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The Secret Garden (Paperback)

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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....more
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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.

Frances Hodgson Burnett lived from 1849 to 1924. She was born in Manchester and lived in great poverty after the death of her father in 1853. She escaped the horror of her surroundings by writing stories and often returned to a rags-to-riches or a riches-to-rags theme. In 1865 her family accepted a relative’s invitation to emigrate to America. They were still poor but the wide open spaces of Tennesssee were better than the slums of Manchester. Frances had to earn money so began writing short pieces for American magazines. In 1873 she married Dr Swan Burnett, and it was under her married name that she became a world-famous children’s writer.

Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote over forty books; the two that are best-known today are The Secret Garden and Little Lord Fauntleroy. In later life she became rather eccentric, turned to spiritualism and mystic cults and took to wearing frilly clothes and titian-coloured wigs – this earned her the nickname ‘Fluffy’.

Author:
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
Series Title:
Puffin Classics
Genre:
JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
Genre Detail:
Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
Audience:
Children/juvenile
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
340
Language:
English
Publisher:
Puffin
Publish Date:
03/27/2008
Copyright Year:
2008
ISBN:
9780141321066
Height:
7.25 in
Wdth:
5.0 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.7 lb
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