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The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
The classic tale of a girl who discovers a secret garden remains a beloved story for all ages. — 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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780439099394
ISBN-10: 0439099390
Publication Date: 9/1/1999
Pages: 320
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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Mary Lennox needs some magic in her life. Her parents have died in a faraway land, and Mary has been taken to a strange and mysterious mansion to live with her distant uncle. She has no friends and no happiness...unti she finds the key to a wonderful secret garden. Now Mary will discover that miracles can happen...and that magic is real.