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The Secret Garden, A Watermill Classic

Frances Hodgson Burnett

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ISBN 10: 0816725594 / ISBN 13: 9780816725595
Published by Watermill Press, 1998
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: The Secret Garden, A Watermill Classic

Publisher: Watermill Press

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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An orphan, sent from India to England to live with her unpleasant uncle, discovers an abandoned and unusual garden on the north country estate

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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 truculent as she. These two are sullen little peas in a pod, cooped up in a gloomy old manor on the Yorkshire moors, 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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