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  • Published: various editions.
  • Description: various editions.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 950

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 1402714599 (Sterling)
  • 069401110X (HarperTrophy)
  • 006440188X :
  • 1587260565
  • 0141321067


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The secret garden

by Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Teen Fiction, J Fiction / Burnett, Frances Hodgson

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, Pittsfield Youth, Traverwood Youth, West Youth

Additional Details

Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

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I enjoyed this book. It teaches a good lesson about selflessness. I recommend it! :)

Good story

There's a reason a number of movies have been based on this book. Totally worth reading!


This book has consistently been my favorite book for several years running. The story is very well written, and unlike some old classics it is not mind numbing. My sole complaint would be when the author has the characters start to talk in York Dialect. It makes the book harder to read, although it does have a nice affect. Mary starts out as a stubborn and difficult child, but she blossoms into a wonderful friend. This book is the best!


I really loved how discovering a secret helped change Mary from a brat to a nice girl.

Beautiful Adventure

This story combines the adventurous spirit of childhood with the delicacy of life in an elegant way. It's easy to relate to each person and creature which provides a magical feel.

My all-time favorite book

I absolutely love "The Secret Garden". It is my all-time favorite book. The amount of personal growth that Mary and Colin both go through is amazing and wonderful. The positive influences that Dickon and Martha and their mother provide help bring stability to Mary's world which has been rocked by the death of her parents, moving thousands of miles from her home, and finding out that she's not the center of the universe.

As I child I always loved the thought of finding my own secret place to hide away from the world such as the garden that Mary found. Alas, I was not as fortunate, but I can still visit those places when I re-read this book. Even as an adult, I still re-read it at least once a year. I think I'm on my 4th copy of the copy I use for reading each time as I wore the others out! If possible, find one of the beautifully illustrated versions (you might have to go to a bookstore for that) to look at some of the gorgeous illustrations.

Wonderful, amazing story for all ages!

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