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The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett Overview

When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary's only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret g When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary's only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. One day, with the help of two unexpected companions, she discovers a way in. Is everything in the garden dead, or can Mary bring it back to life?

Frances Hodgson Burnett

About The Secret Garden Description

Frances Eliza Hodgson was the daughter of ironmonger Edwin Hodgson, who died three years after her birth, and his wife Eliza Boond. She was educated at The Select Seminary for Young Ladies and Gentleman until the age of fifteen, at which point the family ironmongery, then being run by her mother, failed, and the family emigrated to Knoxville, Tennessee. Here Hodgson began to write, in order to sup

Data Book The Secret Garden

Original Title The Secret Garden ISBN 0517189607 (ISBN13: 9780517189603 ) Edition Language English Characters Mary Lennox, Colin Craven, Dickon Sowerby, Martha Sowerby, Ben Weatherstaff...more , Archibald Craven, Lilias Craven, Susan Sowerby, Mrs. Medlock, Dr. Craven...less setting Yorkshire, England Literary Awards Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1958) (13)