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The Annotated Secret Gardenby Frances Hodgson Burnett
Unlock the secret to the Secret Garden with this beautifully geeked-out version. A cram-course, delivered with entertaining notes and packed with illustrations from dozens of artists, this book offers a peek into the world of Burnett's classic. A must-read for any children's-book geek.
Synopses & Reviews
Frances Hodgson Burnett was famous in her time for her adult novels and her forays into children's literature with and , her story of an orphan girl who moves from India to the British countryside, has become a favorite book of every generation thereafter. Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, the author of the definitive biography of Burnett, brings out aspects of Burnett's life that led her to write the book, details of the Victorian England time period, attitudes toward children, and Burnett's spiritual leanings. Gerzina captures the magical nature of the tale and the coming together of three children through restoring a hidden garden. With over one hundred illustrations, many in vibrant color, is an enchanting gift for any child or for any adult who is still a feisty child underneath.
The much-loved tale read by generations of children, now annotated and with over one hundred stunning illustrations.
About the Author
Gretchen Holbrook Gerzinais a professor of English at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Frances Hodgson Burnett, Black London, Carrington, and the forthcoming Looking for Bijah and Lucy. She lives near Hanover, New Hampshire.
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