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Publisher Comments:

Published to coincide with the 2011 centennial of The Secret Garden's publication, this Penguin Threads edition of the classic children's tale includes cover art by Jillian Tamaki and deluxe french flaps.

Commissioned by award-winning Penguin art director Paul Buckley, the Penguin Threads series debuts with cover art by Jillian Tamaki for three gift-worthy Penguin Classics. Sketched out in a traditional illustrative manner, then hand stitched using needle and thread, the final covers are sculpt embossed for a tactile, textured, and beautiful book design that will appeal to the Etsy(tm)-loving world of handmade crafts.

The Penguin Classics Deluxe series has been celebrated for its unique packaging and innovative design. The books of the Penguin Threads series will make truly special gifts and will be welcome additions to any craft or literature lover's collection.

Synopsis:

Puffin Classics: the stories you love, the name you trust.

“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.”

Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to settle in and make friends at boarding school. But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father again, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury, for hard work and a room in the attic. Will she find that kindness and generosity are all the riches she truly needs?

Synopsis:

This beloved Roald Dahl title is now available in a gorgeous hardcover classic edition.

Matilda is a brilliant and sensitive child, but her parents think of her only as a nuisance. When one day she is attacked by her odious headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, Matilda suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to avenge herself!

About the Author

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’.

Alison Lurie is the author of many highly praised novels, including The War Between the Tates, The Truth About Lorin Jones (Prix Femina Etranger), and Foreign Affairs (Pulitzer Prize for fiction). Her most recent book was Familiar Spirits. She teaches writing, folklore, and literature at Cornell University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142424278
Author:
Dahl, Roald
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Author:
Lawrie, Robin
Author:
Blake, Quentin
Author:
Terrazzini, Daniela Jaglenka
Author:
Rust, Graham
Author:
Tamaki, Jillian
Author:
McNulty, Faith
Author:
Brown, Janet
Author:
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
Author:
Baum, L. Frank
Author:
Hautzig, Deborah
Author:
Montgomery, L. M.
Author:
Carabetta, Natalie
Author:
Gilbert, Sandra M.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
text exemplar; exemplar text; classic; nature; garden
Subject:
exemplar text; text exemplar; oz; dorothy; classic; wizard; wicked; cloth
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Puffin Classics
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
5 x 7 x 1 in 0.5 lb
Age Level:
from 7

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Puffin Classics: the stories you love, the name you trust.

“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.”

Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to settle in and make friends at boarding school. But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father again, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury, for hard work and a room in the attic. Will she find that kindness and generosity are all the riches she truly needs?

"Synopsis" by ,
This beloved Roald Dahl title is now available in a gorgeous hardcover classic edition.

Matilda is a brilliant and sensitive child, but her parents think of her only as a nuisance. When one day she is attacked by her odious headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, Matilda suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to avenge herself!

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