The Secret Garden

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Grades 4 - 8Grades 5 - 10U6.380398

When Mary Lennox's parents die from cholera in India, the spoiled orphan is transplanted to her uncle's 600-year-old gloomy and secretive estate in England. She is certain that she is destined for misery at Misselthwaite Manor. When Mary meets the old groundskeeper, he is the first to tell her what he thinks of her: "We was wove out of th' same cloth. We're neither of us good lookin' an' we're both of us as sour as we look. We've got the same nasty tempers, both of us, I'll warrant." However, Mary soon discovers an arched doorway into an overgrown garden that has been locked shut since the death of her aunt ten years earlier. Fate grants Mary access to the secret garden and she begins transforming it into a thing of beauty-unaware that she, too, is changing.

Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on September 1, 2011 by Barnes & Noble Inc
ISBN-10: 1435133447
ISBN-13: 9781435133440
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  • wiccanbat666
    wiccanbat666Monday, July 2, 2018 at 1:15 pm55 starsFeatured
    I know this book seems out of place among the fare I usually read, but hey, all I can say is that I like what I like. There is some intangible quality to this book that really strikes a chord in me. The whole idea of that sickly child being healed with love, attention, and (forgive me an LDS joke) wholesome recreational activities, just somehow speaks Truth to me. I think this book has strong application to today's problems with the rising generation.
    • SAVANNAH 12Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 9:07 am
      This is a great book ive read it countless times
      • mimi10
        mimi10Monday, December 11, 2017 at 1:31 pm55 stars
        This is a great book! It’s about a girl who discovers life of not being spoiled. She also discovers a key to a garden.
        • klbaek26
          klbaek26Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 3:45 am55 stars
          I loved the book Secret Garden!!!!!
          • awesomeuser
            awesomeuserMonday, March 20, 2017 at 6:12 pm55 stars
            I saw the movie and then just had to read the book. I love it so far and totally can't wait to finish it. Bottom line, it's an awesome book!
            • oreoshershey
              oreoshersheyMonday, September 26, 2016 at 1:08 pm
              I love this book it such a beautiful story I feel bad for Mary in the beginning because her parents die but the end is happy.
              • ttre10
                ttre10Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11:33 am
                because I had it and it looked cool.
                • zzzxxx
                  zzzxxxSunday, April 3, 2016 at 9:52 am22 stars
                  I recommend this book for younger ages, especially when you have the 'Junior Classics for Young Readers' edition of this book. It wasn't the best to me because I like books where you have up and down thrilling adventures, and mysteries and that, to me, just wasn't included in this book. If you like up and down thrilling adventures and mystery books then I do not recommend this book for you, otherwise if you don't like that stuff in books, I recommend this book for you.
                  • lucydisney
                    lucydisneyThursday, January 21, 2016 at 3:28 pm33 stars
                    The Secret Garden is a realistic fiction book written by Fraces Hodgson Burnett. It is not very exciting, but does have wonderful characters and a good story line.
                    • starwarsgirl
                      starwarsgirlSaturday, January 16, 2016 at 10:24 am55 stars
                      I love this book its so interesting its cool how Mary finds Colen I feel bad for colen he thinks he's going to die :-( but boy is he wrong he's still sick but at least he gets better its cool how Mary finds Colen when she heres him crying and fallows the noise i like ho you can amagen the garden so well with no pictures so red this book its really good.