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eBook Secret Garden (Little Owl Mini Classics) ePub

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • ISBN: 0749802189
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd (May 1, 1991)
  • Pages: 32
  • ePub book: 1624 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1900 kb
  • Other: mobi lrf lit lrf
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 220


Book 1 of 1 in the Frances Hodgson Burnett Series.

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Frances Hodgson Burnett. Frances Hodgson Burnett. This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality

Frances Hodgson Burnett. Opening the door into the innermost places of the heart, The Secret Garden is a timeless classic that has left generations of readers with warm, lifelong memories of its magical charms. This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.

1 Little Miss Mary Nobody seemed to care about Mary. She was born in India, where her father was a British official. 3 Finding the secret garden. When Mary woke up two days later, the wind and rain had all disappeared, and the sky was a beautiful blue. Spring’ll be here soon, said Martha happily.

Frances Hodgson Burnett and The Secret Garden, Inspired b.

Imagine children’s books as popular as the Harry Potter series is today, and you have some idea of the iconic status Frances Hodgson Burnett earned from her writing more than a century ago. Frances was born in Manchester, England, in 1849. Her prosperous father owned a home-furnishings business, supported by customers made wealthy through the Manchester textile industry.

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett. Initially published as a serial story in 1910 in The American Magazine, it was brought out in novel form in 1911.

The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published in book form in 1911, after serialization in The American Magazine (November 1910 – August 1911)

The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published in book form in 1911, after serialization in The American Magazine (November 1910 – August 1911). Set in England, it is one of Burnett's most popular novels and seen as a classic of English children's literature. Several stage and film adaptations have been made.

Frances Hodgson Burnett: A Brief Biography. The idea of magic is frequently mentioned in reference to the secret garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett: A Brief Biography. Frances Eliza Hodgson was born in Manchester, England, on November 24th, 1849. She was the daughter of an ironmonger, who died only three years after her birth. Her mother ran the family business after her husband died. The idea of magic is frequently mentioned in reference to the secret garden. Francis Hodgson Burnett's interest in Christian Science may have been in her mind as she described Colin's recovery. Christian scientists believe in God and the importance of the Bible. They also believe that sickness can be healed by prayer alone. More of literature's finest works - completely unabridged. Irresistible prices make these books great for any classics library. A classic and one of my Not many books that I've read and reread, but this one is definitely one of them! One of the first books I read when I was growing up and for sure one of the more memorable ones. But I've only known them in translation - in my native Polish.

Librivox recording of The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett This is a classic so no summary really necessary. The reader does a very good job with character voices.

Librivox recording of The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett  . This is a classic so no summary really necessary. I also noticed birds chirping in the background, which I thought added a nice bit of sound effects to the reading.


People are naturally inclined to hand out the "instant classic" award to the books they like, but there are only a precious few books that can hold on to such a title for over a hundred years, (this was published in book form in 1911), and still stay fresh, engaging and appealing. This book is the source and template for so many children's lit conventions that it is hard to imagine a library without multiple copies.

You can sample the book as a Kindle freebie or in some other downloadable form, since it's out of copyright and readily available. Then, and better yet, after you read it and discover its pleasures, look for a nice edition to give to each young reader you know. There are easy to read books that are shallow, and there are harder to read books with considerable depth, but this one manages to be accessible to a fairly young reader and yet still loaded with fine writing, style, character, mystery, romance, adventure and inspiration. An excellent choice.

And while you're at it, take a look at Burnett's "Little Lord Fauntleroy". He's gotten a bad rap, (probably as a result of those Fauntleroy suits and haircuts that were the rage in the twenties), but he's actually smart , level headed, and shrewdly decent in unexpected ways. So go and get your Burnett on.
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I should have read the other reviews. Luckily, you are reading this... so move along.

This is NOT "The Secret Garden". It is "A CONSIDERABLY ABRIDGED Cliff's Notes style childrens re-enactment of The Secret Garden". Nowhere in the description did it say that this was not the real book. It's like half an inch think written in 25 pt. font. My 10 year old daughter read it in less than an hour. Her last book.... Little Women. The real one. 800 pages. I promised her she would like this. Instead she just looked at me like..."really?". And I don't blame her. Seller should update the description.

