Description : An orphan, sent from India to England to live with her unpleasant uncle, discovers an abandoned and unusual garden on the north country estate.
Description : This Ladybird Classic is an abridged retelling of the classic story of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, making it perfect for introducing the story to younger children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone. Beautiful new illustrations throughout bring the magic of this classic story to a new generation of children.
Description : Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this novel. All sentences are from the novel. Figurative language includes: ". . . the wide bleak moor was a wide expanse of black ocean . . ." ". . . the moor had begun to blow the cobwebs out of her young brain . . ." "The bulbs in the secret garden must have been much astonished." Sensory imagery includes: "Her hair was yellow and her face was yellow." "She . . . rubbed the end of her nose with the back of her hand . . ." "soft rustling flight of wings," "the fresh scent of the damp earth," "Mary drank some tea and ate a little toast and some marmalade."
Description : This wonderful series is a quick way into a range of exciting stories, from the chilling tale of Frankenstein, to the gripping adventure of Treasure Island and the powerful animal story of Call of the Wild. Fast-moving and accessible, each story is a shortened, dramatically illustrated version of the classic novel, which loses none of the strength and flavour of the original.
Description : Although Frances Hodgson Burnett published numerous works for an adult readership, she is mainly remembered today for three novels written for children: Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886), A Little Princess (1905) and The Secret Garden (1911). This volume is dedicated to The Secret Garden. The articles address a wide range of issues, including the representation of the garden in Burnett’s novel in the context of cultural history; the relationship between the concept of nature and female identity; the idea of therapeutic places; the notion of redemptive children in The Secret Garden and Little Lord Fauntleroy; the concept of male identity; constructions of ‘Otherness’ and the redefinition of Englishness; film and anime versions of Burnett’s classic; Noel Streatfeild’s The Painted Garden as a rewriting of The Secret Garden; attitudes towards food in children’s classics and Burnett’s novel in the context of Edwardian girlhood fiction and the tradition of the female novel of development.
Description : This fascinating study grew out of the author's abiding interest in gardening as a metaphor for the process of individuation.