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The Secret Garden

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It is now one of Burnett's most popular novels, and is considered to be a classic of English children's literature. Several stage and film adaptations have been produced.

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 14, 2003 – Soothing and mellifluous, native Briton Bailey's voice proves an excellent instrument for polishing up a new edition of Burnett's story. Bratty and spoiled Mary Lennox is orphaned when her parents fall victim to a cholera outbreak in India. As a result, Mary becomes the ward of an uncle in England she has never met. As she hesitantly tries to carve a new life for herself at imposing and secluded Misselthwaite Manor, Mary befriends a high-spirited boy named Dickon and investigates a secret garden on the Manor grounds. She also discovers a sickly young cousin, Colin, who has been shut away in a hidden Manor room. Together Mary and Dickon help Colin blossom, and in the process Mary finds her identity and melts the heart of her emotionally distant uncle. Bailey makes fluid transitions between the voices and accents of various characters, from terse Mrs. Medlock and surly groundskeeper Ben to chipper housemaid Martha. And most enjoyably, she gives Mary a believably childlike voice. A brief biography of the author is included in an introduction. Ages 6-12.

Customer Reviews

A Stroke of Luck

Late one afternoon, a friend phoned me and asked if I'd like to go see a play. The play's title?: The Secret Garden. I saw the play with her; we both cried so hard. It was a beautiful story. Soon after, I read the book. I highly encourage you to read it; it's mysteriously heart-warming to the point of almost fear. You'll be mezmorized and fall into the world of little orphan Mary Lenox.


Amazing book

Uplifting powerful story

This story is a powerful example of the fundamental lessons that are the building blocks of individual empowerment in great societies. How children use the power of their own minds to overcome perceived obstacles. The inherent ability of children to decide, on their own, what they value in people and in life, and using their self-realized power to bring that into themselves and their lives. It highlights the effects this has on those around the children during the whole process. Highly motivational.

The Secret Garden
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi
  • Published: Jan 01, 1910
  • Publisher: Public Domain
  • Seller: Public Domain
  • Print Length: 330 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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