Sorry, but anyone else leaving a higher rating may simply not realize that they received a fraud.

PROS: Very pretty cover. Hardback.
CONS: See everything I wrote above.
Mavegar Mavegar
I never read this as a child, and I think I'm glad. Reading it now, as an over-60, garden-loving mom with lots of life experience, I think I appreciate it a lot more, although I would have loved the mystery as a kid. Now I can appreciate the serious racism, the sad child(ren) neglect, the rather pagan awakening to nature (clothed as "Magic"), and the joyous, if obvious, ending. I believe the writing was very good for its time, and had no problem with the Yorkshire dialect. Mary and Colin and Dickon all struck me as very believable characters, and the changes wrought in Mary and Colin were overall pretty credible, although they happened a bit too quickly. I had more of a problem with Archibald's rejection of his son for ten whole years. Dwelt just a bit much on the beauty and changeableness of the moors. Well worth reading.
Jum Jum
Despite being a voracious reader, there are some books considered "children's classics" that I have never read. I decided to rectify this recently by picking up "The Secret Garden." I was somewhat familiar with the story, as I'd watched a film adaptation of the story at one point, but am fully aware that books and their movies can often be vastly different. So though I could predict certain things about the story as I read, I still found it an enjoyable read... even if it isn't my favorite book, and certain elements felt strange in their inclusion, especially towards the end.

"The Secret Garden" follows Mary, a spoiled and unlikable young girl and the daughter of a British officer living in India. When her parents die of a terrible sickness, she's shuttled off to England to live with a reclusive uncle, and finds herself lost and alone in the gloomy manor. But as she sets out to explore her new home and make sense of this strange new land, she discovers the titular secret garden -- a garden that has been locked up since her aunt died in a tragic accident ten years ago. Enchanted by the garden, Mary sets out to tend it and bring it back to life, aided by a grouchy gardener, a soft-hearted animal-loving boy named Dickon... and Colin, a cousin who has been locked inside all his life and treated like an invalid. The garden turns out to be just the thing both Mary and Colin need to revitalize themselves... and it just may finally bring healing to a family long broken by tragedy...

"The Secret Garden" is an enchanting novel, told with an almost fairy-tale-like language that evokes the sights, sounds, and smells of the English moors and gardens and their inhabitants. The writing style is lovely, and paints clear pictures in the mind. The heavy Yorkshire accents of certain characters can be tricky at times, but I managed anyhow. And while Dickon as a character feels a little too good to be true, almost straying into Mary-Sue territory, it's nice to see Mary and Colin develop as the book goes in, gaining confidence in themselves and shedding some of the selfishness and bad temper their sheltered lives have given them.

The biggest flaw, in my opinion, is that the book strays into a weird fantasy/magical-realism realm toward the end, which I feel wasn't foreshadowed very well. I love fantasy and don't mind magical realism, but it felt out of place here, especially with Colin going on about studying "magic" while at the same time declaring he wants to be a scientist. It just felt odd to me, and while it might be a product of its time (this book IS over a century old), it did taint my enjoyment somewhat.

Still, complaints aside, I can easily see why "The Secret Garden" enjoys a reputation as a children's classic. It's not the best children's novel I've ever read, but I enjoyed it, and am glad I gave it a chance. Perhaps I'll pick up the author's other classic, "A Little Princess," sometime in the near future...
Gnng Gnng
I read this book to my children when they were young and wanted to read it to my grandchildren. There are many versions out there but I liked this one because it had large illustrations in color which make it more interesting for young children and the text is appropriate for adults which made it enjoyable for me as well. Even though the story takes place over 100 years ago the characters and story are very easy to relate to. It is worth the money. Since we do a garden every year that we allow my grandchildren to participate in I thought they might enjoy this story. My only complaint was the book had a strong odor that was from being stored for a long time and I would have preferred the seller get rid of the odor before shipping. Otherwise the book was in excellent condition and arrived quickly.