The Secret Garden: Special Edition with Tasha Tudor Art and Bonus Materials

The Secret Garden: Special Edition with Tasha Tudor Art and Bonus Materials


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Celebrate an unforgettable classic with this paperback edition featuring the timeless art of Tasha Tudor. Just in time for the movie adaptation starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters!

This gorgeous paperback includes Tasha Tudor’s iconic illustrations, an extended author biography, activities, and more, making it the perfect collector’s edition or a wonderful gift for young readers.

When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors.

The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary's only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. With the help of two unexpected companions, Mary discovers a way in—and becomes determined to bring the garden back to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064401883
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/21/2010
Series: HarperClassics
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 9,192
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Frances Hodgson Burnett was a born storyteller. Even as a young child, her greatest pleasure was in making up stories and acting them out, using her dolls as characters. She wrote over forty books, including the classic A Little Princess, also illustrated by Tasha Tudor.

Tasha Tudor's detailed, delicate artwork has been cherished by millions of readers. She illustrated nearly one hundred books, and received multiple awards and honors, including two Caldecott Honors.

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The Secret Garden: Special Edition with Tasha Tudor Art and Bonus Materials 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a girl who is so mean and cruel and she is sent to her uncle's house. There she meets her maid, Ben Merryweather, a lovely bird, and lots of others. She has so many nice adventures. I loved this book because it was really sweet and you can read it any time you want, even if you are an adult!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've always enjoyed this book, espesally now. I plan on having my own Secret Graden. I wanted to rate this book more, but this website wouldn't let me. If I could've made it bigger, i would've put down 1000! I would recamend this book for people who just want to keep they're secrets somwhere.
marcejewels on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From my blogWhat a sweet story. The children, Mary, Colin and Dickon are delightful, so genuine. I loved reading about the tantrums, creative minds, friendship, being brave and the 'magic'. The best part of this book is that even though it was published in 1910 it is perfect for today also. I especially recommend for wealthy friends, celebrity children, children moving to a new culture and children that feel different for any reason. There is a message that adults will love and children will get in an exciting way without them feeling like they are learning something. Learning about the importance of being personable and positive. The Secret Garden is so special and I think the reader can take unique significance from the experiences they had from the Garden, their very own shared secret. There are so many special moments and favourite scenes. The Secret Garden is the old and new combined becoming their future. Just lovely.A favourite quote of mine. Delightful, just shows how charming at times this is.......'Is the spring coming?' he said. 'What is it like? You don't see it in rooms if you are ill.''It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the earth, ' said Mary.
eheleneb3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After both her parents are killed by the cholera in India, ten year old Mary Lennox arrives in England to live at her mysterious uncle¿s home in Yorkshire. The daughter of an English government official and his socialite wife, she has been both spoiled and neglected all her life and is completely lacking social graces. She¿s a cold and emotionless little girl; she does not cry when her parents and all her servants die, she never laughs and she is unable to play with children her own age when she has the opportunity. Her new residence, Misselthwaite Manor, is a dark, gloomy place unfit for children. Her only avenue for entertainment is to bundle up every morning and take to the manor¿s gardens and the gusty, wide-open Yorkshire moors. Being a ¿sour¿ and ¿contrary¿ child, Mary hates it and sees no value in it.And yet¿after several days of being outside in the sunshine and fresh air, she begins to gain an appetite and to sleep better. She begins to look forward to going outside and she makes friends with a crotchety old gardener and a local, Pied Piper-type boy. When she hears a story about a ¿secret¿ garden that¿s been locked up for ten years, she makes it her mission to find a way into the garden and to have a bit of earth of her own. How she finds it and what ensues after she does is the enchanting story of The Secret Garden. It¿s a simple book, really¿It presents the idea of spirituality through nature and friendship and illustrates the effect of the warm sun and fresh air and good food on sickly, neglected children who had no hope of ever being happy. After rereading it I¿ve realized what a substantial influence it has had on my life. It¿s an excellent book for children and adults alike. Probably best read outside, just as spring is on its way.
AngelaG86 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite childhood books, about a young girl named Mary who is sent to live with her recluse Uncle in England after her parents die in India. She befriends her spoiled cousin and a local common boy, and together they discover an abandoned garden.
