This robin leads Mary to discover the secret garden, the space through which she is more fully able to ex~ perience the healing processes of nature. In the secret garden, Mary has “a world all of her own” (Burnett 95), a place where she ...
Author: Jackie C. Horne
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Frances Hodgson Burnett gained famed not only as an author of social fictions and romances but also for writing the immensely popular children's novel Little Lord Fauntleroy. She seemed an unlikely candidate to pen a quiet, realistic, and unsentimental paean to disagreeable children and the natural world, which has the power to heal them. But it is precisely these qualities that have garnered The Secret Garden both a continued audience and a central place in the canon of children's literature for a century. In Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden: A Children's Classic at 100, some of the most respected scholars of children's literature consider Burnett's seminal work from modern critical perspectives. Contributors examine the works and authors that influenced Burnett, identify authors who have drawn on The Secret Garden in their writing, and situate the novel in historical and theoretical contexts. These essays push beyond the themes that have tended to occupy the majority of academic scholars who have written about The Secret Garden to date. In doing so, they approach the text from theoretical perspectives that allow new light to illuminate old debates. Scholars and students of children's literature, women's literature, transcontinental literature, and the Victorian/Edwardian period will find in this collection refreshing new looks at a children's classic.
If I couldn't keep secrets from th' other lads, secrets about foxes' cubs, an' birds' nests, an' wild things' holes, there'd be naught safe on th' moor. MARY: (She clutches his sleeve.) I've stolen a garden. It isn't mine.
Author: Erin Detrick
Publisher: Stage Partners
Orphaned young Mary Lennox finds herself in the charge of a mysterious uncle, in a mysterious house, on the desolate moor in England. Bored and lonely, she starts exploring the gardens and uncovers a secret that has been kept for ten years. But why is everyone here keeping secrets? And who is crying in the house late at night? As spring arrives, the power of nature begins to unlock a beautiful new world for Mary and the inhabitants of the house. Told imaginatively with a chorus that brings the gardens and house to life, it may be performed with a large or small cast as desired. Drama One-act. 45-55 minutes 9-40 actors
INTRODUCTION: THE. SECRET. GARDEN. AND. THE. MAGIC. OF. FOOD. should see 'em all,” Martha said. “There's twelve of us an'my father only gets sixteen shilling a week. I can tell you my mother's put it to get porridge for 'em all.
Author: Amy Cotler
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
Experience the magic and enchantment of The Secret Garden whenever you like, right at home in your kitchen. The Secret Garden Cookbook, now newly revised, is the only cookbook that celebrates the delicious and comforting foods that play such an important role in the novel and its world. Frances Hodgson Burnett's wonderful tale The Secret Garden celebrates its young heroine, Mary Lennox, as she brings an abandoned garden back to life. It also delights in good food, robust appetites, and the health and strength they can bring. It describes a world where water, light, and loving care bring soil and plants back to life—and also one in which fresh milk, homemade currant buns, and hearty, simple fare renew and bring pleasure to the novel's complex and fascinating characters. Amy Cotler serves up in these pages 50 recipes, all updated for the modern kitchen, that are at once true to Mary's world and completely appealing for today's tastes. You will find a bounty of baked things, including English Crumpets, Cozy Currant Buns, Jam Roly Poly, Dough Cakes with Cinnamon and Sugar, and The Best Sticky Gingerbread Parkin. (A parkin is a cake rich in molasses, honey, and sugar that often is served on Guy Fawkes Day.) There is more-substantial and savory fare for teatime and dinnertime, too, and for breakfast and brunch, along with drinks and snacks for the daily whirl—all guaranteed to keep the magic of this beloved tale alive for years to come. The Secret Garden Cookbook is an essential companion—and the pitch-perfect gift—for anyone, young or old, who loves the book.
Author: Frances Hodgson BurnettPublish On: 2007-11-27
"The Secret Garden should be on every child's bookshelf."—Amanda Craig, The Time An enchanting story of transformation and compassion, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden is widely considered to be one of the most important ...
