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The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett

Action, adventure and romance

Mary was brought up in India but when her parents died she moved to a big country house in England.  She didn’t like it there.  She was bored and lonely.  Then one day she was having a stroll in one of the gardens and found an unusual door hidden behind some ivy.  After finding the key, she went to open the door and what she saw was beautiful.

Sally Berrisford Hawkes, 4TR (2016)



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16 comments on “The Secret Garden

  1. llincoln says:

    A girl called Mary moves to a giant house and discovers a secret garden full of beauty.

  2. ibuglione says:

    I have only read a tiny fraction of this book but from we’re I am in the book I am starting to feel verry sorry for Mary because her parents died, everyone says she didn’t inherit her mothers beauty and rude kids in the street sing horrible rhymes about her like the poem called mistress Mary quite contrary. I may change my mind but right now I really don’t like this book.

    1. Mr Milne says:

      I bet you’ll end up loving this book – if you keep going to the end!
      Mr Milne

  3. mmaccallumhall says:

    This is an amazing book. The secret garden is a beautifully written book. The story starts with of with a spoilt child,Mary. Mary, at the start doesn’t get any attention from her parents. When she has to evacuate she is met by her strict new guardian. What will happen in this new house? Will she discover new secrets? And what was that crying sound at night?

  4. Mr Milne says:

    Few books can have as bleak a beginning as The Secret Garden. A thoroughly unpleasant young girl, Mary Lennox, is found – abandoned, forgotten and unloved – in India in the midst of a cholera outbreak that has killed both her parents. Sent to live with an uncle on the Yorkshire Moors, she grows in mind and body, guided, among others, by the down-to-earth and kind-hearted Martha and the incomparable, animal-charming Dickon (whom Mary calls “the Yorkshire angel”). Mary comes to love the beauty and solitude of the moor and the mysteries of The Secret Garden. This book was originally written for adults (or, at least, serialised in a magazine for adults) and was not especially popular at the time it was published compared with some of the author’s other works – but it is now widely considered one of the classics of children’s literature. The Secret Garden was published in 1911 and there are very extensive similarities with Joanna Spyri’s Heidi (another of the 100 books, published in 1881) – so much so that it’s hard to believe that Frances Hodgson Burnett did not read Heidi before writing her own.

  5. oharrison says:

    I have’nt read much of the book ? but I like how the story is told.???

  6. oharrison says:

    I have not read much of this

    I have not read much of this book but I like how the story is told.

  7. astrigo says:

    This book is good for all people big and small young and old.over all a wonderful book.

  8. eswayne says:

    i love this book it’s emotional in places but it has a great storyline to it and i’ve seen the movie

  9. sbogle2 says:

    Its a wonders book because there was a little boy how could not walk and his cousin how lived in India an till hear parents died.

  10. alamido says:

    i love this book and i have seen the film and it has such a good story line at the end i think it is quite emotinal but i think mary wasent quite used to being in such a big house so lovely

  11. hheyhoetedstone says:

    i love this book i read it over and over agen!i find it so thrilling

  12. Agnes Milne says:

    I enjoyed the book itself a lot but not so much the characters.

  13. dhogan says:

    I really like this book. It is a lovely calming book to read if you have nothing to do. So I recommend it very much !

  14. edixonhitchcock says:

    There is magic woven into the pages of the book! READ IT!

  15. ebarrett says:

    I found The Secret Garden ok. I found it quite enjoyable but now and then it was a little bit boring but still good. It’s all about a little girl who finds a secret garden with her friend. It is quite complicated book so I recommend it for 7+.