From the FBF Library! The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

1 copy of the book will be given away on Friday, November 4, 2016, along with some awesome FBF Swag!

We’re giving away some cool FBF swag along with our Library book this week. 1 lucky winner will receive the book plus: 1 FBF Bookplate, 1 FBF Bookmark, and 1 FBF Pen, created especially for our readers!

About the Book:

When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen…

So begins the famous opening of one of the world’s best-loved children’s stories. First published in 1911, this is the poignant tale of a lonely little girl, orphaned and sent to a Yorkshire mansion at the edge of a vast lonely moor. At first, she is frightened by this gloomy place, but with the help of the local boy Dickon, who earns the trust of the moor’s wild animals with his honesty and love, the invalid Colin, a spoiled, unhappy boy terrified of life, and a mysterious, abandoned garden, Mary is eventually overcome by the mystery of life itself—its birth and renewal, its love and joy.

Opening the door into the innermost places of the heart, The Secret Garden is a timeless classic that has left generations of readers with warm, lifelong memories of its magical charms.

About the Author:

Frances Eliza Hodgson was the daughter of ironmonger Edwin Hodgson, who died three years after her birth, and his wife Eliza Boond. She was educated at The Select Seminary for Young Ladies and Gentleman until the age of fifteen, at which point the family ironmongery, then being run by her mother, failed, and the family emigrated to Knoxville, Tennessee. Here Hodgson began to write, in order to supplement the family income, assuming full responsibility for the family upon the death of her mother, in 1870. In 1872 she married Dr. Swan Burnett, with whom she had two sons, Lionel and Vivian. The marriage was dissolved in 1898. In 1900 Burnett married actor Stephen Townsend until 1902 when they got divorced. Following her great success as a novelist, playwright, and children’s author, Burnett maintained homes in both England and America, traveling back and forth quite frequently. She died in her Long Island, New York home, in 1924.

Primarily remembered today for her trio of classic children’s novels – Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911) – Burnett was also a popular adult novelist, in her own day, publishing romantic stories such as The Making of a Marchioness (1901) for older readers.

Giveaway info:

Title: The Secret Garden
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

1 copy of the book (along with FBF swag) will be given away on Friday, November 4, 2016!

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4 Responses to From the FBF Library! The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

  1. ZAHRA October 30, 2016 at 8:35 am #

    WANT IT BADLY

  2. luc durazo October 30, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

    win

  3. Raymond Stone October 31, 2016 at 8:37 am #

    In it to WIN it! Thank You!!!!

  4. Brenda Segneri November 3, 2016 at 12:28 am #

    I loved a very old movie that used to play in the 50’s of The Secret Garden.