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The Secret Garden Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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I think this is a wonderful book for any young child to read. The characters are good and the story is so beautiful.
It's the story of Mary Lennox, who grew up in India, extremely spoiled by the servants, whose only job was to keep her quiet and out of the way of her parents. After her parents die she's sent to live with her uncle in England, a crotchety old man mourning the loss of his wife, who also wants nothing to do with her. Lonely, spoiled Mary explores the manor and the garden, finding all sorts of hidden secrets as well as her own happiness.
A must-read for children and adults. It's the kind of story that just makes you feel warm and comfortable inside.
In case you are unfamiliar with the story, it is the tale of a peevish, spoiled and sullen orphan girl, MARY LENOX, who comes to live in the home of her mysterious and emotionally distant uncle. She meets her sickly cousin, Colin, a young boy, hidden away from the world and convinced he is dying. Hidden behind a huge stone wall is a Secret Garden which is discovered by the girl,Mary; a garden as neglected and in need of care as these two children. As they bring the garden back to life, they bring themselves back to life as well, discovering joy and friendship in an enchanting and wonderful way. It really is a classic.
The characters are wonderful, especially Mary, Colin, Ben Weatherstaff and the "Yorkshire angel" Dickon. The changes that happen to both Mary and Colin throughout the book are a delight to observe.
I feel protected and happy once I've finished this book, things turn out happily, for the best and the image I have in my head of the Secret Garden surpasses anything I have ever seen in real life - and that is fine, for this is literature.
I gave it 4/5 stars only because the formatting didn't quite come out perfect (a few squares with question marks in it appeared). Still, it's easy to read despite the few errors.
The illustrations are beautiful - like something out of a fairy tale, nice size book, paper is high-quality, heavier weight. Complete, unabridged text. You can't go wrong with this book. It makes a lovely gift.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
ABRIDGED!!!! The title of this book on Amazon is "The Secret Garden (Dover Children's Thrift Classics). Read morePublished on November 2, 2013 by August
This edition with its' beautiful,sensitive,lyrical illustrations brought back all the magic of reading this book as a child. Read morePublished on March 8, 2009 by Moonshell
Since this book is a popular classic, I'm going to start off assuming that you are already familiar with the story, and you are simply looking for the right edition to buy as a... Read morePublished on December 2, 2013 by Thinking Out Loud
Five generations of my family have adored The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, albeit in different editions. Read morePublished on April 22, 2006 by Soccer Mom