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The Secret Garden: And A Little Princess (Classic Library Compendium)

4.39 of 5 stars 4.39  ·  rating details  ·  1,168 ratings  ·  41 reviews
This volume contains two of Francis Hodgson Burnett's best loved stories. Each novel is illustrated with colour plates and line drawings.
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published July 25th 2010 by Not Avail (first published 1911)
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I just finished reading a little princess, and it was a finaminal book. It is about a girl who looses her father (Captin Crewe) and has to go from being treated like a princess, to being treated like a scullery maid. I suggest it to all poeple who love to read and just eat up books as fast as they get them.

One of my most beloved novels. The Secret Garden has the first real great female character of children literature: Mary Lennox. She is the first heroin girl is realy human described with hard-temper, opinion. She is the garden: sick, alone, almost dead, forgoten by men/adult people. The lonely and sad girl grows with the garden and became a better person learning with nature and real friendship be a person for the first tim since she born one decade before.

Reminds me Charles dickens... as Pip, S
Ms Always Write
Jul 27, 2014 Ms Always Write rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children, Young Adults, Adults
Not many books that I've read and reread, but this one is definitely one of them! One of the first books I read when I was growing up and for sure one of the more memorable ones. There are so many movie versions of the book as well, but you definitely can't go wrong with this one:

The book is simple, clean, and easy to read, but it's very easy to love the characters and the book. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, young or old. A classic and one of my
Momoko Fujigaki
1.Oxford Level 3
2.11/6=25min, 7=45min, 10=20min
3.Mary,Yorkshire, Martha, Garden, Dickon, Crying, Father
4.a)It was the loveliest, most exciting place she had ever seen.
b) Mary talked everything crossly, and she was disagreeable girl at first. However, after coming to Yorkshire, she became a kind girl and said such a word! I like her changing!
5.Mary was disagreeable, but finally she helped a boy and his father's mind. I really like this story.
Angela Liao
In my opinion I thought this was an average book. The plot and characters were interesting. One of the reasons I didn't enjoy reading this book was because of the way the dialogues were written. The book wasn't written in modern English--which made it difficult for a reader to understand. This book reminded me of the process of reading Romeo and Juliet.
As I am reading this book I didn't feel it was right for others to treat Mary that way. They say she isn't as pretty as her mother, but they ne
Angiie Marie
The film adaptation of this book is one of my favourites and the book also is amazing and just as good. It was one of the very few books I took to university as it means a lot to me and I have read throughout my childhood, teenage years and still today (I'm 21 in two months) HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Caitlin Room14
this book is so magical and it makes you feel like you can do anything.

QUOTE FROM BOOK: where you tend a rose, a thistle cannot grow.

where you have happiness, unkindness shall not follow.
a little garden is a good is about a gurl and her father they were rich. her father had to go to work he worked at the diamond minds. so she had to go to this school that you live in. because she was rich she got everything she wanted she had a person that does everything for her.the person that owned the school did not like her because she got everything she wanted. she got everything she wanted because her father paid for it they had alot of money.then her father died and she was soo p ...more
Erliah Chandra
a very light entertainment :)
This was such a great book.
This book is about a girl that is born stubborn and a garden that shows the true meaning of friendship. And soon the stubborn that is in her went away. Read this book to know more what a little secret garden could do to this girl and her future.
May 20, 2008 Sandy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sandy by: those who like old fashoned fairy stories
I really liked the these two stories. I really enjoy fairy stories with lots of magical things happening in them. And these were a couple of old-timey classics. A nice book to read while sitting on my chaise lounge in my own secret garden....
Rebecca (everyday reader)
A little girl makes new friends in England and introduces a crippled boy to a life he didn't know he could have...A little girl goes to an all-girls school when her father is shipped off to war, and learns lessons on being rich and poor.
When I was little, I had the double sided dvd for these books and I loved them so much, but when I found out they were books, I made it my mission ot read them both. Love the books, incredible amazing!!!
It was an okay read for me. I am not a huge fan of classics. I am glad that I read the book and enjoyed the fact that the kids were allowed to be kids. I liked the message of the book.
Another good book read as a child.
I would give this book to any young reader.
The author is so descriptive, you can really find yourself in the garden.
I think that the movies are much better than the books. Maybe because I watched or because that i saw the movies before I read the books.. I do not know...
A good book that I enjoyed as a child. I remember reading both of these stories as a child and crying while watching the movie adaptations.
I love this movie. The book is good, but deviated from the movie quite a bit. It threw me off. I didn't expect that. It's a great story though.
Rachel Elverd
My favourite childhood books and still readable as an adult. My children have also read so we are all talking about it. love, love, love.
My Mum read 'The Secret Garden' & 'A Little Princess' over and over again to me as a little girl, so it has a certain sentimental value...
Khantey Lim
Fun, easy-reading, relaxed, fast moving, just reading for an hour and you finish it with a smile on your face.
Ging Gimper
I agree with the author that if you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.
So adorable... :)
We recently read this as a family and I enjoyed it just as much as my kids! We are excited to plant a garden now!
cute write it never fails
it is so boring at the begining but when you really get in to the book it is a little interesting
I love kid lit -this is truly one of those magical books I can't wait to read to my children.
Love the old books, love the old style of writing, Blyton, Hodgson and Lewis some of the best.
My all-time favorite children's books... I still read them every few years...classics
Story Breath
I was 13 when I read this book and all I remember is feeling utterly enchanted.
Eventually,,,i lost the book and end up never finish it..
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Frances Eliza Hodgson was the daughter of ironmonger Edwin Hodgson, who died three years after her birth, and his wife Eliza Boond. She was educated at The Select Seminary for Young Ladies and Gentleman until the age of fifteen, at which point the family ironmongery, then being run by her mother, failed, and the family emigrated to Knoxville, Tennessee. Here Hodgson began to write, in order to sup ...more
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