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Category: Juvenile Fiction
"The Secret Garden should be on every child's bookshelf."—Amanda Craig, The Time An enchanting story of transformation and compassion, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden is widely considered to be one of the most important works of children’s literature. After her parents die of cholera, Mary Lennox, a difficult and sickly little girl, is brought from India to her mysterious uncle’s sprawling estate on the Yorkshire moors. Mary continues in her self-absorbed ways until one day she discovers a hidden and neglected garden adjoining her uncle’s mansion. When she meets Ben Weatherstaff, a curt but gentle gardener, and discovers her hidden-away invalid cousin, Colin Craven, the three come together to tend the garden, and Mary’s life—as well as the lives of those around her—begins to change in unforeseen ways. This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the first American edition published in 1911. Praise for The Secret Garden “It is only the exceptional author who can write a book about children with sufficient skill, charm, simplicity, and significance to make it acceptable to both young and old. Mrs. Burnett is one of the few thus gifted.”—The New York Times
She had been about to go into her secret garden when she heard a strange whistling noise from behind a hedge. Creeping closer, she saw a boy of about twelve who was playing a wooden pipe. And how wonderful – gathered around him to ...
Author: Michelle Harrison
Publisher: Hachette UK
Orphaned Mary Lennox doesn't want to live on the moors in a dark and gloomy mansion. The only thing that interests her is the story of the secret garden which her uncle has locked up forever. But then she finds a key ... Will Mary bring the garden back to life and discover the other secret Misselthwaite Manor is hiding? The Secret Garden is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 8-9 years
Even though Mary knew nothing about gardening , it seemed to her as if they did not have enough room to grow . Mary found a sharp piece of wood and weeded out the weeds and grass until she made a clear place around them . 4.
It seems entirely appropriate that she should have been working on a series of articles about gardening when she fell seriously ill and died on 29 October 1924 . Surprisingly , The Secret Garden made no great immediate impression when ...
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Juvenile Fiction
An orphan, sent from India to England to live with her unpleasant uncle, discovers an abandoned and unusual garden on the north country estate.
Author: Frances Hodgson BurnettPublish On: 2017-12-05
And as the garden blooms, for the first time in her life, Mary discovers friendship. This is where the magic begins... 'The mystery element kept me turning the pages but it was the superb characterisation that made the story stay with me.
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Category: Juvenile Fiction
'She put her hand in her pocket, drew out the key, and found it fitted the keyhole . . . she held back the swinging curtain of ivy and pushed back the door which opened slowly. Then she slipped through it, looking about her and breathing quite fast with excitement and wonder and delight. She was standing inside the secret garden' Everybody at Misselthwaite Manor agrees that Mary Lennox is the most disagreeable child they have ever met. Pale, selfish and spoilt, the ten-year-old orphan has been sent from India to her uncle's estate and she is determined to hate everything about it. But the isolated house on the Yorkshire moors holds secrets that Mary cannot resist exploring: pitiful crying that echoes down the corridors at night and a hidden walled garden. When a robin leads Mary to the buried key, not only is the garden unlocked, but also her heart. And as the garden blooms, for the first time in her life, Mary discovers friendship. This is where the magic begins... 'The mystery element kept me turning the pages but it was the superb characterisation that made the story stay with me. It taught me that it's never too late to remake yourself into someone better' Malorie Blackman 'There is an old-fashioned tenderness and joy to it; the sense that magic happens if you are observant and quiet and know it will' Sophie Dahl A collection that will be coveted by children and adults alike, this list is the best in children's literature, curated by Virago. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (The Dark Horse, An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden, The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The Psammead Trilogy, The Bastable Trilogy, The Railway Children), L. M. Montgomery (The Anne of Green Gables series) and Susan Coolidge (The What Katy Did Trilogy). Discover Virago Children's Classics.
Now I knew what all that garden hose was for. The plants were cleverly hidden, but they needed water. I admired the camouflage and all the hard work it must have taken to create such a beautiful secret garden.
Author: Chuck Allen Jr.
For more than 160 years, the cannabis industry was a valued and trusted friend of the American people. Thirty-one consecutive presidents, including George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, didn’t have a problem with the cannabis plant. It was the most valued commodity traded for on the free market until 1937. In Secrets of the Cannabis Industry, author Chuck Allen Jr. provides a look at the cannabis industry and the men and women who risk their family, friends, and freedom to work within it. Each chapter narrates a story from the subculture of cannabis entrepreneurs. There’s Professor Muzzo, who unknowingly helped one of his students achieve financial success by selling a popular fast-food item spiced with a secret ingredient; a postal employee with a secret garden in his basement; an entrepreneur who made a fortune selling franchises for indoor-growing opportunities; and a fireman’s wife who owned a video store with extra-special movie-rental benefits. Secrets of the Cannabis Industry considers the courage and the determination of these entrepreneurs and shares the secrets of how they became independent and financially successful in the cannabis industry.