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Paperback The Secret Garden: Special Edition with Tasha Tudor Art and Bonus Materials Book

ISBN: 006440188X

ISBN13: 9780064401883

The Secret Garden: Special Edition with Tasha Tudor Art and Bonus Materials

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Celebrate an unforgettable classic with this paperback edition featuring the timeless art of Tasha Tudor. Just in time for the movie adaptation starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters This gorgeous paperback includes Tasha Tudor's iconic illustrations, an extended author biography, activities, and more, making it the perfect collector's edition or a wonderful gift for young readers. When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle's great house...

Customer Reviews

16 ratings

Misleading sale

Book info shows date of 1914 and the print date on the copy I was sent was 1994. The picture on the sale shows about a 4th Gen. Very disappointed since we wanted a 2nd copy to read of the original wording. Newer copies printed 1970 and forward lose half the story.

Not happy

I love the book. Don't get me wrong but it hate that the front end paper was ripped out.

The book you order is not the one in the picture.

Really disappointed with my order. The book I received is not the one in the photo. I originally, wanted this to be a gift for my grandmother since the image of the book was a copy of the edition that we read together when I was a child. It’s really frustrating and almost upsetting when you pay for one thing and then you get something completely different. Shipping was fine.


I cannot believe all the classic books that I have yet to read. This book was very touching from beginning to the end. It caused me to want more than to stop where it stopped though the ending was good. My copy was in good condition & I will keep this book and pass on to my granddaughters for their reading enjoyment.

Be careful which version you order!

I purchased this book to read with my children this coming school year. I opted for the hard cover Scholastic version thinking it would last a bit longer. The scholastic version is NOT by Frances Burnett, it's an abridged version based off the movie screenplay, not the original book. Now I have to repurchase the book, although I will make sure to pay closer attention this time.

I love this book!

I love this book. But I ordered in "very good" condition. The booked that arrived was "acceptable" in my opinion.

Book condition

If youre here for a book review this will not be it. But if youre looking for the condition of the book this will be it. I just recieved it today. Shipping was actually faster than I originally expected. I ordered "hardback, like new" and it came as ordered and described. The only downside was that it has its original owners name written in BIG letters on the first page. Other than that it looks very new. Thank you.

Incredible story

My five year old and I both loved the story so incredibly much! I never read this story as a child and am so glad that I read it as an adult because it is fantastic for all ages.

The copy I was sent was very damaged and should have been rated poor. The story was great.

The Secret Garden is a great book for young children. The book suggest the need for friends and imaginations. Occasions with friends can help you get healthy and strong and lift your spirits. Hope for the future is an added benefit.

I was sent the wrong book

I was sent the book, "The Secret Garden DIARY", not "The Secret Garden". It had a lock on it and when we finally picked it it was some little girl's diary from 1992. I ordered the secret garden, as you can see where I'm leaving the review when the email asked me to leave a review of the book, it shows I purchased the secret garden, but that was not what I was sent. Please check your books before sending them out so that people get the book that they paid for not something else.

A childhood favorite

As one of my favorite books when I was a kid (still a favorite) I'm thrilled to now read it to my girls and to witness their excitement as each page is turned. This is a very special read and one I would recommend to everyone.

Book The Secret Garden

My favorite niece is now old enough to read this book so for christmas I purchased the book for her and also The Boxcar Children. These were two of my favorite books when I was her age.

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden opens up with a spoiled girl name Mary Lennox who gets everything she wants. She is always somehow ill in one way or another. She loves no one and no one loves her. Her parents never paid attention to her and her mother wants nothing to do with her. She was taken care of by native servants and they did everything that Mary told them to do because Mary's mom did not want to deal with crying or yelling. Mary's life changed completely when an outbreak of cholera happens in the Lennox's household. Everyone dies, leaving Mary all alone in her room crying and wondering where everyone went. Later, she is found by two soldiers who send her to her maternal uncle. Her uncle's house is a huge mansion with one hundred rooms in it; most of the rooms are locked up. Everyone describes her uncle as a "miserable hunchback". Mary is not too exited about going to live with him. When Mary arrives at his house, she finds that staying inside is not to fun. So she starts to play outside, running all through the gardens. She meets all sorts of friends. She becomes more engaged in the world, less ill, and stronger. Mary Lennox begins her adventure when she finds a hidden door to a secret garden. She wanders all through it and is so amazed. She then meets a new friend, Dickens, and they meet in the garden together everyday. They plant flowers and just hang out together. They spend the rest of the summer together. This book was awesome! Quite amazing, I thought. It was very interesting all through it. I would rate this as a four star book. You should defiantly read it as soon as possible!

A very fine book to read

For anyone who is teaching their 8 or 9 year old how to write this is one fine book to read because it is so well written. I am a homeschooler who is using IEW to teach my children to write and this book is loaded with "dress-ups". All that aside, the story line is captivating, the characters are memorable, and there are lessons to be learned here that will last a lifetime.

Mistress Mary, quite contrary...

The Secret Garden - my mum gave me this book when I was about eight and in the front it says: "for Kate, who will stay up reading until the wee hours of the morning." and it is true. I've read this book many times since then and I discover something new each time.The characters are wonderful, especially Mary, Colin, Ben Weatherstaff and the "Yorkshire angel" Dickon. The changes that happen to both Mary and Colin throughout the book are a delight to observe. I feel protected and happy once I've finished this book, things turn out happily, for the best and the image I have in my head of the Secret Garden surpasses anything I have ever seen in real life - and that is fine, for this is literature.Read it.

A literature that the none-literature readers will love.

It's amazing for me to read a book in tree days and want to read it again.I'm a Chinese,but I just can't resist the story line printed on the cover,and I bought a English version.I thought I can read it slowly and prectice my English,but I finished in only three days. Three person who can't love and got together in a great house.Mary,Collin,and Mr.Craven was teached what love is and how to love others by theyselves and by a magical natual-love boy,Dickon.And finally the great house bathed in terror came bake to the arm of the love. I can't write too much about this book.The ending will make you laugh with happiness and make you cry moved by the ending. You really should not only read it,but also own one.

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The Secret Garden in Yes Day and More!
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Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • March 10, 2021

You may have heard about the new Netflix movie Yes Day starring Jennifer Garner. Did you know it was based on a picture book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal? Here are a few more fun book-to-screen adaptations that are available or coming soon to watch—and, of course, read!

The Secret Garden in Desperately Seeking Solace
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Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • April 29, 2020

There's a lot of uncertainty in our world right now and it leaves many of us feeling anxious and unsettled. Of course, books can help! Reading is a tried and true source of solace in times of trouble. Here, ten contemporary authors share the books that bring them comfort.

The Secret Garden in Moments Today, Memories Tomorrow
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Published by Barbara Hagen • April 16, 2020

About six years ago, my family spent our Friday nights watching the entire series of Little House on the Prairie. My intent was not just to share with them a little bit of my childhood but to show them a different way of living. These past few weeks have certainly been challenging with COVID-19 affecting us professionally, socially, and personally, but this gift of time, and of togetherness, has given us a taste of what life may have been like back in Walnut Grove and brought back these wonderful memories. My hope for all of us is to embrace the notable moments today as they will become our enduring memories tomorrow.

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