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The Secret Garden (Puffin Classics) (Paperback)

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This book has a vivid atmosphere (a rainy Yorkshire moor, beautiful language, and one of my favorite characters in classic literature (Dickon!). And, provided you can ignore the imperialist bits, this story still has a meaningful message for children and adults today.

— Kaley


After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly she turns the key and enters a world she could never have imagined. With a heartwarming introduction by Sophie Dahl, The Secret Garden is one of the twenty best-loved classic stories being launched in the Puffin Classics series in March 2015.

About the Author

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester. She had a very poor upbringing and used to escape from the horror of her surroundings by writing stories. In 1865 her family emigrated to the USA where she married and became the successful author of many children's books including Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess.

Praise For…

“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780141321066
ISBN-10: 0141321067
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: March 27th, 2008
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Puffin Classics

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