name99 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The first in my plan to listen to some children's books, either those I enjoyed as a youngster, or those I heard about but never got round to reading.I know I read this when younger, but remembered nothing of it. This time round, however, I must say I found it charming. There's the reinforcement of the existing political structure you expect in any children's book, so in this Victorian work the fact that some are landed aristocracy and some are servants is never questioned, but beyond that the story is sweet, far from cliched, and would, I imagine, without being preachy, quietly inspire a young reader to try to better him- or herself.
kewpie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite books growing up. While set in a "realistic" historical setting, I thought it was more of a fairy tale. The Manor was like an old spooky castle, the grounds were like an enchanted forest. Dicken was a puckish sprite, his sister somewhat like a fairy godmother. One thing I found appealing about the book was that Mary could be grouchy and sullen. She could throw amazing temper trantrums. She had a very unconventional personality for a little girl. Even when her temper improved, she still did things that she wasn't suposed to do. She played in the dirt, was curious and was never really sweet.
andyle130 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked the way Mary changed her additude, on the first time she was mean and crooked all the time but her parents died on a disease in her house so she had to move to an place in Europ in a moor.She found a garden that has been lock up by the house owner because his wife died by falling down a tree. She made friend and grow flowers and made the garden beautiful
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i read this book for a book report and i just loved it! If u r a big reader like me than read this book!!! I know i loved it and u could also.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that The Secret Garden is a good book! I wouldn't choose any other book than this for something as heart warming than this and it is very adventurous.Mary starts out all mad after both her parents die. Around the beginning Mary moves to her uncles place and that night she hears crying coming from a corridor and she goes to find out who it was and she finds out that her uncle has a son who has never once set foot outside. the next day her servant helped her get dressed and she finds someone hiding from her but she or he does not reveal themselves.The next day she figures out who had been running away from her. His name is Dickon, who lives on a farm.Mary and Dickon find out about the secret garden.In the middle her uncle goes someplace while her cousin Cullen gets entertained by Mary.The next day Mary gets to speak to her uncle ' May I have any unwanted land to plant things on?' asked Mary, and Mary's uncle said 'sure. Now leave!'. Mary tells Dickon about it the next day. At the end Mary's uncle comes back unexpectedly and finds out about what Cullen, Mary, and Dickon did to the secret garden. Before all that had happened Mary and Dickon taught Cullen how to walk and Mary's uncle is surprised when he finds out. It is a great book if you are emotion or passionate, or likes some sad to begin with and turns into a happy ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read quite often, and this book has taken me 2 weeks to read. I started reading it on a car trip, but didn't complete it. It's a very realistic book, not for the science fiction type. If your a young reader (younger than 8) I wouldn't suggest it. They use some Yorkshire/English accented language.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful and heartwarming story that anyone would enjoy.I totally reccomend this book and think you should consider buying it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is like an awsome book! im in the 9th grade and love it! it shows real courage and a changed person! I think everyone should read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Secret Garden by Frances Hogson Burnett is a four star book. The four stars represent the feelings and emotions the book sends to the reader. Not only does The Secret Garden have a dark and mysterious storyline, it also has a love plot behind it all. The story is different from real life. It¿s interesting to read about someone else who has a totally different perspective on life. While reading this book you never know what is going to happen next, which is very exciting and will make you want to read more. It is almost like the story has two personalities that you can¿t figure out because of all the things hidden between the lines. Mary is such a unique character, and has a major affect on how the story turns out. She isn¿t like normal children, in good and bad ways. When I first begin the book, I see a dark and gloomy setting. Though, more towards the middle I see that the garden has bloomed and puts a new bright color into the picture. I give The Secret Garden a four star rating also because no matter what, Mary never gives up. I believe that perseverance is a major characteristic that you will need all though your life, and this book shows it. Mary is a great influence on children who have been through rough times. Though, Mary is the trouble-maker at Misselthwaite Manor, she shows how believing in what you think is right turns out to the best. The Little Princess is another book that will capture your emotions with a mixture of love and disagreements. I am an 8th grade student and I love to play soccer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best stories in history. Really meaningful, and suspense will take over your minds. All about Mary Lennox, an ill tempered child, who moves with her uncle. There at her uncle's house, she helps her cousin regain confidence, and along the way there is a mysterious secret garden with some history........
Guest More than 1 year ago
Has a good lesson for kids! So sweet and a little romantic!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Secret Garden is a good book and it has a good lesson that every child should take in. It took long to read but it was worth it.