Mistress Mary is quite contrary until she helps her garden grow. Along the way, she ... more
manages to cure her sickly cousin Colin, who is every bit as truculent as she. These two are sullen little peas in a pod, cooped up in a gloomy old manor on the Yorkshire moors, until a locked-up garden captures their imaginations and puts the blush of a wild rose in their cheeks; "It was the sweetest, most mysterious-looking place any one could imagine. The high walls which shut it in were covered with the leafless stems of roses which were so thick, that they matted together.... 'No wonder it is still,' Mary whispered. 'I am the first person who has spoken here for ten years.'" As new life sprouts from the earth, Mary and Colin's sour natures begin to sweeten. For anyone who has ever felt afraid to live and love, The Secret Garden's portrayal of reawakening spirits will thrill and rejuvenate. Frances Hodgson Burnett creates characters so strong and distinct, young readers continue to identify with them even 85 years after they were conceived. (Ages 9 to 12)
was famous in of HER time for her adult novels and her forays into children's literature with Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess. The Secret Garden . her story of an orphan girl who moves from India to the Yorkshire countryside. has become a favourite book of every generation thereafter. Gretchen Holook Gerzina. the author of the definitive biography of Burnett. ings out aspects of Burnett's life that led her to write the book. details of Victorian England. attitudes towards children and Burnett's spiritual leanings. Gerzina captures the magical nature of the tale and the coming together of three children through restoring a hidden garden. With over one hundred illustrations. many in viant colour. The Annotated Secret Garden is an enchanting gift for any child or for any adult w...
ean 9781402714597 title secret garden sku st 1402714599 product category books comics ... more
magazines about speedy hen ltd by continuing with this checkout and ordering from speedy hen you are accepting our current terms and conditions details of which can be found by clicking here author s frances hodgson burnett content note illustrations country of publication united states date of publication 07 07 2005 edition statement unabridged format hardback genre level 1 children s young adult educational g