Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Secret Garden

Have you ever read The Secret Garden?  Perhaps you even went and saw the movie as a child.

Either way, for some reason, this particular book captivates young children's minds, and my girls in particularly loved it.  They loved it so much that as soon as I was done reading, at the very suggestion that they could watch it as a movie, they became overcome with excitement.  It also made for a very nice relaxing quiet afternoon as I folded up the washing.

  • Author/s:  Novelisation and adaption by Jan Carr.  Original story by: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Ilustrator:  Color photographs from the movie included.
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 90
  • Vendor: Fantail Books
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Ages: 7-12

  • When Mary arrives all alone from India to live in her Uncle's forbidding house on the moors, she finds herself surrounded by mysteries.  Then she discovers the key to a secret garden that has been untouched for years.  As the garden weaves its magic spell, a new exciting world opens up for Mary and all those who enter it.

    I did have to puddle jump a couple of tiny lines, but overall a nice, quick, and easy read.  

    Hopefully all these quick and easy reads will lay the foundation for a greater love of classical literature that they will want to read the originals from when they get older.  


    1. We loved the original version of this. Have you read Little Lord Fauntleroy ?

    2. Which movie version did you watch? There are several. My girls also loved the original.

    3. Chareen: I have read some of Little Lord Fauntleroy - but many years ago. That would be a great one to read to the girls. :o)

      Jehane: I have no idea what movie version it was, except that it was an "old" one.


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