The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden Cover

The Secret Garden

By Frances Hodgson Burnett; James Howe; Nancy Carpenter

Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, Abridged, 9780679847519, 112pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 1993


The story of an unhappy little girl, her invalid cousin, and the healing power of friendship and love. Reading level: 4.8.  

About the Author
Alice Sebold is the author of the novel "The Lovely Bones," and a memoir, "Lucky." She lives in California with her husband.

Praise For The Secret Garden

"This adaptation has its own special appeal. Although considerably shorter than the original, it remains faithful to the plot. Allen's oversize chalk drawings are handsome. Children sometimes pass over Burnett's story because by the time they are able to read it, they are no longer interested in the subject. For them, this adaptation will work well."--Booklist.