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The Secret Garden | [Frances Hodgson Burnett]

The Secret Garden

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

Public Domain ©2010 Listening Library

What the Critics Say

"This adaptation has its own special appeal. Although considerably shorter than the original, it remains faithful to the plot." (Booklist)

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    Kelly 05-09-12
    Kelly 05-09-12 Member Since 2011

    I am a lover of good stories, a mom, a wife, and an educator.

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    My children (ages 10 and 6) and I recently listened to The Secret Garden. The narrator (Finola Hughes) was lovely. I loved her delivery of the characters' voices, especially those with Yorkshire accents. It affected my children such that they were practicing their accents and talking to each other using Yorkshire expressions in the days we were listening to the book!

    The story is as rich and full of life as the secret garden itself. I longed to meet the characters personally and experience the same magic they children felt in the garden.

    All three of us hated for the book to end.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Claudia Roswell, GA, United States 04-02-13
    Claudia Roswell, GA, United States 04-02-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Children's classic with a great story."
    What did you love best about The Secret Garden?

    It is just a great story which I had not read for decades. I truly enjoyed listening to it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret Garden?

    The scene when Mary confronts Collin is very memorable. That is where the story turns.


    What about Finola Hughes’s performance did you like?

    I listened to several samples before choosing this reader. She has an English accent that is very understandable and easy to listen to. It was an excellent performance for the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book did make me laugh at times.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy going back and listening to a children's classic occasionally. I would definitely recommend this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beam Kanchanaburi, Thailand 09-03-12
    Beam Kanchanaburi, Thailand 09-03-12
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    Well... the story is fair interesting and easy to understand. She is not my favourite narrator but she is very cheerful and her overall performance is quite good.

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    Amanda 01-24-11
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    "The Secret Garden"

    The "handles" in this book are VERY LIMITED - - - because 2011 is so ADVANCED in Literary Review - - But it speaks of a time - long past - when "wishes can come true" - - despite 21st century ANYTHING!

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    One of my favourite books let down by a wooden narrator. The book didn't flow and felt stilted, shame.

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