Secret Garden

Secret Garden

Book - 1993
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An illustrated edition of this children's classic follows Mary Lennox, a spoiled, ill-tempered girl living at her uncle's house, as she discovers a secret garden that seems to work magic.

Baker
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Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden

Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Levin Associate, 1993.
ISBN: 9780883632024
0883632020
Branch Call Number: FIC BUR

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Lindseycruz
Feb 19, 2020

I've read this book more then once and I loved it so much. It really is a magical story filled with great characters.

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gernotg
Jan 22, 2020

Our daughter started with the Little Golden Book version of this when she was two years old and loved it, and moved to a slightly abridged version by three and then soon to the full librivox audiobook version before she was four. It was her first "real" book ever, and she has listened to it dozens of times by now.

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susanchyn
Jun 17, 2019

What an incredibly wonderful book, worth reading and re-reading every several years. I resonate to different pieces each time.

Among the things that struck me this time: In the book, the ending is only about Colin and his father. Mary is completely forgotten! So odd. The movie screenplay addresses this issue.

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FishcakeUdon
Jun 02, 2019

Mary and Colin have alot of similarities.

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saji_music
Mar 28, 2019

I really love this book. I remember reading it when I was younger and got bored or lost my bookmark and gave up. But reading it again I was completely over come with joy! This book is definitely amazing, and it’s hard not to fall in love with th characters! An amazing book I would definitely recommend to an older crowd.

ArapahoeMarcia Aug 07, 2018

A classic tale of the transformative power of friendship and love. It's wonderful seeing these children flourish at last.

JCLKarynH Jun 07, 2018

A timeless children's novel about the healing power of nature, having a life purpose, and positive thinking. The illustrations by Inga Moore are delightful and have a soft, watercolor quality. A great book for adults to revisit and hopefully pass along to the next generation. There are some teachable moments about how the people of India were treated while colonized by Great Britain.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 17, 2017

The Secret Garden was a book I initially ignored due to its complex Yorkshire, but later on it was back in my hands and I flew by it in a breeze. There is no doubt as to why this is called a classic because the novel is in-depth yet precise alongside an original and complex plotline. Every character is touched by the author so lightly but it seems like they are springing out with emotion and feeling. Here it begins; the story of sour little Mary who has been spoiled to the brim by the servants in her palace in India. Used to getting what she wants and feeling devoid of emotion, Mary is neglected by her posh mother and busy father even up until a sickness spreads throughout the entire palace. Suddenly Mary is all alone and begins her journey in a world that such a sorrowful girl cannot comprehend nor adapt to. When she arrives at her guardian’s house, secrets unfold and Mary catches herself changing and brightening as she runs through the Meadow, the gardens and the meetings she has with characters. From the maid to Caleb, every character means so much and I find immense pleasure in reading through this story. I began to notice that everything that was added into this story, from the dialect to the sorrow and background of Mary all adds up and results to a significant brilliance. I recommend reading this anytime, but especially during jet lag because that’s when I most enjoyed my read! Rating 5/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

ArapahoeJeremiah Jul 01, 2017

This is a great book for all ages about the power of renewal found in nature and in friendship. Highly recommended!

PimaLib_Kids Mar 02, 2017

I like the mystery of it and helping someone learn to love again and see the beauty of how he sees the world! ~Rebecca, age 11

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Oct 18, 2013

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violet_cat_1889 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 18

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violet_butterfly_3225 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Jun 12, 2013

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Laura_X Feb 22, 2019

"Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine..."

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Falcon_12
Jun 25, 2016

“At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done--then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.”

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Kingsley Zhong
Jun 29, 2015

"Is Colin a hunchback?" Mary asked. He didn't look like one.

eldynarzu Jul 28, 2014

That night Colin slept without once awakening, and when he opened his eyes in the morning he lay still and smiled without knowing it-smiled because he felt so curiosly comfortable. It was actually nice to be awake, and he turned over and stretched his limbs luxuriously."

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MADKC4Ever
Oct 18, 2013

That night Colin slept without once awakening, and when he opened his eyes in the morning he lay still and smiled without knowing it-smiled because he felt so curiosly comfortable. It was actually nice to be awake, and he turned over and stretched his limbs luxuriously."

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Harrypotter_1
Jun 24, 2016

This book takes you through a beautiful story of a girl learning to love and care.

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Kingsley Zhong
Jun 29, 2015

This book explains when Mary goes to a new home, she is spoiled and later on she finds a friend and a place where she hides.

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