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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Reviewed by Nancy Young

Published in 1910 and generally considered Frances Hodgson Burnett's best work, The Secret Garden is well known and loved throughout the world. This story of a girl's awakening to strength, goodness, and love through tending a garden--kept secret to everyone else--deserve high ranking on anyone's must-read list.

Burnett makes Nature vibrant and magical, and even makes weeding an act akin to Divinity. While the story is often thought of as a girl's book, its richness of detail and its accuracy and richness of characterization make it a book for everyone.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is featured in Vol 3 No 3 of The Storybook Home Journal.

Tags: Vol. 3 No. 3, 2010, Book reviews

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