid. Story is good but font size too small for 11 yr old about 9 Arial kind. Again No illustrations, illustrations just break the monotony of word and makes book just little more better for u to motivate kids to read it.
So had to return the book. Really a very good story.
But this hardcover edges are becoming white if we use it often. Other than that it's a great book for childrens. I am an adult and catching up on the books I should have read being a kid. And classics kind of always intimidate me still i picked it up and I am so very glad for it.
The Secret Garden
The only problem is the font size rest, a brilliant work. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's novel, The Secret Gardenis about ten year old Mary Lennox, born and brought up in India by neglectful parents who have no time for her. Mary, growing up attended to solely by servants, ends up disagreeable, spoilt, and unsociable. When her parents die in an epidemic, she finds herself summarily shipped off to Yorkshire, to stay at Misselthwaite, the manor home of Mr Craven, an uncle she's never even heard of before.
Misselthwaite and Mr Craven prove even more mysterious and odd than Mary could have imagined: Mary, already inclined to dislike everything and everybody around, is settling into deeper gloom when she discovers the secret garden - the late Mrs Craven's favourite garden, which her grieving husband locked up after her death, and which is off bounds to all now. But within the secret garden lies the key to life, to strength and happiness and coming back, metaphorically, from the dead.
And, just as Mary and her weak, invalid cousin Colin discover - with the help of sundry friends, especially the startlingly able Dickon, who can almost converse with animals and birds - misery and helplessness and despair can be turned around. Magic lies in the land and within ourselves; sometimes all it needs is a little nudging, some self-belief, and a willingness to let nature work its charm. I thought this book a sweet little one, the garden - seemingly dead and forsaken at first glance much like Mary and Colin and even Mr Craven, in their individual ways - a good allegory for life and health and hope returning to where there was only despondency and despair.
The author's love for nature, for plants and animals, shines through throughout her writing. One of the BEST books ever read No other book like this