The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett
8 - 12
Reading age
Page count
Words per page
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May 14, 2008
Publication date

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After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle’s gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed – and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly she turns the key and enters a world she could never have imagined.

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kids stuck at homesecretsbooks made into moviesimagination and play

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Book Details

Publication Date
May 14, 2008
Puffin Books
Original Publication Date
August 2, 1911
Original Publisher
Frederick A. Stokes Company
Page Count
Words Per Page
Middle Grade
Reading Age
8 - 12 years
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
Lexile® Level
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
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