THE SECRET GARDEN

Frances Hodgson Burnett, Author, Josephine Bailey, Read by
Frances Hodgson Burnett, Author, Josephine Bailey, Read by , read by Josephine Bailey. Tantor Media $39 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4001-0072-9
Reviewed on: 07/14/2003
Release date: 03/01/2003
Paperback - 368 pages - 978-0-06-440188-3
Paperback - 253 pages - 978-0-14-035004-3
Paperback - 298 pages - 978-0-14-036666-2
Paperback - 368 pages - 978-0-19-281772-3
Hardcover - 40 pages - 978-0-394-55431-0
Hardcover - 69 pages - 978-0-394-86467-9
Hardcover - 368 pages - 978-0-397-32165-0
Paperback - 288 pages - 978-0-440-40055-4
Paperback - 288 pages - 978-0-440-47709-9
Paperback - 978-0-440-47706-8
Mass Market Paperbound - 287 pages - 978-0-440-97709-4
Hardcover - 304 pages - 978-0-448-06029-3
Hardcover - 304 pages - 978-0-448-41250-4
Mass Market Paperbound - 258 pages - 978-0-451-52417-1
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-451-52080-7
Mass Market Paperbound - 10 pages - 978-0-451-52581-9
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-0-453-00840-2
Paperback - 96 pages - 978-0-486-28024-0
Paperback - 194 pages - 978-0-486-29199-4
Hardcover - 412 pages - 978-0-517-14143-4
Show other formats
FORMATS

Soothing and mellifluous, native Briton Bailey's voice proves an excellent instrument for polishing up a new edition of Burnett's story. Bratty and spoiled Mary Lennox is orphaned when her parents fall victim to a cholera outbreak in India. As a result, Mary becomes the ward of an uncle in England she has never met. As she hesitantly tries to carve a new life for herself at imposing and secluded Misselthwaite Manor, Mary befriends a high-spirited boy named Dickon and investigates a secret garden on the Manor grounds. She also discovers a sickly young cousin, Colin, who has been shut away in a hidden Manor room. Together Mary and Dickon help Colin blossom, and in the process Mary finds her identity and melts the heart of her emotionally distant uncle. Bailey makes fluid transitions between the voices and accents of various characters, from terse Mrs. Medlock and surly groundskeeper Ben to chipper housemaid Martha. And most enjoyably, she gives Mary a believably childlike voice. A brief biography of the author is included in an introduction. Ages 6-12. (June)

The Best Books, Emailed Every Week
Tip Sheet!
MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE
X