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The Secret Garden

  • List Price: $4.50
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  • Seller:AnnTalbot
  • Sales Rank:4,449,165
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Mass Market Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:288
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.3
  • Dimensions (in):6.7 x 4.2 x 0.6
  • Publication Date:November 1, 1989
  • ISBN:0440977096
  • EAN:9780440977094
  • ASIN:0440977096
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Synopsis
What secrets lie behind the doors at  Misselthwaite Manor? Recently arrived at her uncle's estate,  orphaned Mary Lennox is spoiled, sickly, and  certain she won't enjoy living there. Then she discovers  the arched doorway into an overgrown garden, shut  up since the death of her aunt ten years earlier.  Mary soon begins transforming it into a thing of  beauty--unaware that she is changing  too.



But Misselthwaite hides another secret, as  Mary discovers one night. High in a dark room, away  from the rest of the house, lies her young cousin,  Colin, who believes he is an incurable invalid,  destined to die young. His tantrums are so  frightful, no one can reason with him. If only, Mary hopes,  she can get Colin to love the secret garden as  much as she does, its magic will work wonders on him.
Amazon.com Review
Mistress Mary is quite contrary until she helps her garden grow. Along the way, she manages to cure her sickly cousin Colin, who is every bit as imperious as she. These two are sullen little peas in a pod, closed up in a gloomy old manor on the Yorkshire moors of England, until a locked-up garden captures their imaginations and puts the blush of a wild rose in their cheeks; "It was the sweetest, most mysterious-looking place any one could imagine. The high walls which shut it in were covered with the leafless stems of roses which were so thick, that they matted together.... 'No wonder it is still,' Mary whispered. 'I am the first person who has spoken here for ten years.'" As new life sprouts from the earth, Mary and Colin's sour natures begin to sweeten. For anyone who has ever felt afraid to live and love, The Secret Garden's portrayal of reawakening spirits will thrill and rejuvenate. Frances Hodgson Burnett creates characters so strong and distinct, young readers continue to identify with them even 85 years after they were conceived. (Ages 9 to 12)

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