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Le jardin secret (original 1911; edition 2010)

by Frances H. Burnett, Rozier-Gaudriault (Illustrations), Antoine Lermuzeaux (Traduction)

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Title:Le jardin secret
Authors:Frances H. Burnett
Other authors:Rozier-Gaudriault (Illustrations), Antoine Lermuzeaux (Traduction)
Info:Folio Junior (2010), Poche, 322 pages
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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1911)

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This read was, of course, a re-read. I wore out the copy I had as a child, with its lovely illustrations by Tasha Tudor. What's interesting is what a different, but still marvelous, experience it is, reading it again almost 4 decades later. I didn't remember the beginning bit taking place in India. I could've sworn Mary visited, and brought gifts to, Martha's family's cottage. I didn't remember the ending being so abrupt.

Oddly enough, my 'favorite' bit was learning about how to tell if trees and vines are 'wick' or dead. And that part was just as I remembered it.

I read it now with a bit of an eye towards issues. For example, there are some racist comments - but they're made in innocent ignorance and/or by people who are not nice. Another example is that great store is set by beauty, esp. Mary's initial lack of it - but it is made plain that beauty is a sign of physical and 'spiritual' health. The third example of an issue is spiritual health and Christianity - and I love Susan's speech near the end in which she refers to "the Joy-Maker" who is known by many names the world over.

This edition does have a scholarly introduction. I have not read it nor do I plan to. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
There is nothing I could say that could convey how much this book (and film) belongs to my childhood. Dickon (of The History Boys fame no less!) is mesmerising, whereas May is everything little girls are but should not be. Also one of the few films to be true to the book in almost all aspects (how you portray death by cholera is anyone's guess, however.) ( )
  Xleptodactylous | Apr 7, 2015 |
In my opinion, this is a great story with so many facets. First, this story touches on tough issues such as death, loneliness, and life's uncertainties. For example, Mary's mother and father, whom she did not have a good relationship with, die suddenly from disease in India. Once Mary is sent to live with her uncle in a completely new environment, she begins to find herself with the help of a few new friends. This pushes readers to compare hard life experiences with Mary's, as well as learning about the importance of friendship and perseverance. Secondly, the characters within this story are well-developed and believable. Mary, at the start of the book is spoiled, and resistant to change. After Mary is introduced to Martha, the maid, and her son, Dickon, Marys outlook on her surrounds begin to change. Dickon is rather unusual, but in a magical sense. He is the direct opposite character of Mary, however, their stark difference grow to compliment each other. Readers will find so many relateable moments in this coming of age tale, from life lessons learned to coping with difficult moments, to finding the beauty in things, and creating friendships. ( )
  sott3 | Apr 2, 2015 |
The story starts out in India in the early 1900’s where a spoiled and neglected English girl named, Mary Lennox looses her parents to cholera and must go live with her Uncle in Yorkshire England. From there the story is about her becoming a happier, healthier child that stays outdoors all day, and befriends one of the house maids younger brothers. She also discovers that she has a cousin who she helps on his own path to becoming a happy healthy child. Together they bring a garden that has been locked away and neglected back to life.
  kacieholt | Mar 27, 2015 |
the only child of parents who never wanted her, she has never know love or affection
in all of ten years on earth will anything ever change at misselthwaite Manor, the shadowy
and bleak mansion in which she finds herself orphaned and alone.
Mary keeps up her selfish behavior until a friendly robin leads her into a secret garden.
  dezireaj.b4 | Mar 24, 2015 |
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[It] will be read with equal pleasure by young people and by those of their elders who love young things, for whom literary craftsmanship is a source of enjoyment and a quiet, beautiful tale attractive.
added by Shortride | editThe New York Times Book Review (pay site) (Sep 3, 1911)
 

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Burnett, Frances Hodgsonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hague, MichaelIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bailey, JosephineNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dahl, SophieIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gibson, FloNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hömke, FriedelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hughes, FinolaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hughes, ShirleyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ingpen, RobertIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Konigsburg, E. L.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lawrie, RobinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Maroney, VanessaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Masterman, DodieIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McCaddon, WandaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Robinson, CharlesIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
South, AnnaAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tudor, TashaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Unwin, Nora S.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen.
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And the roses – the roses! Rising out of the grass, tangled round the sundial, wreathing the tree trunks, and hanging from their branches, climbing up the walls and spreading over them with long garlands falling in cascades – they came alive day by day, hour by hour. Fair, fresh leaves and buds – and buds- tiny at first, but swelling and working Magic until they burst and uncurled into cups of scent delicately spilling themselves over their brims and filling the garden air.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 006440188X, Paperback)

Mistress Mary is quite contrary until she helps her garden grow. Along the way, she manages to cure her sickly cousin Colin, who is every bit as imperious as she. These two are sullen little peas in a pod, closed up in a gloomy old manor on the Yorkshire moors of England, until a locked-up garden captures their imaginations and puts the blush of a wild rose in their cheeks; "It was the sweetest, most mysterious-looking place any one could imagine. The high walls which shut it in were covered with the leafless stems of roses which were so thick, that they matted together.... 'No wonder it is still,' Mary whispered. 'I am the first person who has spoken here for ten years.'" As new life sprouts from the earth, Mary and Colin's sour natures begin to sweeten. For anyone who has ever felt afraid to live and love, The Secret Garden's portrayal of reawakening spirits will thrill and rejuvenate. Frances Hodgson Burnett creates characters so strong and distinct, young readers continue to identify with them even 85 years after they were conceived. (Ages 9 to 12)

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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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