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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (317,887 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Narrator: Johanna Ward Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Mary Lennox, a spoiled, ill-tempered, and unhealthy child, comes to live with her reclusive uncle in Misselthwaite Manor on the Yorkshire moors after the death of her parents. There she meets a hearty housekeeper and her spirited brother, a dour gardener, a cheerful robin, and her willful, hysterical, and sickly cousin, Master Colin, whose wails she hears echoing through the house at night. With the help of the robin, Mary finds the door to a secret garden, neglected and hidden for years. When she decides to restore the garden in secret, the story becomes a charming journey into the places of the heart, where faith restores health, flowers refresh the spirit, and the magic of the garden, coming to life anew, brings health to Colin; and to Mary, happiness.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It will rapt most children away, for after fifty years its spell is still as strong; a blend of power, beauty, vivid interest and honest goodness. Yes, if this is magic, it is good magic.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “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 eighty-five years after they were conceived.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ariel Trevino | 2/11/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. The story was very unique and had a great theme as well as incredible details. The book is about two young children who are ungrateful, selfish, and unpleasant. The young girl moves in with her sick cousin. Both the young girl and young, sick boy have terrible attitudes towards themselves, eachother, and the people around them. throughout the story they learn to appreciate eachother and what they have. They discover that they need eachothers care to overcome their previous deprivition and become god kids. They encounter a secret garden and care for eacother through their same interest in it. One thing liked about this book was that authors unique wording and details. Another thing I liked was the idea that these children needed eachother and in the end helped one another to be happy. Over all this was great, it was really exciting to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leela | 1/28/2014

    " A childhood favourite, the story of a young orphan finding herself through new friends and unexpected adventures. A secret-filled book that is as much of a page-turner now as it was when I was ten. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Buthayna | 1/27/2014

    " This is my first time reading the secret garden, and I did not even watch the cartoon series. Truly a classic. Though its a children book , I enjoyed it as an adult. The book is showing us that magic is everywhere you just have to look and enjoy. And that is exactly what happened to Mary and Colin, they changed from being spoiled and annoying kids to be loving and caring. And that we cannot be sad forever over losing a person, The kids found the secret garden and turned it from a dead sad place to living and wonderful garden though they knew this is where Colin's mother died. I thought it was a great book simple honest and clear. Contain lots of lessons to both kids and adults. And most importantly made me want to grow a garden :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Janice Slonke | 1/13/2014

    " This book a is an inspirational story of a little boy and a little girl, who, thru a secret garden, hidden and locked away, discover their joys. "

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