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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0451528832
ISBN-13: 9780451528834
Sku: 31112414
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 6.75H x 4.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  288
Age Range:  22 to UP
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When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It was true, too. (from the first line)
Frightened orphan Mary discovers the joyful wonders of life on the Yorkshire Moors with the help of two local boys and a mysterious, abandoned garden... where all things seem possible.
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Mary, a ten-year-old orphan sent from India to England, comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors with her unpleasant uncle where she discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden, in a powerful story of compassion and friendship. Reissue.
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Since its original publication in 1911, this wonderful classic has entranced generations of children with an evergreen mix of orphans, adversity, and a brilliantly honest characterization of children. Nine-year-old Mary Lennox's transformation from a petulant, spoiled child to care-free lass on the moors of England opens as the girl finds herself suddenly orphaned in India. Sent to live with her self-absorbed uncle on his huge estate in Yorkshire, Mary is charmed against her will by the cheerful Dickon, a boy who can charm wild animals. She also discovers Colin, the hidden invalid son of her uncle, who is just as spoiled as she. After Mary finds an intriguing walled garden that had not been taken care of for 10 years, the children immerse themselves in secretly tending it, and through the joy of nurturing living things, grow in health and good spirits themselves.
Author Bio
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Frances Hodgson Burnett and her family moved from their native England to the United States after the death of Frances's father. The family settled in Tennessee; she was 16. Although she is best known for her writing for children, she was first an established novelist and playwright for adults; it was only after the birth of her two sons that she began creating works for children. Her book THE SECRET GARDEN is one of the most popular children's books of all time.

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"One of the finest novels ever written for children...A thrilling book to read aloud." - Eden Ross Lipson

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"A blend of power, beauty, vivid interest, and honest goodness. Yes, if this is magic, it is good magic." - Rumor Godden

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"Few books spin such a web of magic about their readers (and listeners) as does this children's classic." - Jim Trelease

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0288
Product attributePublisher:   Signet Classics
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