Since its publication in 1911, The Secret Garden, a touchstone of children’s literature, has been adapted for plays and movies over a dozen times. Charming generations of readers, the story centers around the healing power of friendship, and the magic in the everyday. Burnett begins with a spoiled and unsympathetic heroine named Mary Lennox. When Mary is orphaned, she is shipped from her home in colonial India to a drab country house in Yorkshire. As she learns to tend the garden on the estate, Mary forms her first true friendships; when they bring a secret garden back to life, Mary and her friends are also transformed.
About the author
An immensely prolific author, Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in Manchester in 1849. Burnett’s family immigrated to the United States when she was a teenager, and from the age of 18, she helped support her family with her writing. She published more than two dozen books, and many were adapted into plays. Her memories of her childhood in England were her inspiration for some of the most vivid titles in children’s literature, including Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden.
I loved The Secret Garden! I didn't really care for this book when I was forced to read it in school. After reading it now almost 20 years later-I'm convinced I was just being a brat! It is a lovely story of a little girl who finally learns to love herself and, that people will love her to If she would just allow them.
I always read this book first on any digital device and it makes me want to get off it and go outside, instead of staying inside and reading or playing on a computer. Best book about spring ever. Love it. I really do wanna know what happened with Colin though if he grew up, if it were real it'd be so awesome.
The Secret Garden Colin discovers himself thru losing his inhibitions and labels placed on him by those around him, some close relatives. He overcame these mislabeled marks by being willing to take a leap of faith to the other side of himself...the real Colin. His friends and friends' animal guides showed him that believing in himself and trusting in life's true Blessings is found only in his secret garden. Life is beautiful and can Go on forever thru love of self, others, suspending disbelief for the impossible.
A book of recreation This is a book about hope and healing. It follows the narratives of Mary along with her companions as they discover a forbidden garden that was untouched for a decade. Circumstances brought together unlikely friendships as it changes the children's perspective on all they ever knew about life. The book definitely gives an uplifting feeling and it emphasizes the point: you are what you think.
Really good I really liked the book the secret garden it was very interesting and had lots of details and the characters were really cool and the awthor was really telling you what was going on. In the beginning its seems really boring but then it gets better and better
Looked Forward To It I actually would look forward to the next chapters once I put the book down for a break. Sometimes classics can be a bit dull, but I didn't think this one was. One day I'll have a secret garden of my own! 😊
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