Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 02 Sep 2021
ISBN: 9781788008587
Size: 265 x 240 mm
Length: 96 pages

The Secret Garden


A favourite bedtime classic, beautifully retold by bestselling and award-winning author, Geraldine Mccaughrean

This beloved childhood classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett is now available in a sumptuous gift book edition with dazzling new art.

When Mary Lennox is sent from India to live with her uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor, she is the most spoiled and contrary child you could ever meet. But she is also extremely lonely. Until one day, she discovers a walled garden that has been kept secret for years. With the help of a little robin, Mary unearths the key and unlocks the wonder that lies beyond the garden walls – and finds that making friends can be every bit life-changing as a magical garden.

A captivating picture book retelling for young children by acclaimed author Geraldine McCaughrean, who has won, among many others, the Carnegie Medal twice, the Whitbread Children’s Book Award and the Smarties Bronze Award.

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A timeless keepsake gift with beautiful illustrations by Margarita Kukhtina that will be treasured by generations.

With sumptuous details including cloth binding, foil cover, full colour illustrations throughout, textured paper jacket, ribbon marker and head and tail bands.

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“Award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean’s retelling of The Secret Garden captures the wonder and magic of the much-loved original as well as bringing the main characters vividly to life.”

-Julia Eccleshare M.B.E, Love Reading 4 Kids

The Secret Garden has also had a revamp…which bottles Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel into 96 pages, galloping through all the key narrative events.”

-Emily Bearn, The Daily Telegraph

“It’s faithfully retold and abridged by Carnegie Medal-winning Geraldine McCaughrean and brought to life by rich colour illustrations.”

-Sally Morris, The Daily Mail

“Enjoy one of the world’s favourite bedtime stories in a beautifully retold, illustrated edition.”

-Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Post

“Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved, classic story is retold and updated for young readers and complemented with beautiful, full colour illustrations on every page, making it easy for children to immerse themselves in Mary Lennox’s life.”

-The School Run (blog)

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Chinese simplified , German , Greek , Slovak , Ukrainian , Vietnamese

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