The Secret Garden Book
The Secret Garden Book
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The Secret Garden

Written by Mandy Archer and illustrated by Jane Newland

Published by Gibbs Smith

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Introducing Little Miss Burnett’s The Secret Garden: A BabyLit® Flowers Primer. From crocus to snowdrop, daffodil, snapdragon, and more, your child can be one of the few that is allowed in the secret garden all summer long!

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  • Age Range: 3-5
  • Pages: 28
  • Book Type: board
  • Publication Date: January 1, 1960
  • ISBN: 1423649236
  • ISBN 13: 978-1423649236
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Husband. Father. Children's Book Critic Extraordinaire:)

The Secret Garden is one of my favorite stories from my childhood. I love Mary's self discovery and her help to Colin and ultimately Mr. Craven along the way. I love the way she gains color in her cheeks as she experiences the joy of playing and working outside and nurturing a garden and befriending a robin, joys that Martha and Dickon help her discover. I love that she feels the happiness that comes as she moves from a very self-centered character to thinking of others and putting their needs and wellbeing above her own. She also is lovingly forthright and frank with Colin, which helped him develop, too.


Mandy Archer

After training as an editor in London, MANDY ARCHER went on to become the Head of Children’s Books for BBC Worldwide, nurturing such characters as Wallace & Gromit, Bob the Builder, and the Teletubbies. Since then she has written many titles, ranging from board books for babies

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Jane Newland

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