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Subject: Books for my grandson's 4th grade class. DONE THANKS!!
Date Posted: 10/2/2011 10:49 PM ET
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My grandson's 4th grade class will be reading "The Secret Garden" this year. The teacher needs the books, but the school is unable to supply them for her classroom. I volunteered to gift the classroom with the twenty two books. It's a modern classic and very beautiful.  It happens to be a special book to me. My mom gave it to me as a present with an inscription in it when I was 10 years old.. She read it herself when she was young. It was very dear to her. I can donate several books, but twenty two books is a hefty amount. I am asking, if there is anyone that could help me, by gifting me the book, I would be so appreciative. If you PM me, I can give you my address. Here is the edition of the book:

The Secret Garden (Tor Classics)

The Secret Garden (Tor Classics)
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
ISBN-10: 0812505018


Thanks so much!!

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Date Posted: 10/4/2011 3:14 AM ET
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PMing you :)

Date Posted: 10/5/2011 12:59 PM ET
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Does it need to be postable?

Date Posted: 10/5/2011 9:07 PM ET
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Yes, the books need to be in PBS postable condition.

But thanks!

Date Posted: 10/5/2011 10:09 PM ET
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Seeing as the book has now been Wish Listed on PBS, I guess we wiped all the copies out of the system. Don't know how many were in the system but I hope there was enough to put a good dent in your books for the class.

Date Posted: 10/5/2011 10:55 PM ET
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Yes! I think we depleted the system! I'm waiting for more to be posted. I'm first on the wish listsmiley

So far, I've received two copies. I'm going to wait and see how many copies I receive. The remainder I'm buying at the PBS market place.

I can't wait to walk into the classroom with the twenty two books in hand!

It's a dream come true and a blessing.

Thank you all so much!!


Date Posted: 10/6/2011 12:56 PM ET
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FYI - 

Only $5.99 in the PBS Market.    $4.99 on Amazon.  Free shipping on orders over $25.00.  Overstock has it for $4.49.

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Date Posted: 10/6/2011 2:10 PM ET
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Thank you so much!

I'm going to check it out.

So far, I have received two in the mail! They starting to roll in! Depending how many I receive in total, I'm going to purchase some from the PBS market (with the credits I've received from some very lovely PBS members).

This all started with a question I had in the "Question and Answer" forum. I asked how to order multiple copies of a book. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get this kind of response. This is certainly a PBS memory, I will never forget. So sweet and giving members are, here.


Date Posted: 10/6/2011 9:27 PM ET
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I don't have any copies, but happy to send you a credit for the cause.  I've gotten a number of books for my daughter's school from PBS/RAOK. 

Date Posted: 10/17/2011 1:12 AM ET
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Do you need any credits?

Date Posted: 10/17/2011 8:29 AM ET
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Thank you all for offering me The Secret Garden book and credits for it! I very much appreciate it. I've almost met my goal of 22 books!  I'm going to buy the remainder of the books from the PBS Market Place. For ordering multiple books, it's really inexpensive. And with the "Gold Key" the price is even less! (The Gold Key waives the processing charge of 50 cents a book)

I'm grateful for your generosity and I'm also so pleased that PBS created the PBS market Place. Without you, I couldn't have done this!

You guys rock!smileyheart


Date Posted: 10/18/2011 10:32 PM ET
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check out Book Barn on Bird Road

Date Posted: 10/24/2011 7:50 PM ET
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I got the only copy of this book that was at our FOL sale SAT for 50 cents and am mailing to Elona--couldn't believe it was the correct ISBN and all !

I figure an extra copy can't hurt in case a kid loses their copy or gets it wet or whatever................