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The Secret Garden

Burnett, Frances

ISBN 10: 0879236493 / ISBN 13: 9780879236496
Published by David R Godine, 1987
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Title: The Secret Garden

Publisher: David R Godine

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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In what is certainly the most beautiful full color edition of this acknowledged childrens' classic we come to know (and eventually love) Mary Lennox, the spoiled and sullen orphan sent to the dour moors of Yorkshire to be magically transformed by the powers of nature, young Dicken, and the discovery of a secret, walled garden. This is a book (and this is the edition) that should be in the library of every child.

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Mistress Mary is quite contrary until she helps her garden grow. Along the way, she manages to cure her sickly cousin Colin, who is every bit as imperious as she. These two are sullen little peas in a pod, closed up in a gloomy old manor on the Yorkshire moors of England, 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)

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