"The Secret Garden should be on every child's bookshelf."—Amanda Craig, The TimeAn enchanting story of transformation and compassion, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden is widely considered to be one of the most important works of children’s literature. After her parents die of cholera, Mary Lennox, a difficult and sickly little girl, is brought from India to her mysterious uncle’s sprawl...
Lexile Measure: 950
Series: Modern Library Classics
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library (November 11, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1590738
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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...
on the Yorkshire moors. Mary continues in her self-absorbed ways until one day she discovers a hidden and neglected garden adjoining her uncle’s mansion. When she meets Ben Weatherstaff, a curt but gentle gardener, and discovers her hidden-away invalid cousin, Colin Craven, the three come together to tend the garden, and Mary’s life—as well as the lives of those around her—begins to change in unforeseen ways.This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the first American edition published in 1911.Praise for The Secret Garden“It is only the exceptional author who can write a book about children with sufficient skill, charm, simplicity, and significance to make it acceptable to both young and old. Mrs. Burnett is one of the few thus gifted.”—The New York Times