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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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It's a story a liitle girl Mary and her cousin Colin and an small sweet adventure of "the secret garden". At the beginning i thought it would be like "Alice in Wonderland", but its not.

Its a story of children who with their own enthusiasm and theories, grew better and in to wonderful people. This book will surely give the reader a certain joy, which is unexplainable...

Do read it once in life :) ( )
  PallaviSharma | May 9, 2016 |
After her parents die from a sickness, she starts an adventure through the secret garden making new friends. She becomes stronger and happier as she makes her way though. ( )
  lindy_brooke | Apr 12, 2016 |
One of my favorite books as a child. I loved the Victorian setting, the old house on the moors, the secret of the bed-ridden Colin and the garden, the sympathetic, common-sense Dickon, the practical, humorous Martha, and most of all Mary, who is one of the most realistically shown bratty children in all fiction. In fact, Mary at times is relatable, and we soon start to see how she became such a stinker- with utterly neglectful parents,a stupid, wished she had never had a child- they were just SO much work- flirt of a mother, and almost no education of any kind. To quote the author " If Mary had not really wanted to learn her letters, she would never have learned them at all." The line perfectly captures the surprising grittiness of the environment of such rampant neglect. The idea of her being so wholly and dangerously ignorant is terrible, but on a child far less smart than Mary, it would inevitably have happened. She also had no exercise of any sort and no discipline. But the story of how she changed for the better, made friends, and gave the sickly, horrid Colin a chance for life, never feels too rushed or sappy. We can believe in Mary's reformation, every step of the way. Perfect for ages 8 to adult. Five star. ( )
  virtuosoMS | Mar 31, 2016 |
Not as enchanting as my beloved A Little Princess, but utterly charming. Burnett had a way of teaching lessons without being overly preachy. ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 2016 |
Not as enchanting as my beloved A Little Princess, but utterly charming. Burnett had a way of teaching lessons without being overly preachy. ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 2016 |
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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
Burnett, Frances Hodgsonmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Tudor, TashaIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Hague, MichaelIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rust, Grahamsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bailey, JosephineNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dahl, SophieIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Konigsburg, E. L.Introductionsecondary 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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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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