The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The Secret Garden

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Narrator: Finola Hughes

Unabridged: 8 hr 22 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 12/14/2010

Genre: Children & Young Adults Fiction - Social Issues - Friendship

Synopsis

Few children's classics can match the charm and originality of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, the unforgettable story of sullen, sulky Mary Lennox, "the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen." When a cholera epidemic leaves her as an orphan, Mary is sent to England to live with her reclusive uncle, Archibald Craven, at Misselthwaite Manor. Unloved and unloving, Mary wanders the desolate moors until one day she chances upon the door of a secret garden. What follows is one of the most beautiful tales of transformation in children's literature, as Mary her sickly and tyrannical cousin Colin and a peasant boy named Dickson secretly strive to make the garden bloom once more.

A unique blend of realism and magic, The Secret Garden remains a moving expression of every child's need to nurture and be nurtured—a story that has captured for all time the rare and enchanted world of childhood.


From the Paperback edition.

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