Throwback Thursday: The Secret Garden

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Throwback Thursday – this is an event hosted by me! It used to take place weekly, but is now once a month on this blog. It is the time to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic! Leave a comment here and feel free to take an icon and use it on your blog! Also feel free to do this on as many Thursdays as you like. =)

This month's throwback is: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

In this beloved children's story, Mary Lennox, an ill-tempered orphan is sent to live in England with an uncle she has never met. While there, she discovers a spoiled cousin and a long-abandoned garden. Working to restore the garden, she finds she also cures her own ill temper and reforms her cousin as well.

I was given this book as a gift from my parents one year when I was little. My mom told me it had been her favorite book when she was little. I have the exact copy pictured above. It's a beautiful hardcover with thick, glossy pages and glorious illustrations throughout. I love it! And what a beautiful, sad, and hopeful story all in one. I also loved the 1993 movie version.

Such a classic!


Zibilee said...

You know, I have never actually read this book, though I have heard a lot about it. I wonder if I would still be able to enjoy it as an adult, or if the season for this has passed. I might have to try it out anyway!

Andrea said...

The Secret Garden was always one of my favorite books. I also loved the different movies.

Juju at Tales of said...

I adored this book! Great choice.

softdrink said...

This book seems to be making a bit of a comeback...I've seen it mentioned on quite a few blogs over the past few months. I loved it when I was a kid, although I've never re-read it as an adult.

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